A female bodybuilder who has transformed her appearance with vampire teeth is now considering more extreme facial procedures to look like Angelina Jolie in Maleficent.
Part of a witches’ coven at school, Sara Holda, 34, then graduated to becoming a real life vampire – splashing out $400 (£292) on fangs as a Christmas present to herself in 2019, before spending another $100 (£73) having them enlarged last year.
Pumping iron since 2010, waitress Sara is a formidable sight, revealing her incredible muscles as she lifts up to 315lb (22st 5lbs) – the weight of a reindeer – as well as showing off her “vampy, high cheekbone look”, which is accentuated by dissolvable cheek fillers.
Sara, of Nashville, Tennesee, USA, who has also had regular Botox injections in her forehead and cheeks to look youthful for the last six years, said: “I was on the treadmill at the gym one day back in 2010 and was watching these guys lift weights. They looked like they were having so much fun.
“So, I just got brave and went up to them and asked them if they could teach me how to do it.
“Seeing my body change – even within the first month – from boobs and curves into muscle, was really addictive.”
While Sara, who is single, dabbled in local bodybuilding competitions, she was far more interested in the aesthetic side of the sport and posed for some female bodybuilding websites as a model.
She said: “Soon, I had bulging biceps and firm thighs. I was really hooked on the transformation and, to me, the vampire look was a natural progression.”
Always interested in the occult, as a teenager she persuaded her mum to buy her a ouija board.
And, inspired by cult teen flick The Craft, she started a coven with three girlfriends at elementary school.
“It was adorable,” Sara recalled. “We hid in our parents’ basements, lit candles and did ouija boards and cast spells to make our enemies’ hair fall out like they do in the film.
“They say sometimes these things take a long time to come to fruition, so I’m still waiting for my spells to work.”
She continued: “I’ve always been so fascinated by vampires, too – the fact they have eternal life, super strength, their look, the biting of the neck thing. Everything about them is so cool to me.
“Everyone’s obsessed with eternal youth and is getting plastic surgery to keep it these days – and vampires are beautiful forever, too.”
As a child, growing up in the small town of Flora, Indiana, Sara also loved superhero cartoons like X-Men – particularly the shape-shifter Mystique – and vampire movies like the Blade franchise.
A goth at one point in her teens, dying her hair bold colours and wearing black clothes and lipstick, her fascination with all things supernatural grew.
“I definitely had that goth phase, except I just never really grew out of it,” Sara laughed. “It has just evolved over time.”
So, enhancing her honed appearance with vampire fangs seemed like a logical next step, as her pursuit of body modification intensified.