Courtesy of Brian Moss:
From her official biography:
"A native of Zeliezovce, Slovakia, Timea started in sports and fitness at a very young age. From living with two twin brothers, Timea described herself as a tomboy, and she enjoyed physical activities. At 14, Timea was sent to boarding school in Bratislava, which gave her a chance to mature and grow up without the aid of her family. While away, a former bodybuilder in Slovakia encouraged her to dabble with free weights and aerobics for the first time. In addition, Timea entered the fashion and beauty world. She also won a beauty contest and pursued some modeling opportunities, but she discovered she did not enjoy it as much as fitness training. "