Stunning Danielle puts her best Foote forward
Danielle Foote made a spectacular debut competing in her first bodybuilding event at the NPC SouthernMuscle Showdown in Dalton, Georgia, on Saturday.
The 23-year-old won three gold medals on the way to being crowned as the overall figure champion.
Foote dominated in that she was first in the women’s figure true novice, women’s figure novice and women’s figure open Class A divisions to leave little doubt for the judges, if any, to determine the overall figure champion.
“This was my first competition and I worked very hard in these last nine months bringing the best package I could to stage and I honestly brought the best I could,” Foote told The Royal Gazette. “Very proud of myself in all aspects of my prep.”
Foote, who trains at Beast Gym under coach Muhsin Nasir, took matters all in stride heading into her competition debut.
“I walked into this show with no expectations because I did not know who I would be up against,” she added. “I overly exceeded my expectations about myself leading into this show.”
The event at the Dalton Convention Centre served as a national qualifier, with Foote, who attends the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, earning the right to compete at that level.
She will now look to clear the next hurdle in her attempt to become a professional bodybuilder by securing a pro card at the Caribbean Grand Prix Bermuda on November 20.
“The show in November is a pro qualifier so I will be working hard for the next few months to bring my best package,” Foote said.
The athlete initially began training to stay in shape both mentally and physically before making the transition to competing.
“I have been training for almost three years,” Foote added.
“What inspired me was honestly just staying fit and being the strongest version of myself mentally and physically.
“But I only started getting serious with my diet and training in the last year and a half.”