This is from an old interview from the NY times where Maria briefly talks about why she became so massive........At 5 foot 4 inches, 180 pounds, Ms Calo 25, who makes a living as a personal trainer, is a stark contrast to other Argentine women. While most are slimming, toning and shaping, Ms. Calo is building thick bulky muscles. "For me the muscles are very beautiful and very feminine," Ms Calo said." From the first time I saw large muscles on women in a competition on American television, I knew I had to have them."
If possible I always like to include a transformation comparison picture to show the incredible change these women go through, now the earliest picture I could find of Maria is from 1993 from one of her first contests where she's still pretty small. Unfortunately the quality isn't all that good but it still serves to let you appreciate the massive gains she made in the following 7 years.
I know many viewing these pictures, and especially the transformation picture, will undoubtedly prefer the smaller 1993 Maria, where she is closer to resembling a fitness girl. I know which version of Maria I prefer, and I think Maria would agree with me, the bigger the better.