Student scoops bodybuilding title

Phoebe Hagan, 20, from Worthing was the overall female winner of the MASS Student Physique Championships 2016. Picture: Sam Solar Fly
Phoebe Hagan, 20, from Worthing was the overall female winner of the MASS Student Physique Championships 2016. Picture: Sam Solar Fly

Phoebe Hagan from Worthing won big at the Mass Student Physique Championships in Bristol, walking away with the overall Women’s Bikini title after coming first in the tall category.

The 20-year-old, who studies International Business at the University of Brighton, beat more than 30 other competitors at the event held in Bristol earlier this month.

This was her first competition, having taken up bodybuilding as a hobby after getting a job at South Coast Gym, Lancing. “I was so nervous, but the other girls were so nice. A few had competed before and they gave me some advice. When they said my name I couldn’t believe it.”

Following her win, Phoebe is looking to take part in this year’s UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation national championships.