Digital Spy, equipped with perhaps the most ironic vest of all time, met the ex-glamour model and Celebrity Big Brother contestant as she trained for the International Natural Bodybuilding Federation North America Championship.
On how ten months of bodybuilding has changed people's perception of her, Marsh said: "I actually get more attention from men now because I've got more credibility.
"People respect me more now. Whereas before men would look at me and go 'Oh, she's that glamour model, she gets her boobs out,' now they're like 'Oh, that's that really fit girl. Have you seen her train? She trains hard'.
"The attention I'm getting... is nice attention, rather than just men going 'Get your boobs out', so it's nice. I like it."
The Essex-born star also ruled out mingling with the other beautiful bodies on The Only Way Is Essex, saying: "[It's] never gonna happen. Even for a cameo appearance they'd have to pay me £2 million."
Jodie Marsh: Brawn in the USA premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 9pm on DMAX.