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Maria Pontillo

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Stats: 32 • 115 lb • 5’

Gig: Doctor of physical therapy

Maria Pontillo has been working out since she was a kid with her dad in their garage. “I remember using soup cans as dumbbells to do biceps curls,” she says. Involved with competitive cheerleading when she was younger, Pontillo got serious about working out in college when she tried out for the Florida State University cheerleading team and didn’t make it. “Discouraged, I refused to give up, so I hit the gym hard to train hard to try out the following year,” she says. “I didn’t follow through, though, because I found

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