Today, we got to interview the beautiful Cuban fitness model Vida Guerra. Vida is part of Shannon Dey’s Team Bombshell. This latin bombshell has been taking the world by storm with her exotic curvy physique. She’s been in movies, music videos, and all over magazine covers. Vida is doing great on stage and recently won her IFBB Pro Card. When she isn’t modeling, acting, or competing she seems to be a cool laid-back person. I know Vida will do great as a pro and look forward to seeing what she makes of it. Read what she has to say:
Name: Vida Guerra
Hometown: Perth Amboy, NJ
What sparked your interest in training and how did you get started?
I started training again in April 2011, I didn’t realize how much I had let myself go.. I stopped in 2007 so I wanted to get back in shape.
What motivates you to continue training?
I just love the way I look and feel when I take care of myself: mind, body, and soul.
What mistakes did you make as a beginner?
I listened to the wrong guys about training and it took me almost 6 months to get it right.
If you can go back in time and change anything would you?
I wouldn’t want to change anything from the past because I wouldn’t be where I am now. I love the place I’m in wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
If you can only train 3 body parts which would they be and why?
Legs, booty, and abs because I love to work those areas the most.
What’s the biggest piece of advice anyone has given you in this industry?
Always trust your gut feeling.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Unstoppable, Fearless, Passionate
Have you ever been one of the girls at the gym who was scared of the weights?
I was never scared of weights. I started lifting in 1999 and loved it so much. Competed in my first NPC show back in April of 2000 in Jersey, it was for figure.
Finish the sentence ” During my first competition, I …”
I was so nervous.
IFBB Pro how does that feel?
How has this changed your life?
This is now a lifestyle for me, the way I see everything has created such discipline in my life and I love it.
So you’re part of Team Bombshell, I see you guys winning shows every week, can you tell me about that experience?
Yes, I became a bombshell girl in December such a great team. Shannon and Rob are amazing at what they do that’s why they produce winners.
What are your hobbies?
I love to have fun! Don’t really have a hobby but I’ll do anything that puts a smile on my face. I do enjoy reading a lot and working on my mind, body, and soul. I don’t own a tv, instead I read and that has power.
What is your current weekly workout routine?
I workout almost every day. I really enjoy it give each muscle group 24 hrs rest and just change it around.
What does your daily diet consist of?
I have 5 to 6 meals a day; high protein and veggies, low carbs.
What is your favorite cheat meal and how do you deal with cravings?
I love pizza. Don’t really get cravings so when I do, I usually just have a little bit of whatever it may be. Like after my show I wanted pancakes so bad!
So I remember back 10 years ago, you were THE GIRL in many major music videos and magazines, do you still miss that attention?
I only did 5 music videos and that was just to gain experience in front of the camera getting direction from a director. I was more the girl in the magazines.
How did you get into modeling?
Well in 2002, a good friend Joe submitted my photos to FHM and 6 months later they called and asked if I wanted to shoot with them and I did and that started everything.
I would be doing what I still do which is model, host and act.
What is your favorite workout song?
I love to listen to house music, always get me in the mood.
What three tips can you give to women who want to start competing?
Make sure you find out a lot of information about the sport. Get with a great trainer, and follow the plan.
What is your own physical feature you are most proud of?
I am proud of my whole body. I am 38 and I love every inch of me
What was the biggest obstacle you faced while trying to make it big in fitness?
I was never trying to make it big, this was a challenge for myself to see if I can do it. Everything else is just the icing on the cake and I am grateful.
What is your favorite movie?
I love the movie The Notebook and Flashdance.
Tell me one random fact about yourself?
My left leg is very ticklish.
Short Term Goals?
Where can people get into contact with you?
Twitter is @vidaguerra
Anyone you would like to thank?
I would like to thank Jesus; Bombshell team Shannon and Rob; My sponsors Nike, P28 Bread and Nuts-N-More.
It’s been our pleasure! Do you have a quote, or any closing words for your fans and the readers of RippedNFit ?
Never give up, follow your dreams!