Even though her name sounds Chinese, Lyen was born and raised in Cuba. Her ethnic background is Spanish/Basque, Afro-Cuban and Chinese.
As a child and adolescent, Lyen played competitive volleyball and practiced Tae Kwon-Do for several years. She has been in the fitness industry as a fitness instructor since 1997 and as a certified American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer since 2003.
Lyen’s competitive career began in 2005. Since then she has won many US, European and international championships and titles, including:
- 2010: 1st place Figure NPC Southern States (USA)
- 2007: 2nd place Miss Universe Fitness
- 2007: 2nd place German International Championships Ftness (Germany)
- 2006: 3rd place World Championships Fitness (Spain)
- 2006: 1st place Muscle Emotion (Italy)
- 2005: 1st place Miss Universe Fitness
- 2005: 1st place Fitness World Contest (Austria)