My name is Bethany Carter Howlett, and I was born on November 3, 1977 in Fairfax,
Virginia. My childhood included many activities such as softball, ballet, cheerleading,
singing, modeling, volunteer work, and extensive academics.
involvement in bodybuilding and fitness stems from a thirteen year elite-level
career in gymnastics. I attended Chantilly High School, where I was a member of
the internationally recognized show choir that was voted first in the nation by
Downbeat magazine. I was a member of the gifted and talented program, where I
tied with another woman for the prestigious title of Valedictorian, closing a
four-year secondary school career with over a 4.0 GPA.
accepted a vocal scholarship at the University of Virginia, where I studied Molecular
Biology, Music with a specialization in Vocal Performance, and the Spanish language.
I completed three years at the University of Virginia before transferring to George
Mason University, where I completed a double major in Molecular Biology and Music,
and a minor in Spanish.
I finished my master's degree in molecular
biology at George Mason University in August of 2000. I plan on attending medical,
pharmacology, or physical therapy school in early 2003. I earned my I.F.B.B. professional
fitness status at the 2000 NPC Team Universe Championships. I am currently training
for all of the I.F.B.B. professional fitness shows in the year 2002----wish me