Friday 28 November 2014

Tallafornia's Kelly like you've never seen her before - former reality TV star wins first place at her debut bodybuilding contest

Published 28/04/2014 | 09:04

The model shows off her toned physique (Photo: Twitter/Kelly Donegan)
Kelly captioned this snap: Without this man none of this would have happened ! A true professional, my coach & mentor Calin @TitanIreland (Photo: Twitter/Kelly Donegan)
Kelly replaced chocolate and alcohol with greens and superjuices for the last four months (Photo: Twitter/Kelly Donegan)
The 24-year-old has truly ditched her ‘Tallafornia’ days of rowdy nights out for an extremely healthy lifestyle. (Photo: Twitter/Kelly Donegan)
Kelly (left) with her former Tallafornia cast-mates (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)

This is ‘Tallafornia’s Kelly Donegan like you’ve never seen her before.

The reality TV star and model has declared bodybuilding as her latest venture in life and has just celebrated winning first place in her first show, the Miss Bikini Classic, a popular bodybuilding contest for women.

The 24-year-old has truly ditched her ‘Tallafornia’ days of rowdy nights out for an extremely healthy lifestyle.

Donegan is currently running a blog, Kelly’s Bikini Brawn, which aims to provide an all-round guide to being in the best mental and physical shape you can be in.

Ditching chocolate and alcohol for greens and superjuices for the last four months, the model recently posted a photo of a cake on her Twitter account writing; "Chocolate & 1 of my all time favourites salted caramel. Oh dear lord I need this in my belly. No more greens I beg you."

Dressed in a red glittery bikini, the tall brunette showed off her toned body as she posed for the camera during the weekend’s contest.

The brunette wore a dark fake tan to show off her muscled physique.

“Having fun backstage with Phoebe! What a day,” she captioned one snap online.


She wrote under another, “Miss Bikini Spring Classic tall! Still on cloud nine finally getting to see all the photos rocking my @RavisSands.”

She also posted a photo of her with her coach and mentor Calin, thanking him for his support.

“Without this man none of this would have happened!,” she wrote.

Just months after the star said she was ditching the makeup and tan for something more natural, it looks like Kelly’s back with a bang.

The ex-Tallafornia star said recently she has little time for romance with her newfound career.


The Assets model and her TV3 reality co-star Dave Behan went their separate ways last year after nearly two years together.

And, although Dave has gone on to enjoy a relationship with TV and stage personality Leanne Moore, Kelly recently told The Herald that the last thing she’s been thinking about is jumping back into the dating scene.


“I’m horrifically single, but I’ve been single for more than eight months now and I’m very happy,” she insisted.

“I’ve found my independence again and I’m content with myself.

“I reckon I will be for the foreseeable future too because I’m actually enjoying it too much and getting too much done in life.”

Kelly (left) during her Tallafornia days

 “I’m really busy with [my blog] at the moment – it’s just something that happened but now it’s taken over and I’m getting so into it, I love it,” she continued.

“It has exploded quite a bit because it now has thousands of readers and to say that now after only starting in November is pretty good. “

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