Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

She's One Very Groovy Granny

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

She's One Very Groovy Granny

Article excerpt

SHE'S ripped, toned and shredded -- she's also 57.

Meet the grandma from Gladstone who isn't scared to bare it all.

Helen Simpson is a grandmother-of-six and has just taken home the first prize in the Bikini Masters for over 50s in Western Australia.

"It has been my dream to enter a body building competition for more than 25 years and late last year I finally plucked up the courage to do it," Mrs Simpson said.

Mrs Simpson who has lived in Gladstone for almost four decades said she was "over-the-moon" to have accomplished her lifelong dream yesterday.

"It is something I wanted to do in my 20s and life got in the way, having kids and running my business in Gladstone, it was all very time-consuming.

"I've always been a gym-junkie so I guess it was just a matter of me really pushing myself to get to the point of competing. …

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