Upper Darby native Brittany Williams, a fitness advocate and aspiring doctor, will be going for the crown at this year’s Ms. Natural Philly bodybuilding competition, writes Kimberly Garrison for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I see nutrition and exercise as the key cornerstones of good health, and I plan to incorporate that into my medical practice one day,” said Williams.
Williams has been athletic from an early age but always aimed to become a doctor. That dream will come true this month when she graduates from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
She gave up sports for a while to study biology at Hampton University, but once she got into medical school, she returned to working out regularly to relieve stress.
“I hired a personal trainer for two years to keep me accountable,” she said.
It was that personal trainer, Justin Taylor, who prompted her to enter the competition. Williams decided to give it a go and was soon bitten by the bodybuilding bug.
“This competition is just the beginning of the platform I wish to stand on,” she said. “It’s about lifestyle, prevention, and how we can really save a lot of healthcare dollars in the future.”
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