Vladislava Galagan, well known as the ‘Kendall Jenner of Bodybuilding,’ has become an open book since achieving fame as a popular influencer. In a recent podcast appearance with Mike Thurston, Galagan discussed taking steroids in an attempt to achieve an Olympia-winning physique and some of the side effects that came as a result of her early use.
Having achieved viral fame within the fitness and bodybuilding communities, Galagan has risen to superstar status. She captivates her fans with a physique that exudes strength, all while preserving her femininity. Raking in over $10,000 a month on OnlyFans, the budding influencer has found success quickly.
Given her built body, questions surrounding her use of steroids have surfaced, especially among fans online. Dispelling any myths about being a fake natural, Galagan has been honest and forthcoming on her bodybuilding journey. From ‘short cycles,’ to methods for a better V-Taper, she makes it a point to offer her fans engaging content.
Vladislava Galagan Discusses First Cycle, Training at 16, and Wanting to Be an Olympia Champion
When she began training at 16 years old, Galagan doesn’t remember it having a significant impact, adding, “I didn’t notice much of a difference.”
“16 [is when I started training]. I haven’t even noticed [my growth] because I was always doing all these sports, so I was already toned and muscular for a girl at 16 years old. I didn’t notice much of a difference so.”
In 2016, Galagan thought if she took a steroid ‘cocktail,’ she would become the next Olympia, though that never came to fruition.
“I think in 2016, like as soon as I found a coach in Prague, when I decided you know the University is a site, right? So bodybuilding now. I found a coach. I went to the gym and I met a guy and he has a girlfriend, they trained me for a little bit and then they gave me the content of their coach.”
“Yeah [I had to pay them] I had to. Maybe in the beginning I didn’t have to.”
“Different trainings and a cycle, I started a cycle. It was horrible. My first experience, I don’t even remember, it was a cocktail. I was young,” Galagan says. “I thought that I will take it and I will be the next Olympia which didn’t happen. Not that big, but like ladies, I still had in mind Larissa Reis, she’s the founder of Protein House.”
Vladislava Galagan Talks Acne and Hair Loss from Steroids
According to Galagan, she doesn’t remember exactly when she started experiencing side effects from steroids, but mentioned water retention, a withdrawn face, acne, and hair loss were among the worst.
“Everything was good in the beginning, but the side effects would be I don’t remember when the first time I actually started experiencing side effects but I think the worst one like the water retention. The withdrawn face, horrible.”
“But I have actually, I am predisposed to acne anyways. Yes [that makes it twice as bad]. But the worst in in my opinion was hair loss. I had like this long of hair. Yes.”
While her strength and pumps were on another level, Galagan said she lost “50%” of her hair due to steroid use, which she said took four years to grow back. As for some of the worst steroids she’s ever used, ‘The Kendall Jenner of Bodybuilding’ pointed to testosterone, Winstrol, and Dianabol.
“I lost maybe 50% I think. If I’m not exaggerating of course, but yes I had long hair. It took me four years to mhm [grow it back],” Galagan said. “I was [jacked]. I was doing 90 kilos chest press for six reps. I think I could do 100 for one easy. because it was six, at 90 kilos.
“I believe that women should not, it doesn’t make any sense for example to take test. I read it and I was like… the first time he gave it to me, I was like eh, I had the feeling but again 20 years old. I had the feeling but I trusted him, a lot. But yes, I guess he was just selling stuff to me. Test, Winstrol, Dianabol, I think this is the worse, test and Dianabol, [all at the same time] yeah,” Galagan shared.
In addition to discussing the more sensitive subjects in bodybuilding, Galagan has also elaborated on her nutrition, which serves as an essential building block for her physique. She revealed that her daily macro intake tends to hover around 120 grams of protein, 180 grams of carbohydrates, and 80 grams of fat.
Regardless of the compounds she’s tinkered with, sculpting a physique of Galagan’s level is nothing short of extraordinary. Even though her Olympia dreams never came true, she is delighted to be in a position to offer others fitness-related content.