As Stacey Darr stared up at the photos of professional athletes and body builders on the wall of the AWNBS gym, she knew that one day she would earn her place on that wall.
That day has finally come.
Competing at Natural Body Building Australia at the weekend, Darr won the Queensland state title and was crowned overall fitness champion.
The very next day at the Australian Women's Natural Body Sculpting, Darr competed in the Bikini International, where she won all three of her divisions, was awarded the overall champion, and was given her pro card for the WNBS.
"A lot of people don't make that status or they try and try and try so I feel very honoured," she said about being recognised officially as a pro.
The mother of two has qualified for this weekend's national competition in Sydney, where she will represent Queensland and vie for the national title.
Here's the real kicker - she only started training in January.
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