AT 23 years of age, Celby Mullen has her eyes on the prize ahead of the finals of Miss Bikini Ireland. The finals, which were due to take place last October, have been postponed due to current restrictions on gatherings. However, the overall winner will represent Ireland in Mexico in the Swimsuit USA competition.
The St. John’s Park resident applied last June in the hope of representing Waterford, but she also applied as a clever career move.
“I have always had a passion for fitness and for modelling.” said Celby, “however the restrictions on height and weight have been a barrier to that career for many. Miss Bikini Ireland have no restrictions on height, weight, tattoos or any other aspect of how you might look and for me, this was too good an opportunity to ignore.”
Celby is one of thousands of students at the moment who are studying from home, as she prepares to graduate in the summer with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Health from WIT. The 23-year-old also plans to return to work in Command Fitness when restrictions begin to lift.
“I trained under Ducky Quade who owns Command Fitness, and when I first went there, I was really struggling with my self-confidence. I was, and am, naturally shy so I needed some guidance in seeing my potential. Ducky helped me alot and I started to see that I was the only one stopping me from the things I wanted.”
These lessons paved the way for Celby’s goal, which is to set up her own online life coaching business, together with developing her career further in fitness and modelling.
“If I can reach one girl, just one, so that she can see herself in a more positive light, that’s all I want. Personal Trainers have a responsibility to you and your health, when you combine that with the work of a Life Coach – someone who sees your potential and can help you to unlock it, that’s a perfect combination.”