Bendigo's Narelle Tobin shined at the Australian Natural Bodybuilders Pro Show in Sydney.
Tobin won the posing routine and finished second in the pro figure line-up.
"I'm very happy with the result," Tobin said.
The ANB Pro Show was Tobin's first event as a professional, and it certainly lived up to its expectations.
"Looking at all of the other girls, they were all of a very high standard, which is what I wanted going into the competition," she said.
"I never want to go up against only two or three other people.
"They worked us very hard, they made us hold the poses for a very long time while they were judging."
Despite the competitive nature of bodybuilding, Tobin said there was a high-level of respect between the athletes.
"Within ANB it really is like one big family, there's a certain level of competitiveness but everyone is supportive of each other," she said.
"There's mutual respect because of all of the hardwork we all put in."
Have you signed up to the Bendigo Advertiser's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in central Victoria.