Nathalia Melo is one of the leading fitness models in the world. Having won the 2012 Bikini Olympia Champion title, Melo solidified herself as one of the greats in fitness modeling competition history. Melo is the first Brazilian Professional IFBB Bikini competitor and International Fitness Cover Model. She has been featured in numerous magazines such as Muscle and Fitness, Muscular Development, Flex, Oxygen, and graced the cover of Fitness Rx multiple times. Flex Magazine ranked Melo as the #5 all-time fitness models.
When she first moved to the U.S. in 2004, Nathalia was caught up in an unhealthy lifestyle and began to watch the number on the scale rise. By the end of 2009, Nathalia decided to change her sedentary life and challenged herself by signing up for her first National Physique Committee (NPC) event. With a lot of determination and discipline, she not only won her class but also took home the overall trophy!
A few months after Nathalia’s first competition her fitness career took off faster than anyone in the industry had ever seen. She acquired high-profile management, signed a sponsorship with Nutrex Research and earned her professional competitor status. Melo scored a win within her first two professional competitions and placed 3rd in her third competition, which qualified her for the largest bodybuilding competition in the world, the Olympia. Nathalia took 2nd place in 2010 and again in 2011. She was invited to compete at the Arnold Classic in 2011 and 2012 where she placed 3rd and 5th, respectively. Nathalia finally broke through and won in the Olympia in 2012.
Nathalia is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist by the National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT), which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Nathalia’s passion for fitness and health is unsurpassed and she is determined to help you reach your goals to become a better YOU!
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- Height: 5’5”
- Competition Weight: 120 lbs
- Competition Body Fat: 8-9%
- Favorite Healthy Food: Orange Roughy, sweet potatoes, and peas
- Favorite Healthy Snack: Nutrex Infusion Protein Powder (Chocolate) with plain Greek yogurt and almonds
- Favorite “Cheat” Food: “”Everything!” says Nathalia, but she admits to missing Brazilian food especially
- 2012 Bikini Olympia
- 2011 Europa Show of Champions
- 2010 Europa Show of Champions
- Walking lunges with ankle restraint band
- Shoulder Press
- Free bar deep squat