Fashion Fit Modeling Fitness Glamour Lingerie Parts Modeling Promotional Modeling Sports Swimwear
Jul 12, 2014
Sep 13, 2012
Female 34 years old Pleasant Hill, California, US
Mayhem #2781679 Model
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/SherylMendoza
I was born and raised in a small town where fashion, glamour and fitness were never introduced to me. My sister, cousin and I always played Beauty Pageants when we were little all dressed up in my mother’s heels and clothes. I secretly wanted to model but didn’t have the courage or confidence to pursue it. A few years ago, I was asked by a friend to become her gym buddy and join the local gym. I didn’t think I need to work out since I was naturally “skinny”. I said “sure, what have I got to lose”. I came in with an open mind and the goal to help out a friend in need. I joined the gym, read about fitness and started working out on a regular basis. My friend lost a few pounds and she was content. I however, wanted to keep going and make this new found hobby a lifestyle. I met a few people who have been in the fitness industry for a long time and was introduced to my trainer. I thank her for teaching me the ropes and making me believe in myself that I can achieve my goals.
With hard work, dedication and discipline, I did the 2010 NPC Contra Costa Body Building Show. I was in the Class A Bikini and placed 14 out of 40. Placing the top 5 was never my goal. Getting up on stage knowing that I am in a room full of professional athletes was overwhelming enough. The goal was to try and survive the day! It was one of the most rewarding, liberating, fun experiences I have had in my life. I will treasure that moment forever.
Bikini Body Building has opened doors for me and I started modeling swim suits for designer friends, modeled on bikini shows and modeled for photographers. The goal is to keep going, work out hard and get into Fitness Modeling. I, however, am open to diversity and am willing to try other areas of modeling for those who are interested in working with me. Thank you for stopping by!