Barbourville native takes home 3 first place finishes in bodybuilding competition

A Knox Central alum celebrated three first place finishes in her first ever bodybuilding competition on Saturday.

Darby Mills competed in the 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival NPC Derby Championship in Louisville over the weekend. Mills would take first place in the True Novice Bikini Class D, Novice Class C, and Open Class F categories.

Mills finished top five overall in the entire bikini competition, earning a spot in Junior Nationals. She will compete at the NPC Junior Nationals competition in Chattanooga on June 18 and 19. “I want to thank my coaches, family, and friends for all of their support throughout this journey,” says Mills. She is coached by Sara and Zak Willis.