FORMER Horsham resident Liv Miller has earned professional status on the world bodybuilding circuit after winning an amateur competition in New Zealand.
Miller has had a stellar year, after placing third in her division at the Arnold Classic Australia and now achieving her dream of being classified a professional bodybuilder.
“I am ecstatic and it wasn’t something I expected to achieve in the next five years, so it’s a bit daunting,” she said.
“I’m in the big league now.”
Miller said the tournament in New Zealand was tough.
“It was a long day as it was a two-show format,” she said.
“It was really exhausting and I finally won and earned my pro card at midnight.”
Miller will now have to travel the world as she enters the professional realm.
“My options for competitions are around the world,” she said.
“There are no professional shows in Australia in my category, so I’ll be back and forth between the United States and Europe.
“Now there is prize money and the standard is much higher as it’s an elite event.
“There are more spectators and people will pay to come and watch to see it.
“I will have the same card as some of the best bodybuilders in the world, which is amazing.
“It’s taken about six years of focus. I didn’t expect to be there so it’s still a bit surreal. I’m really trying to soak it all in and get my head around it. Now there’s an expectation there and I have to look like a bodybuilder all the time.”
Miller, who will compete in November in Romania, said she has now set her sights on finishing in the top five in a professional show.
“I’d like to be in the top five in a professional show, that’s my immediate goal,” she said.