My favorite experience while at the pageant was having the chance to work with many well known photographers, forming new friendships with other contestants and walking the runway for the Fantasy Swimwear portion of the competition. I felt like a Victoria Secret runway model adorned in my wings and rhinestones. It was such a wonderful experience.
Who or what inspired you to get started in modeling?
I started modeling at a young age and have always had a passion for expressing myself through photography. A few years ago I became a personal trainer and this opened doors for me to become a fitness model. I have always been inspired by the women in Oxygen, Health and Fitness and other fitness magazines.
Tell us about your modeling experience.
I started modeling when I was eight years old. I traveled to New York around that time and began pursuing a career in modeling and acting. I started booking print work and modeling shows for different companies. I also began appearing in commercials and movies. I continued modeling for most of my life. It’s something I enjoy and look forward too.
What is your best fitness tip?
My best fitness tip is to always strive to be the best version of yourself. Let it become apart of your lifestyle. Change up your workouts periodically and you will not get bored with your routines. This will also give you results because your body is always adapting to something new!
What are the beauty products you can’t live without?
I am in love with Miss Outdoors makeup because it’s waterproof, smudge proof and sweat proof. It’s amazing for photo shoots!
What is your personal style?
My style has always been on the country girl side because I am a southern girl. I grew up wearing boots, jeans and daisy dukes but I love to get dressed up. I love formfitting styles, heels and accessorizing with jewelry.
What is one of the most interesting shoots that you have done?
One of the most interesting shoots I have ever done was with photographer Justin Price. It was an underwater shoot with sharks! I was terrified at first but it was the most amazing experience! I wore an evening gown in the ocean with sharks swimming below me. This was a shoot that turned out beautiful. What the pictures don’t show is the struggle to pose underwater with ocean swells, a heavy dress and fighting off sea sickness. The end result was worth it and I would do it again if I had the chance. (check out more work from Justin for MISS BIKINI® here)
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time ?
I am an avid outdoors women. I spend my free time in the outdoors. I enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking and paddle boarding. I am happiest when I am in the outdoors enjoying the beauty that surrounds me.
What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
The most interesting place I have ever been too was Aruba. I say interesting because the sights were amazing. The sea life that I encountered while scuba diving was breathtaking.
What do you hope to achieve in the future?
I hope to continue to pursue my modeling career and also further my career as a Personal Trainer.
Miss Bikini Fitness 2019
5 Fast Facts:
I am a single mom of two girls
I am an avid outdoors women
I started singing when I was 5 years old
I am a certified Personal Trainer
The one fact about me that seems to surprise most people is that I enjoy Gator hunting. You can see some of my adventures on Carolina Crazy Outdoors YouTube channel or on my Instagram at @becca_bowen_