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ENMU student taking the stage

 

February 2, 2017

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For her last competition at Fitness America in November, former ENMU student Bree'Anna Lucero designed her Mockingjay-themed costume from scratch.

You may recognize her as a small town gal from Fort Sumner or as a former Eastern New Mexico University volleyball player, but now, she is walking across fitness stages and actively changing lives.

Last February, Bree'Anna Lucero moved to Dallas where she is working as a personal trainer.

Lucero said she has always had a need for adventure, especially after living in a small town her whole life.

She graduated from ENMU in 2015 with a bachelor's degree is criminal justice.

Lucero said she had the desire to pursue something that already fit into her active lifestyle and comes naturally to her.

"I had always wanted to see what my body was capable of. After my last (volleyball) game, I knew competing was my next move," she said.

For the last two years, Bree'Anna has competed and placed in several fitness and bikini competitions, previously holding the Ms. Model New Mexico 2015 title.

Last June, she competed at Fitness Universe in Miami, taking home the prestigious title of Ms. Model Universe 2016. At Fitness America in Las Vegas, she placed second in the bikini category and fourth in the model category.

The greatest challenges she faces are preparing food for "on the go" and restraining from comfort foods during prep.

"As a personal trainer, it can be a challenge, but I find that it's all about balance. Even in your lowest moments, you have to pull it together and be that inspiring and energetic support system that a client needs," said Lucero.

Lucero, who competes in two categories, model and bikini, said fun and creativity are also an exciting part of being on stage with her being able to create her own attire to pose in.

She said she loves every aspect of competing.

"It's an individual challenge that you work so hard for," she said. "It's quite a journey both physically and mentally, but I feel it helps your spiritual growth as well."

This year, Lucero hopes to defend her title as Ms. Model Universe, earn her Bikini Pro Card and inspire others to step out of their comfort zone. She would also like to see different parts of the world and compete in an international show.

"I want to go as far as I can go. I want to be the elite athlete that I know I am capable of being and be the best version of myself as possible," she said.

 

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