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“I’m just a girl having a go at life and I hope that by my example I can inspire others to do the same. I want to show people that an ordinary kid that was kicked out of home at 15 years old and supported herself through the final year of high school can be anything she wants to be. In 2016 I moved to the USA with no visa, no job, no place to live and to Miami… where I had no friends. Partly because I love an adventure, but mainly to pursue my dreams of becoming a boxing world champion, model and role model. Basically, I want to have an impact.”

Avril started boxing late in 2012, and had her first amateur fight within 6 months. Five years later and with a year and half off in the middle, she has now had 20 amateur fights in both Australia and around the USA. She has won a number of state titles in Australia and moved to Miami to further her career as both a boxer and model. She now trains at the World Famous 5th Street Boxing Gym (home to Muhammad Ali) and has competed in two of the largest amateur tournaments in the world; the USA Golden Gloves and the Ringside Boxing World Championships.

But Avril is most well known for winning Miss Swimsuit USA International 2014 – the biggest swimsuit pageant in the world – and more recently the $50,000 Las Vegas International Model Search in December 2015. These two prestigious international titles as well as a top 5 placing at the Miss Fashion TV International Diamond Model awards in Cyprus 2012 are the reason for her being touted as Australia’s most successful ever pageant model. Her achievements scored her a management contract in the USA where she now resides. Avril has worked part-time as a fitness and swimsuit model for the past 10 years sideline to her fitness career.

Since 2008, Avril’s main focus was helping others as a personal trainer. Originally, in the gym that she owned and managed with her ex-husband on the Gold Coast of Australia, and since relocating to Miami in 2016 she now teaches out of the 5th St Gym in South Beach, travels the USA conducting bootcamps and workshops and helps online clients with nutrition and personal training programs. She is of the belief that an enjoyable, balanced lifestyle is key and that there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” regime. Her success working with hundreds of both male and female clients and her own achievements in the boxing ring and on the catwalk are testimony to her extensive expertise.

“While I am a devoted ambassador for the healthy lifestyle, I am just as big a believer in enjoying life and eating chocolate… It’s all about finding that happy balance.”

Avril’s entrepreneurialism currently has her working on a number of new business ventures soon to be launched... Watch this space! 


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