Anna Watson, a University of Georgia student, is said to be America's strongest female cheerleader.
Watson, who loves spending time in the weight room, can reportedly bench press 155 pounds, squat 255 pounds and dead lift 230 pounds... and that's really impressive!
The report stated that deeply rigorous Watson, a junior exercise and sports science major, got a $75,000 fitness-modeling contract that could have set her up for a lifetime career in modeling. But Watson turned that offer down because she was asked to use a legal steroid.
Anna Watson. Credit: Anna Watson/University of Georgia
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According to The Post Game, a modeling agent approached her and asked to use Anavar, a legal anabolic steroid to help her gain up to 50 pounds of muscle. But Watson declined to do so because she was worried about the effects on her body when she decides to have kids.
I don't serve a modeling agent. I serve the Lord, Watson said. I'm not going to compromise my morals and my beliefs just to take pictures. I believe that my body is a temple and a beautiful creation, so I don't want to put anything into it that can harm it.
However, Watson doesn't want to be defined by her physique.
I know that my identity is not in working out, Watson said. It's not who I am. It's not what I want people to see me as. Yes, on the outside, I'm a very fit individual, but when you get to know me, my life is not all about exercise and working out.
It's an elite position to be a cheerleader at UGA, Watson told Red & Black. They have hundreds of girls try out, and to be selected out of all of those people to be on the team, it's kind of a big deal. So those girls were very humble and gracious and patient to help me just learn the basic stuff.
Watson had completed 10 years as a gymnast before becoming a cheerleader of her high school. She has more than 30 pairs of jeans, but only two fit her.