Where and when were you born?
~ Dallas, Texas in April of 1982
What is your profession?
~ Currently, I do various things…I am in school obtaining a Bachelors degree in business; I personal train on occasion, I am on various web cam web sites and currently working on my own personal site.
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to figure and how did you get started with weight training?
~ Always, I have been athletic since I was 7 or so. The very first sport I played was softball for a team called the STARBURSTS with the colors of bright royal blue and hot pink..it was honestly very funny.
~ I started weight training many years ago as well when I was still in my teens; I always liked to play with the boys, lol.
Was it a goal for you to compete in figure competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body?
~ Yes, honestly it was. An ex-boyfriend of mine actually was a Natural Bodybuilder and encouraged me to compete; what stimulated my real ambition was when he and I broke up and he said I couldn’t do anything without him, YEAH RIGHT, lol.
Can you give me your competition history?
2009 – Excalibur (Coming up Soon) – Bodybuilding Debut
2007 – Lone Star – 2nd Place
2006 – Europa – 4th Place
2005 – Ronnie Coleman Classic – Didn’t place well =)
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you?
~ I honestly don’t feel any of these competitions were a big success as I have always been so thick and muscular so that motivated me to transition to bodybuilding. I feel in bodybuilding I will have much more success and hopefully accomplish what I aspire to accomplish long term.
Please tell me something about your training routine (i.e.: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
~ 6-7 days a week on season and I continue 5 days a week even in my off season..I am scared of cellulite. I also Muay Thai train in which I love.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
~ I do not like to do walking lunges but I do make myself do them anyway; my favorite would be squatting or leg press, my lower body is thick and strong so I love going heavy.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
~ Definitely my Bootah, round and juicy, lol.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
~ Squat – 250lbs/ 5 Reps
~ Leg Press – 500 + lbs / 2-5 Reps
~ One Arm Curl – 45lbs / 2-5 Reps
~ Biceps – 14”
~ Thighs – 20”
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
~ I enjoy the way that I look while I am training for a show; I start off loving the training but come show time..I am ready for a break.
~ Off season I love EATING and fighting Muay Thai
Please describe a typical day in the life of Brandi Mae.
~ Very monotonous:
Train with weight or fight
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out (hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
~ Hobbies, I have many. I love Yoga and meditation; I actually love Thai Chi.
~ When I am not training I do enjoy drawing or cartooning, reading, hiking, fighting, of course spending time with the family, volunteering, pole dancing, watching pointless VHI reality T.V. shows, MAKING MONEY, I also just started research and study on the philosophy of Taoism (people don’t realize it is more of a philosophy versus religion)
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
~ I love feeling and overall just being healthy; our society is structured to be unhealthy and to perpetuate obesity so the “eat clean and work out regularly” works great for me.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
~ That I founded a non-profit organization for AT RISK CHILDREN to eliminate obesity throughout schools and to assist with low income families whose children wish to participate in sports and or activities but are not able to do so because of lack of funds.
~ I also use to play the Saxophone; I aspire to start again once I am finished with my degree.
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
~ My competition goals are to definitely turn PRO in the IFBB for bodybuilding.
~ I also aspire to become a professional female kick boxer.
BrandiMae does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!