IPL Bikini Athlete, Linda Mattingley
Michael Brooks Photography
“I WORKOUT VERY HARD TO STAY IN SHAPE BECAUSE I LOVE TO EAT!”
Nickname: LindaGainz | Age: 37 | Height: 5’4” | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Relationship Status: Single
Name three music artists you’ve been listening to lately: Halsey, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding.
Favorite Books/Magazines: Never Play Dead-How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable by Toni Lahren.
Favorite Movies: Casino, True Lies, The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates and all Disney Movies.
What are some of your professional accomplishments? (modeling or otherwise): I took 1st place in Bikini Novice at my first International Physique League Competition.
Where’s the coolest place you’ve traveled to for work? Did you get to party at all? I didn’t travel for work, but the coolest places I’ve traveled to are Paris and India. I was honored to attended the United States Ambassadors Christmas Party in Paris and I went to an Indian club and had a blast dancing!
Best things about Bikini Modeling? Worst things? Best thing is showing off your hard work and worst thing is critiquing yourself.
What is the motto or mantra you try to live your life by? It is what it is!
What keeps you busy? I stay very busy being a single mom to my two daughters, working two jobs, working out and trying to have some social life.
What is your view on tattoos? I think some girls look hot in tattoos! I have a couple and I think that’s enough for me personally.
What three clothing items can’t you live without? My high waisted workout leggings, Adidas athletic shoes and a cute sundress.
What is your dream job? My dream job is to get paid to workout!
What do you do to stay in shape, or are you just a genetic freak? I workout very hard to stay in shape because I love to eat! I try and get in the gym five days a week and lift alternating upper and lower body. I almost always start with 30 minutes of cardio to get warmed up on the stair climber or treadmill. I also like going to classes like Mixxedfit to switch it up and get my dancing in.
Are you interested in or ever tried any extreme sports? (bungee, skydiving, rock climbing, BMX, moto, snowboarding): I have never tried extreme sports. I wish I could be that daring person but just looking at rollercoasters makes me sick!
•Favorite Color: Cinderella Blue.
•Favorite Food: Pizza, Chips and Salsa, Peanut Butter and Watermelon.
•Dream Car: My car! A 2019 Pearl White Limited Toyota 4Runner.
•Are you a fast or slow driver? I take it slow in my new car.
•Favorite part of your body: Glutes.
•Favorite part of a man’s body: Shoulders and Chest.
•Bars, clubs, both, or none? Depends on my mood.
•Favorite beer, cocktail, and/or shot: The “Fit Girl”. Vodka, soda and lime.
•Favorite city/country to party in? America! •
Are you excited about the release of this issue of VIGOROUS with you in it? I still can’t believe it!!! My hard work has really paid off and I am beyond thrilled to be featured!
First thing that comes to mind when you hear…
“Donald Trump”: 2020.
…”Spring”: Fresh Start.
…”Social Media”: Consuming.