Top Ten IFBB Pro Figure Competitors of 2011

The Top Ten IFBB Figure Competitors

Now that the 2011 IFBB Figure competitions are history and the 2012 season is ramping up, I thought that like in 2010, I would do a list of the most popular female figure competitors in 2011.

If you read the 2010 article, you know that the IFBB added Figure to it's competitions in 2003.

It's a lot like Bodybuilding, but Figure places more emphasis on symmetry and you won't see extreme muscularity here.

By the way, on the international and amateur level, Figure is called "Body Fitness".

A lot of the same names from 2010 popped up in 2011, but there was one lady in 2011 that was like "Highlander".

There can be only one....

UPDATE: It's hard to believe that this was 4 years ago.

IFBB Pro Nicole Wilkins
IFBB Pro Nicole Wilkins

1. Nicole Wilkins

IFBB Pro Nicole Wilkins is without a doubt number one.

In 2010, this gorgeous five foot seven, 144 pound fitness beauty came in at number 9 on my list, but look at what she did in 2011....

2011 IFBB Olympia - 1st
2011 IFBB Tournament of Champions Pro Figure - 1st
2011 IFBB 1st Phorm St. Louis Pro Bikini & Figure - 1st
2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International - 1st (Second year in a row)
2011 IFBB Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix Pro Bodybuilding & Figure - 1st

She competed five times and won every time.

Not to mention winning the two biggest contests in the world, The Arnold and The Olympia.

2011 was her year to say the least.

Ava Cowan - fitness women
Ava Cowan - fitness women

2. Ava Cowan

This lady has been an internet favorite for a long time.

Ava Cowan is five foot four, 116 pounds and has been competing since 2005.

In 2010, Ava didn't place in my top ten.

2011 IFBB Olympia - 3rd

2011 IFBB Europa Super Show, Dallas - 1st

2011 IFBB 1st Phorm St. Louis Pro Bikini & Figure - 3rd

2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International - 3rd

2011 IFBB Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix Pro Bodybuilding & Figure - 4th

IFBB Pro Larissa Reis
IFBB Pro Larissa Reis

3. Larissa Reis

In 2010 Larissa Reis came in at number 1 on the list and this year she drops to number 3.

Maybe in 2012 this Brazilian fitness beauty will climb back up the ranks.

2011 IFBB Olympia - 10th

2011 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships - 3rd

2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International - 11th

2011 IFBB Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix Pro Bodybuilding & Figure - 6th

Jennifer Gates
Jennifer Gates

4. Jennifer Gates

Again we see where internet popularity comes into play.

Jennifer only competed in one show in 2011, but she was still popular enough to come in at number 4.

Even though in 2010, Jennifer wasn't even on the list.

But that was because she hasn't competed since 2008.

2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International - 10th

IFBB Pro  Erin Stern
IFBB Pro Erin Stern

5. Erin Stern

In 2010 Erin Stern came in at 6 and this year she moves up one to number 5.

Not for a lack of trying though.

As far as wins go, this five foot eight 130 pound lady should be just under, if not tied with Nicole.

Look at how they placed...she's like her arch-nemesis!

2011 IFBB Olympia - 2nd

2011 IFBB Jacksonville Pro - 1st

2011 IFBB New Zealand Pro Figure - 1st

2011 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix XI - 1st

2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International - 2nd

2011 IFBB Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix Pro Bodybuilding & Figure - 2nd

Cheryl Brown - Female Fitness
Cheryl Brown - Female Fitness

6. Cheryl Brown

Beautiful IFBB Pro Cheryl Brown really hit the circuit hard this year, competing in six shows and taking first place in three of them.

In 2010 she was 7 on this list and this year she moves up to 6.

I can easily see her being at the top in 2012.

(Don't tell anyone but I think Cheryl may be my personal favorite)

2011 IFBB Olympia - 7th

2011 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships - 1st

2011 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini - 1st

2011 IFBB Europa Show of Champions, Orlando - 1st

2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International - 5th

2011 IFBB Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix Pro Bodybuilding & Figure - 5th

Courtney West - fitness women photos
Courtney West - fitness women photos

7. Courtney West

Beautiful fitness model and IFBB figure competitor Courtney West just turned Pro in 2010.

While she didn't "kill" this year, she's another lady that might very well be in the top five in 2012.

In 2010 she wasn't even on the list.

2011 IFBB Olympia - 16th

2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International - 6th

Holly Beck - female fitness figure
Holly Beck - female fitness figure

8. Holly Beck

Another newcomer to the list is Holly Beck.

I swear I think Holly could get the size to go into Bodybuilding as opposed to Figure quite easily, but that's her decision right?

2011 IFBB Olympia - 16th

2011 IFBB Jacksonville Pro - 4th

2011 IFBB Europa Battle of Champions - 3rd

2011 IFBB Europa Show of Champions, Orlando - 9th

2011 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro - 6th

Jelena Abbou - female figure model
Jelena Abbou - female figure model

9. Jelena Abbou

Five foot six, 118 pound Jelena Abbou has been competing since 2007, and is very popular with the fans.

In 2010 she wasn't on the list, but she did well enough in 2011 to place in the top ten.

2011 IFBB Houston Pro - 2nd

2011 IFBB Olympia - 9th

2011 IFBB Europa Battle of Champions - 2nd

2011 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships - 8th

2011 IFBB Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International - 11th

Ann Pratt - figure competitor
Ann Pratt - figure competitor

10. Ann Pratt

Rounding out the top ten, we have another newcomer, Ann Pratt.

And again, Ann has that "look" that might very easily place her even higher in 2012.

The newcomers in 2011's top ten might easily be the top five next year.

2011 IFBB Phoenix Pro - 16th

2011 IFBB Toronto Pro Super Show - 17th

2011 IFBB California Pro Figure - 17th

The Rest of the Best

Here are the next ten ladies that didn't hit the top ten, but came very close.

Alicia Harris

Felicia Romero

Candice John

Krissy Chin

Heather Grace

Heather Dees

Jodie Minear

Michelle Bates

Tracey MacDonald

Raechelle Chase

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Mosoma 5 years ago

Nice lens. Keep up the good work.


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Phillyfreeze 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Sabreblade, these 10 gorgeously sexy figure competitors definitely has all the symmetry that the Top Ten IFBB Pro Figure Competitors of 2011 could wish for.

Jelena Abbou is my favorite because of her height and overall toned, ripped, and symmetrical proportioned body. Excellent photo gallery and thumbnail bio's.

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