The competitive fitness scene is an often misunderstood by “mainstream media”. Most of the main stream media doesn’t take the time to ask questions and educate themselves on the niche industry before writing about it. It’s easier to describe someone with low body fat, over the top make up and a ridiculously fake tan as a freak bodybuilder. Kudos to Cosmopolitan magazine’s Senior Editor, Michelle Ruiz for her approach in writing about the New York Pro. She interviews a variety of women and asked questions that reveal what’s behind the blinded out suits and fake tan.
A tweet reading, “These female bodybuilders LOVE how they look and don’t care what you think” went out to Cosmo’s 960,000 twitter followers and their Facebook page, which boasts over 5.1 million fans, shared the story as well.
As expected, the comments range from praise to hate on the story. Check out the interviews / feature on Cosmo’s website and let them know what you think.