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Pumped up - Closeups
September 2012 Issue
Anna Watson was recovering on her parents’ couch when she became famous. It was January, the day after she’d had surgery to repair her right Achilles tendon—which the UGA cheerleader snapped during a tumbling run—and she was still woozy from anesthesia when her friends texted to tell her that she was featured on Yahoo.com. She was, frankly, horrified. The story covered Watson’s decision to turn down a $75,000 fitness modeling contract. The agency offering the opportunity had asked her to take a legal steroid that would increase muscle mass, but she refused. “When I realized that my worth is in the Lord and is not in photographs and is not in however much money they offer me, then I was more at peace about saying no,” she says. Watson started her college career in fall 2009 as a cheerleader on scholarship at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. Self described as “stocky” when she arrived, stress and an unbalanced exercise regimen caused …
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