Female Fitness Models and Female Fitness Competitors
Famous Female Fitness Models and Female Fitness Competitors
There is a pretty big difference between being a female fitness model and being a female fitness competitor.
Not all women that are fitness competitors are fitness models, and not all fitness models are fitness competitors.
Did that make any sense?
Female fitness competitions are competitions that stress muscle tone over muscle size.
Muscle size is important in female bodybuilding which is a whole 'nother subject.
Female fitness competitions kinda resemble Miss America pageants, without the singing.
Contestants..sorry..I mean competitors... wear swimsuits and high heeled shoes and come out for the judges, doing half turns and quarter turns to show off their physiques.
They have to look lean and ripped, but not too ripped.
That is where the contest diet comes into play, but there are a growing number of fitness competitors that stay at "contest weight" all the time now by watching their diet and workouts carefully.
Anyway, they are judged on their appearance and also they come back out for an aerobic, dance or gymnastic routine.
If you notice, a lot of fitness competitors are former gymnasts and personal trainers, so that's right up their alleys.
Two of the biggest professional fitness contests are the Fitness Olympia (created in 1995) and the Fitness International (created in 1997).
Both are run by the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) and doing well enough in amateur competitions to get your IFBB Pro Card is a big deal.
Interestingly, one woman has won the most Fitness Olympias (four) and Fitness Internationals (four also) and that is Susie Curry who by the way, becoming a fitness model, started out in gymnastics.
Now to be a fitness model, you don't have to be a fitness competitor, although that can help you to get your name out there.
A lot of the popular fitness models of the 1990s never set foot on a stage.
The 2000s changed that a bit with the increasing popularity of the internet.
Fans would see a beautiful fitness model and look her up online and see that she actually hadn't competed anywhere.
That kinda lowers their rep.
"Okay, she's hot, but what has she actually done?"
Back in the 1990s, Muscle Magazines started running their own "Swimsuit Issues" like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and moved many of the fitness competitors (and female bodybuilders depending on the magazine) from the stage to posing for their cameras.
Here are a few of the famous fitness models that made the transition...
Yes before the gorgeous Torrie Wilson was a wrestler in the WCW and was a WWE Diva, she was a for real fitness competitor.
She was Miss Galaxy in 1998.
At one of these competitions she met a lady she would work with later in the WWE, Lisa Marie Varon aka Victoria and I have also heard that she met Trish Stratus at one of the competitions as well.
Fitness is a great way to network huh?
Torrie of course went on to the WCW and then the WWE and though she is retired, is still a lot of people's favorite Diva.
And although she says she is done with wrestling, she could very easily get back in the ring today and look just as good, if not better, than she ever has!
I never understood why Amy Fadhli wasn't more popular than she was. As far as a fitness model and fitness competitor, I thought she pretty much had it all.
Besides being a competitor and doing more magazine appearances than you can shake a stick at, Amy also appeared in a few films, the most notable being "The Scorpion King".
And more importantly (if you're a comic book fan) she appeared in the short film, "The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special".
In addition to winning a lot of bikini and swimsuit contests, Amy was the 1996 Fitness America National Champion.
Krisztina Sereny is a female fitness competitor from Budapest, Hungary.
As a fitness model she has appeared in a ton of fitness magazines.
She took first place at the 1998 IFBB Hungarian Cup, the 1999 IFBB Austrian International Championship, the 1999 IFBB Hungarian Cup and the 2004 WABBA European Championship.
Jenny Lynn is an IFBB professional figure competitor.
She came in first place at the 2003 Figure International, the 2003 Pittsburgh Pro Figure, the 2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, the 2004 Figure International, the 2004 Show of Strength Pro Championship, the 2005 Sacramento Pro Championships, the 2005 San Francisco Pro Championships, the 2006 Pittsburgh Pro Figure and the 2006 Figure Olympia.
I like Monica Brant so much I did a whole Hub on her.
Monica has been in a ton of contests during her career, including first place wins at the 1991 Fitness USA Preliminary, 1994 Fitness USA Preliminary, 1995 IFBB Jan Tana Pro Fitness and the 1998 IFBB Fitness Olympia.
Veronique Morin is a Canadian Fitness Model, a WBFF Bikini Competitor and a mother of two.
She shares the same name with a Canadian science journalist...but they are not the same people.
Like I said she is WBFF not IFBB.
WBFF is World Beauty Fitness and Fashion and is similar to the IFBB.
Fitness model Eva Andressa was born on December 19, 1984 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Another Brazilian fitness model.
She is wildly popular on the internet and has been in fitness for over ten years.
Eva is five foot two, though I have seen her listed as five foot five.
Unlike a lot of internet fitness models, Eva has competed in and won several NABBA and IFBB contests
Brazilian female bodybuilder and fitness model Marjorine Cardoso.
I know, I know....another Brazilian.
I told you they were taking over.
Marjorine is a fitness model, a fitness trainer and she lives in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil.
Five foot seven, 140 pound IFBB Figure Pro and Figure Olympia competitor Kamla Macko was born on July 3rd, 1985 and is from Valrico, Florida.
Kamla's mother a PE teacher and an aerobic instructor, and her father was a bodybuilder.