Amanda Loy, 22, from Scottsdale, Arizona, is four feet tall and weighs 72 pounds. She entered her first bodybuilding competition at the weekend and won a trophy in the figure division for having good definition
Amanda Loy is four feet tall and weighs 72 pounds, she was born with hypochondroplasia - a type of dwarfism that means her physique remains in proportion.
‘It's pretty much like an average height body, shrunk down into a smaller package,’ she said, explaining her condition.
After months of intensive training, she competed in the NPC Natural Western USA Figure Competition in Mesa, Arizona, at the weekend.
Dressed in her bikini and heels, Amanda looked just the other contestants in the bodybuilding event - except in miniature.
Family and friends, along with her coach, Gordon Beecher of Team GB Fitness, were at the event to cheer her on.
Despite her tiny stature, she made a big impression on the judges - placing fourth out of nine competitors in her division and walking home with a trophy for her well defined figure.
The 22-year-old nursing student from Scottsdale believes she may be the first little person to actively compete in the world of body building.
‘From my knowledge and Google's knowledge, I am the only female little person to ever complete in a show like this,’ she said.
Amanda now hopes to turn her passion into a profession and she and Beecher are currently exploring sponsorships to help her focus on body building full-time.
Amanda said she hopes her success will inspire people of all shapes and sizes.
'It doesn't matter what you look like or who you are,' she said. 'If you want to be fit and be the best you can be, it just takes dedication.'