This is Julia Vins from Russia. She decided to become a powerlifter when she was 15 years old, as she was “too skinny”. Now she is known as “Muscle Barbie” and can deadlift 190 kilos in training.
“When I was 15, I realized I needed to change something with my life. I was not satisfied, with everything. I did not do anything, I was very skinny. So I decided that I needed to become stronger – physically and mentally.”
“People know me as ‘Muscle Barbie’ – I like this comparison. It’s nice. I have these big, beautiful eyes and wear make-up. But at the same time, I’m strong. I can deadlift 419 pounds in training. I want to become as big as possible.”
“Everyone has an opinion on what I look like – they either respect my work or reprimand me for being a muscly girl. But to be honest, I’ve noticed that the guys who are negative about my athleticism are just jealous.”