Meet Dr. Josefina Monasterio: The 74-Year-Old Bodybuilder Flexing With Terry Crews On ‘America’s Got Talent’
America’s Got Talent contestant Josefina Monasterio is out to prove that age is just a number. The bodybuilder is 74 years old, and she’s going after the million-dollar prize on Season 15.
Read on to find out more about Dr. Monasterio, who has several talents and years of experience under her belt. Then get ready to watch her and AGT host Terry Crews flex together.
5 Facts About ‘AGT’s Josefina Monasterio
1. Josefina started bodybuilding later in life.
Josefina Monasterio was born in Venezuela and moved to the United States at 24. Although she’s reportedly been energetic all her life and participated in gymnastics in high school, she didn’t get into bodybuilding until she was 59 years old. She participated in her first competition just six months after she started training, and took home first prize.
2. She’s a life and wellness coach.
Josefina attended Boston University for her master’s degree, and worked as a teacher. She then received a doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. She’s a life and wellness coach, and has even written several books, one of which is called Vibrant at Any Age. She posts motivational videos on Instagram and YouTube.
3. Josefina has television experience.
AGT isn’t Josefina’s first time on television. She hosted a show called “Empowerment” for over 10 years on WWCI TV10, a station in Vero Beach, Florida. She also produced a series called “The Dr. Josefina Way” in 2011, and appeared on The Steve Harvey Show last year. She’s clearly comfortable in front of the camera.
4. She’s friends with Jada Pinkett Smith.
In 2018, Jada Pinkett Smith reposted videos of Josefina Monasterio, whom fans mistook for Jada’s super-fit mom Adrienne. Jada and Josefina later connected, with Jada interviewing the bodybuilder on Facebook. Josefina even challenged Jada’s husband Will Smith to a push-up contest!
5. Josefina Monasterio got to flex with Terry Crews!
Although she’s a bodybuilder, Josefina has said her talent is unexpected, and came as a surprise to the judges. During her audition, she even got to flex with host Terry Crews, much to the audience’s delight.
“It’s not too late. Just because you turn 40 doesn’t mean your life is over; it’s really a new beginning,” Josefina told local news. “I laugh, and I smile every time I think about how I was on the show. It was such a beautiful experience.”