Anne’s winding road to bodybuilding success

Anne Amor discovered her career of choice after a couple of false starts

When 13-year-old Anne Amor moved with her parents to what is now Nouvelle-Aquitaine, she felt lost.

“I didn’t know any French,” she said. “So I felt completely out of my depth when I started school.”

Her parents Sharon and Peter, both 57, had decided to make the move after holidaying regularly in France. Both set up their own businesses once they arrived in 2005, with Sharon working as a hairdresser and Peter as an electrician.

But Anne found it difficult to settle. It took several years to master the language. “I loved the idea of living in France,” she said. “But I found settling in really hard.”

Despite her challenges, she obtained her BAC-L at lycée in 2012 before starting a university course in Poitiers with the ambition of becoming a ...

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