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An Interview with Miriam Howard

Miriam Howard is an overall champion in the 2012 Guam National Bodybuilding Championships. In the following Interview, she talks about her most recent competition, and how she prepared for it.

GBB: Can you tell a bit about yourself?

I am German-American; born and raised in Germany. I joined the Air Force after graduating from college and served on active duty for 6.5 years before joining the Reserve. My husband is active duty Air Force, which is what brought us to Guam in 2011.

GBB: How did you first hear about fitness competitions and what motivated you to compete?

A friend of mine told me about the show one day when I was in the gym. She suggested that I compete and thought I would do well. I had just moved to Guam, was not working full time so I figured it was a good opportunity to try something new. I enjoy most things related to fitness so I was very interested in trying this.

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