Interview With Chady Dunmore
Q:: Chady, you’ve had such an incredible journey and overcomed so many obstacles to get to where you are today. And despite all of the challenges you have faced, you have battled through everything and found a way to live your dream. How did you do it?
Ok…How did I do it all? A little thing called hard work and lots of determination. I started
modeling in Miami, Fl at the age of 13yrs old and from there the rejection begin. I grew tough skin from never being pretty enough, or with my health issues never been strong enough. So when I decided to take control of my weight loss after having my daughter it became more than just weight loss….I wanted to prove that I could rise to the top at the time not being the prettiest or the healthiest.
Q:: So what made you want to become a fitness model and how did you get started?
CD: I have always loved modeling since I had started at 13yrs old, but as I grew older my body
changed and I wasn’t stick thin anymore. I am Latin and have athletic build…The Fitness World
just welcomed my physique. I began my Fitness modeling career after attending FMI conference
in LA 2years ago. I learned how to brand myself and turn my fitness modeling into a career.
Q:: These days you are also one of the most sought after fitness models in the
industry. What is a typical day like for you?
CD: hahaha it depends what day it is especially being a mom. Let me sum it up like this: FB
(eat), twitter, emails (eat), phone calls (agent/manager/family), driving/picking my daughter to
school (eat), gym (weights/cardio) (eat), cook food, recording studio (eat), you tube channel.
Texting in between all of it (eat), working on book/album (eat), shower, time with my daughter
(eat), sleep and start over…..
Q:: You have a very impressive fitness modeling resume but you’re the 2010 Arnold
Classic Bikini Champion and the 2010 WBFF Pro Bikini World Champion, which is amazing.
What were those experiences like?
CD: I am still in awe with all of it…… I think it will hit me when I’m 80yrs and I start telling my
story over and over to my grandkids on how I use to be a bikini champion. LOL
Q:: So what’s the worst thing about being a successful fitness model?
CD: The worse things about being a fitness model are all the photo shoots. It limits the number
of triple cheeseburgers I can eat I’m not kidding, seriously. As for people not taking me
seriously, I wouldn’t say that. I feel my looks and achievements may make others take a look at
their health and weight condition more. At first, my family had a hard time understanding the
commitment I had to make to achieve my goals. But now that they see the results, they are more
supportive because they realize it’s not just a phase I am going through- it’s a lifestyle.
Q:: So what are some of the common misconceptions about fitness models and
women who lift weights?
CD: Some women hesitate to strength train, and in particular to pick up free weights often
because of popular misconceptions of what might happen when they do. The average woman
who weight train, will achieve a slim healthy body without adding unwanted muscle mass. In
Fact, I believe weight training is responsible for changing and sculpting my body the most to
look like a Fitness/Bikini Model.
Q:: Do you have a body part are you most proud of?
CD: The body part I’m most proud of are my shoulders and butt!!
Q:: Which female fitness personality’s body do you admire the most?
CD:: As for my favorite female fitness personality? Ahhhh, that’s too hard to narrow it down to just one or even a few. I honestly admire ALL the fitness women that are mothers.
Q:: Your hit single “Work It Out” rocks and I have it on my playlist right now actually.
Where did all of this musical genius come from?
CD: That’s awesome, so glad you like it. I have always wanted to get in the music industry,
so when I was approached to get in the studio I jumped in with no hesitation. I had no idea that
my 1st single “work it out” would be such a hit and be played on radio stations across the
Q:: People can download it on iTunes right?
CD: Yes, ITunes and Amazon
Q:: I believe you also have a book coming out as well?
CD: Yep! It’s going to give people insight on my story and answer questions I get asked all the
time. It will also be available in Spanish for my fellow caliente mamacitas.
Q:: Where can we find you on the internet?