My name is Daphne Bansberg and I was born in the Netherlands, lived in Switzerland, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and currently in sunny California. I got serious about weight training and living a healthier lifestyle in 2013 after the stillbirth of my son and later on spending 4 months of complete hospital bed rest pregnant with my daughter. I wanted to be happier and find a positive outlet to help cope with my emotions and to generally live a healthier life. I competed in my first NPC bikini Competition June 2014 and have done 2 more shows since then. I am also the proud business owner and designer of Starlet Suits Custom Competition Bikinis. Competing, training, inspiring others, and focusing on better health has truly been a blessing for me.
NPC San Diego State Championships 2nd place Novice 4th place Open
NPC Grand Prix No placing
NPC Titan Grand Prix 5th place novice 5th place open
Graduate Penn State University 1992 New York Chiropractic College 1995 7 NPC Competitions 9 IFBB Competitions
1/27/2009. That’s the day I said that I was going to make a change. After being struck by a drunk driver in 2002 I had been on disability for 7 years. I have 4 herniated discs in my low back. I was done being a victim. I had to make a change for my sons sake. He was turning One and I didn’t want him to know me like this.
I had been fit for 12 years before my health was TAKEN from me. I figured I would diet and do push ups. That led to P90X. Then I dated an NPC bikini competitor and attended my first show. That is when I saw the men in board shorts. I was almost 42 years old but I knew I wanted to look like that. My grind hasn’t stopped. I did 7 NPC shows in 10 months and earned my IFBB card. I did 9 IFBB shows in 13 months. My goal is to keep improving. This is my calling. I’m 44 and I feel 34. My 30’s were robbed from me by a drunk driver. I’m taking those years back!!!!