Female Soldier Wins Best Bikini Body in Bodybuilding Contest

The British Army corporal served in Iraq and is married to a fellow soldier

Melissa Haywood weighs 9st (57 kg), is 5ft 8in (172 cm) tall and has just won Best Bikini Body at the UK Bodybuilding Championships in Manchester. She is a British Army corporal and served in Iraq in 2007, in Operation Telic 10.

Melissa is 26 years old, and she is married to fellow soldier Kieran Haywood. She advocates healthy living and a boot camp exercise regime.

The woman from Wiltshire, Salisbury tweets daily about her diet and exercise habits, trying to help women everywhere get in shape.

“Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction. [...] You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow: you choose. [...] Stop rewarding yourself with food - you are not a dog,” she writes.

According to the Mirror, she loves working out, and more than 1,500 Twitter followers tune in to check out her exercise tips.

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