Nataliya Kuznetsova Trukhina is the biggest and most successful Russian female bodybuilder. She earned a number of championship titles from worldwide contests and has been breaking records ever since. Beyond her impressive professional victories, Nataliya’s life story is incredibly inspiring. The strong woman has made it through some shockingly difficult times, and even her career choice brought her a lot of suffering. Still, no matter what came her way, Nataliya remained dedicated and pursued her greatest passion: bodybuilding and powerlifting.
From the moment she realized how deep her fitness passion was, the towering Russian began garnering attention. However, she didn’t take much pleasure from this because so many of the comments directed at her were harsh. People criticized her appearance and found new ways to attack her every day. Despite what the haters have to say, Nataliya’s transformation is remarkable. If you’re interested in true tales of underdogs triumphing, then Nataliya’s is the story for you. From a 14-year-old girl who was bullied for being skinny to a world-renowned strong woman, her journey has what it takes to leave you feeling inspired. Read on to see the photographs that document her transformation.