Why do you compete in bikini competitions?

Genuinely asking because I am new to weight lifting and follow some people on social media who compete in bikini competitions- and I really admire them, but I also can’t help but wonder why? Especially given the restrictions- not even being able to drink water near competition time blew my mind. Is it to feel a sense of achievement- working hard towards a goal and then actually being the best in your cohort? Monetary gains-are there any? ( I didn’t think there was prize money). Yeah, I’m really just curious. I guess this applies to most forms of bodybuilding, but as a woman I am specifically interested in my fellow ladies’ point of view.
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Genuinely asking because I am new to weight lifting and follow some people on social media who compete in bikini competitions- and I really admire them, but I also can’t help but wonder why? Especially given the restrictions- not even being able to drink water near competition time blew my mind.

Is it to feel a sense of achievement- working hard towards a goal and then actually being the best in your cohort? Monetary gains-are there any? ( I didn’t think there was prize money). Yeah, I’m really just curious.

I guess this applies to most forms of bodybuilding, but as a woman I am specifically interested in my fellow ladies’ point of view.

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