Bikini Athlete, Maria Kitmiridis
Michael Brooks Photography
Relationship Status: Married
“Lately I go by, ‘Wake Up, Kick Ass, Be kind, Repeat.’”
Name three music artists you’ve been listening to lately: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Inna.
Favorite Movies: Dirty Dancing, The Dark Knight, 300, Elf.
Where’s the coolest place you’ve traveled to for work? Did you get to party at all? I think the coolest place I’ve traveled for work was Nashville, TN. Although I did get a couple nights to venture out and listen to some amazing live (Nashville is basically the capital of country music) I was prepping for a show so I didn’t get a chance to experience the food. It’s definitely a place I will go visit again.
What is the motto or mantra you try to live your life by? Lately I go by, “Wake Up, Kick Ass, Be kind, Repeat.”
What keeps you busy? My three young kids keep me on my toes and preoccupied, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
“I wish I was a genetic freak! [laughs] But, working out 6 days a week keeps me on track.”
What is your view on tattoos? Honestly, growing up in a very strict family, I was taught that tattoos are trashy. I got my first and only tattoo at age 36. I respect and don’t stereotype people with tattoos. Everyone is their own individual person with their own thoughts, views and opinions. And, if they choose to express themselves with art on their bodies (tattoos) it’s their prerogative. I do plan to get a second tattoo by my next birthday. [smiles]
What three clothing items you can’t live without? Tights (yoga pants), Hoodies, Sneakers.
What do you do to stay in shape, or are you just a genetic freak? I wish I was a genetic freak! [laughs] But, working out 6 days a week keeps me on track.
Are you interested in or ever tried any extreme sports? (bungee, skydiving, rock climbing, BMX, moto, snowboarding) Would skiing be an extreme sport? I love skiing and consider myself an intermediate skier!
- Favorite Color? Black.
- Dream Car? Bentley GT Continental.
- Are you a fast or slow driver? Average.
- Bars, clubs, both, or none? None.
- Favorite city/country to party in? Thessaloniki, Greece.
“I plan to compete in two fitness shows in 2017 and plan a trip to visit my family in Greece…”
Are you excited about the release of this VIGOROUS issue with you in it? Honored and extremely thrilled!
First thing that comes to mind when you hear…
…”Social Media”: Judged.
What’s next for you? I plan to compete in two fitness shows in 2017 and plan a trip to visit my family in Greece that I haven’t seen in 11 years.