13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The strength of a woman

Shauna Bell participates in national bodybuilding competitions. She recently won the Class E Figure at the 2015 NPC Nationals, earning her pro card. To achieve the number one position in her division, she must sustain a disciplined lifestyle. Her training is grueling but her determination is fierce. As she prepares for her pro debut, she wanted to chronicle her accomplishment and welcome others to join her on her journey. She proves a woman can be strong and beautiful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P530
Copyright: © Yaviri Escalera