Meet 18-year-old Julia Vins, from Engels in Russia. She has the face of a porcelain doll but the strength of the Incredible Hulk. This wide eye’d beauty holds three world records, can deadlift 400lbs and has 23,000 instagram followers.
Julia has now acquired the title “muscle barbie” in her hometown and she told Mail Online she “likes the comparison – it’s nice.”
‘I have these big, beautiful eyes and wear make-up. But at the same time, I’m strong.
‘I can deadlift 180kg in training. I want to become as big as possible.’
‘Everyone has an opinion on what I look like – they either respect my work or reprimand me for being a muscly girl,’ she said.
‘But to be honest, I’ve noticed that the guys who are negative about my athleticism – are just jealous.
When Julia was 15-years-old she felt she didn’t have a purpose in life and so begun to hit the gym.
‘I started copying exercises that the male gym-goers did. It did not make me strong but then I started powerlifting. I loved it! I knew then that my goal was – to build muscle.’
Julia now trains for 3-4 hours a day, four times a week. She eats 6 small meals per day, which consist of protein and vegetables.
Julia entered into the World Powerlifting Championships in Moscow last year and won the competition whilst also setting three world records.