- First Name: Bianca
- Surname: Daubinet
- Age: 23
- Hometown: Durban
- Occupation: Audit supervisor
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/bianca.daubinet
Tell us more about yourself:
What are your fitness goals?
My fitness goals are to push to higher levels of excellence and better myself with each competition I do. Fitness is a journey and not a destination and I believe there is no set goal. The sky’s the limit! I will continue to be the best I can be and have faith that it will take me where I am supposed to be. It would be a dream come true to one day feature on the cover of Fitness Magazine. I also would like to receive my Pro Card in the not too distant future!
What are your hobbies?
The gym is my escape. When I have had a long day at work or need a break from my studies it is the place I go to release some endorphins. I used to be a kumite fighter but was forced to stop competing due to injury. During my recovery process, I gained weight out of self-pity until I started going to the gym and that was where my love for fitness started. I have always loved the great outdoors and anything that is adrenaline-related – from hikes to walks along the beach, jet skiing or doing something totally insane like the Big Rush Stadium Swing at the Moses Mabhida Stadium!
Do you have any sporting/fitness achievements you would like to share?
- Arnold Classic Africa 2017 – 2nd place
- IFBB KZN Colours (2016 and 2017)
- IFBB SA 2016 – 6th place
- Summer Superbodies 2016 – 3rd place
- Karate World Championships 2013 (Protea Colours)
- SA Karate Kumite Champion 2013
- Karate Common Wealth Games 2012
- Karate KZN Colours
- East Coast Pole 2015 (5th place)
- Miss SA Teen finalist 2011
Why did you enter the USN Face of Fitness 2017?
Besides my love for both USN and Fitness Magazine I want to inspire other women to take the time to be fit and active, as not only does it give you a sense of empowerment when you achieve what you thought you never could but it also helps with a positive self image. It releases ‘happy’ hormones which help fight depression. Too many women feel they are not good enough and I used to be one of them until I took to the gym. I have been competing for only a year and already I have received so many positive messages. My aim now is to inspire other women – that will really give me the greatest sense of accomplishment. Women are not weak! We are strong and I want to help to empower those who have not yet found their inner strength.