Irene Jean Santos is a Filipino WBFF Pro Fitness Athlete, Personal Trainer and Model. She competed in her first bikini competition in 2013 in the Natural Northeast Body Building Championship. In 2015, she competed in the WBFF Fitness Atlantic and again in 2019 were she took home 1st place and got her pro card. In between her second and third competition she took a break to focus on her personal training business, I.S.Fit. This year, 4 months after getting her pro card, she competed at the WBFF Worlds in the Bahamas for her Pro Debut. Although she didn’t place, she looked and felt amazing and is already training to compete in the WBFF Atlantic City to get her US crown. Irene also tries to give back by getting involved with charities fighting human trafficking and raising money for cancer research.
We managed to catch up with her and get to know her a little better.
What is your biggest sporting accomplishment?
It has to be winning my WBFF Pro Card. It was exactly what I set out to accomplish when I started training and winning that made all the hard work worth it.
Do you have any words of advice to aspiring athletes?
Never and I mean never ever give up on something you believe in. Don’t be too prideful to seek advice in areas you are not an expert in, but also be careful on who you seek the advice from. Surround yourself with positive and like-minded individuals. And lastly, have fun every step of the way!
If you weren’t an athlete what would you be?
An actress and a fitness model.
What do you hope to still achieve?
I would love to try out for the American Ninja Warrior and win!
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love to do anything active and outdoor, like hiking or going to the beach.