K A T Y A - N O S O V A
I was born in town of Ryazan, located in the central Russia. At the age of 16 my parents decided to move to NZ so here I am now living my life in the beautiful city of Auckland.
I was previously a competitive rhythmic gymnast until the age of 21. The highlight of my career was representing New Zealand in the Pacific Alliance Gymnastics Championship 2010 in Melbourne. Unfortunately, my repeat injuries forced me to leave the gymnastics scene.
When I quit I felt empty because what once was a huge part of my life was now just a gap in my day. I was desperately trying to find a hobby to fill that gap, but nothing matched the high that competing brought me. A couple of years later I met my now fiancé and he was already into bodybuilding.
In 2013 I joined the gym for the first time ever to help my fiancé achieve his dream of becoming a competitive bodybuilder. Before I knew it I was going to gym twice a day everyday and absolutely loving it. I found my passion. I found what I was missing since quitting gymnastics. I am now a competitive bodybuilder and this is only my second year competing!
I am honored to hold the status of the only New Zealand athlete EVER to win at the Arnold Classic USA. In March 2015 I earned my IFBB Pro card after winning the Bikini Overall at NZ Pro AM show. In October 2015 I competed in my first Pro Show at Europa Phoenix Games where I placed 7th and in Ft Lauderdale Cup where I placed 6th.
At the moment, I am continuing to train hard as I am working towards achieving my dream goal of qualifying for Ms Olympia.