WIMMERA bodybuilder Liv Miller has wasted no time making a splash in the sport, winning the Northern Queensland Championships in Townsville.
It was the first bodybuilding competition Miller had taken part in after only previously competing in fitness competitions.
She competed against 60 other bodybuilders from around the nation, ranking first in her figure category and second overall.
The sister of Laharum football star Robbie Miller, Miller said her family had always been sports-orientated.
“I used to play netball for Laharum and we were always a very sporting family, but I’ve been interested in bodybuilding for about two years,” she said.
Miller said she had been greatly encouraged by her success in the championships and was already looking to future competitions.
She said her next competition would be the international Southern Hemisphere championships on the Gold Coast later this month.
If she placed high enough, she said she would be considered for the Australian team at the National Amateur Body Builders Association World Championships in Italy later this year.
Miller said she enjoyed the intense physical and mental pressure of being a bodybuilder.
“I guess I like that it isn’t a team sport – it is solely on your shoulders,” she said.
“You don’t have a team backing you and it’s not something where you can just turn up like at footy training on Tuesdays and Thursdays and then have a pie after the game.
“Everything you do, everything you eat, it all matters and it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done physically and mentally.”