I am a Content Creator (Photographer / Videographer / Designer) with over 16 years of experience creating amazing and eye-catching content for my clients. I have had my own business since I was 18 years old, starting in Gothenburg, Sweden, where I’m originally from. I was the Photography Manager and later Creative Director for one of the biggest supplement companies in NYC for a few years to then move on to Miami, FL to grow my own name and brand. I run my own Media Company – @bustamante.media – I’m also one of the owners of @olympuslyfestyle and owner and founder of @theinfinityfit. During my years in NYC, I did Personal Training as well, training supermodels to get ready for Runway for Ford Models Agency. I also assisted in productions for big Fashion Magazines. 2020 I did my first WBFF Show which was virtual during the Covid-19 Pandemic. I got my Pro status and moved on to compete in WBFF Miami at the end of 2020 where I earned my crown and the title Miss Bikini USA. Currently, I’m in prep for WBFF Worlds in Las Vegas Aug 11-14th.
Photographer, Designer, Fitness Coach, Business Owner.
Is weight loss more of a fitness issue or a health issue in your opinion and why?
Primarily Health Issue but to correct the “issue” in the most proper way some sort of fitness is necessary.
If you have 100 tokens in total and you could apply them to the following categories, how many would you apply to each?
● Fitness level: 50
● Health level: 50
Thoughts on HIIT, Powerlifting, TRX, Yoga, bodybuilding, others?
Personally, I body build and lift weights 6 days a week. Occasionally, I do HIIT circuits. I have never done powerlifting as I have wrist, shoulder, and knee injuries but I fully support and respect each and every person’s choice of workout. Whatever makes you happy you should do. I have done a lot of TRX training also back in the days and occasionally use it still. I used to go to yoga every week before my wrist injury. Now I have trouble doing a lot of the poses due to my lack of range of motion but every now and then I do some basic exercises.
Share your unique training/coaching methods?
I believe in training and eating according to each person’s body. Everyone is different, certain foods work great for some and others not. Same with training styles. I get to know my clients and build the programs that they need.
I believe that each and every person should find something that makes them happy. During life, our minds and lives change and the style of training should do so as well. If you don’t find pleasure in what you do you will likely not stick to it. The same goes for diet and food. Find something that works for you. I don’t think you have to get full pleasure each and every day but you should have something weekly that excites you and makes your heart and soul smile.
I weigh light 6 days a week. Currently no cardio. Currently prepping for a competition and follow a strict schedule for muscle growth.
I eat 6-7 times per day, all full meals besides 1 that is a post-workout snack. I am usually between 3000-3400 calories per day, high protein, high carbs, moderate fats. I have my cheat meals 1 day per week when I eat anything I want. I do a fully gluten-free diet with red meat included as that’s what my body needs.
I have a holistic doctor that helps me track my body. I get vitamins to inject according to my bloodwork. I only take very few supplements orally as I have a very sensitive stomach and a lot of pills upset it. For the gym, I use EAA/BCAA and sometimes pre-workout (or coffee).
Do you prefer to take and recommend all-natural (no sugar, no artificial colors/flavors/sweeteners) supplements or supplements with artificial flavors and sweeteners? And Why?
I do recommend natural yes but I use items with artificial stuff too sometimes. If someone needs to use that every now and then to better be able to stick to an overall healthy lifestyle then I think that’s fine.
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
I love the articles and the helpful info. It’s well thought out and interesting to read and I like the way you connect and communicate with athletes and fans.
Describe your coaches and the impact they have on you?
My WBFF coaches are Caroline de Campos and TJ Hoban. I have been with them for about 1,5 years and they have been absolutely incredible. They are my coaches but have also become some of my best friends. I am very happy to have met them.
If you could ask Status Fitness Magazine Editor in Chief Rodney Jang any industry question, what would that be?
How did you manage to start and build Status Fitness Magazine, tell me about how you planned it out and your mindset during it?
Status Fitness Magazine runs model searches across North America including the largest one at the Arnold Classic for the Status cover. As part of the Status family, you will receive a special participation invite. How excited are you for this opportunity?
Wow, that sounds super exciting, I didn’t know that until I read it just nowhere.
Do you have a sponsor? List them and what they mean to you?
Yes, Violate The Dress Code for apparel, AP Sports Regimen for supplements, Samiya Boutique for casual and dress-up wear, Cake Eyewear for Sunglasses.
Future fitness goals and plans?
My closest goal is to bring my absolute best and unique package to the WBFF stage in August to compete for the World crown. The next goal after that is to build my coaching business to reach an even broader audience both for regular fitness levels but also for competitors.
To do what I love each and every day while making a living on it, which I already do. Grow my businesses bigger and better until the day I don’t enjoy it anymore, then I will find something else to do. Enjoy time and life with people I love and leave this world with a smile on my face knowing that I have no regrets or skipped on any opportunities.
5 things people don’t know about you?
- I used to play the sax when I was a kid.
- I can eat more food than anyone else I know.
- I come from Gothenburg in Sweden where I lived until I was about 20-21 then I moved to Stockholm and later on to NYC.
- I used to sing and dance for years when I was a kid.
- I can lick my own chin.
5 lessons you have learned?
- Don’t settle for anything less than what your goal is.
- Don’t change yourself for others, they won’t do the same for you.
- Learn how to be comfortable alone.
- Never give up no matter what.
- Trust your gut, it’s always right.
Most important attributes you see in a person?
Sense of humor – being able to make others laugh and not take themselves so seriously always, passion – a person without passion for something does not shine as bright, it doesn’t matter what the passion is as long as it’s there, desire to keep learning and growing as a person, kindness to anyone and everyone, empathy with others.
If you could inspire one person, who would that be? And why?
I wish I could inspire my sister to get into the workout life. I have not yet succeeded. Occasionally she works out but she’s busy with little kids and work. I know she would benefit a lot from it in every possible way. I will not give up.
Who inspires you? And why?
Other strong and hard-working people, primarily other women, both friends, and celebrities.
Your transformation story:
I come from Sweden and have a tall, slim body shape. I was not blessed with curves of any sort. I have worked hard to build what I have and everything you see is hard work, a lot of food, and not genetics. I have a lot of injuries and was told that I “would not”, “could not” ever do this and that again. This made me more motivated than ever to prove doctors and others wrong. I think that these injuries are a big part of where I am today. I worked harder and harder to show that it’s possible no matter what. If I can do it so can you. Don’t give up.
“Nobody is ever “too busy” if they are interested they will make time.”