Heidi Powell

Heidi Powell selfieHeidi Powell recently placed 5th in the bikini division of the 2018 IFBB Dennis James Pro. I think it’s about time we do an in-depth profile of her here on FBB!

The fact that she currently has 439k followers on her Instagram feed speaks to how popular she has become.

I would definitely classify her as a “celebrity trainer”, not in the sense that she trains celebrities, more like she is a trainer who is a celebrity.

Heidi Powell Bio

She was born in Phoenix Arizona in 1980.

She and her husband Chris Powell began hosting the television show Extreme Weight Loss in 2011. That was really her first launch into fame.

In 2015, she published the book Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days.
It has sold thousands of copies, and gets 4-star reviews on Amazon.

Heidi Powell absShe has her own clothing and accessory line that she likes to associate with a positive body image. She uses the tagline “Perfectly Imperfect”.

Heidi has four kids, and her marriage to Chris is her second. She is a certified personal trainer, with both ACE and CrossFit certifications. As of 2018, she is 36 years old.

Contest History

It appears as though Heidi began competing in 2015. She may have started before that, but that’s what shows up when I research her history. She has placed as high as 1st and as low as 17th.

2018 IFBB Dennis James Pro 5th Place

2018 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Bikini Division 17th Place

2017 NPC Teen Collegiate and Masters National Championships 1st Place Masters Over 35 Class E (earned her Pro card)

Heidi Powell gym2016 NPC USA Championships 6th place

2016 NPC Universe Championships 16th Clase E Bikini

2016 NPC Pittsburgh Championships 2nd place

2015 NPC Europa Phoenix 8th Place Class C Bikini


Height: 5’5”
Weight: 129 lbs
Measurements: 34C-25-35
Hair: blonde


Heidi has her own youtube channel with 34k subscribers and 131 different videos. A few that caught my eye are pasted below. Continue reading “Heidi Powell”

Frida Paulsen Stern

Frida Paulsen Stern absFrida Paulsen Stern has been tearing up the competitive stage for years.

She is a gorgeous blonde bikini competitor who is quite popular. It’s a pleasure to do a detailed profile of her here on FBB!

Contest History

Yes, this is an incredible 13 contests in less than 3 years. That’s an average of one competition every few months!

3rd Place 2018 IFBB New York Pro
3rd Place 2018 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro
11th Place 2018 IFBB Governors Cup
3rd Place 2018 IFBB Fit World Pro
11th Place 2018 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia
3rd Place 2018 IFBB Hawaii Pro
15th Place 2018 Arnold Sports Festival
16th Place 2017 IFBB Mr Olympia
1st Place 2017 IFBB Vancouver Pro
6th Place 2017 IFBB Greater Gulf States
4th Place 2017 IFBB Fit World Pro
4th Place 2017 IFBB Legends
15th Place 2016 IFBB Coastal USA


Frida Paulsen Stern bikiniNot shown in her contest history above is the fact that Frida’s first bikini competition was back in 2014.

Not unlike many of the fit babes we run across on this website, Frida was always very active and athletic.

At the time of her first contest, she was still playing competitive soccer. This seemed to hinder her results on the stage. So she made the commitment to give bikini and figure competitions 100% of her attention. She set a goal of winning her pro card within a 2-year time period.

She was able to achieve that pro card milestone in 2016, and has never looked back. I’m sure she still thinks of soccer fondly, but still spends all her time on that intense bikini competition schedule.

Frida Paulsen Stern flirtsShe then set a goal of qualifying for the 2017 Olympia. It took her 5 additional shows, but she was finally able to accomplish that.

Now she has set a goal of placing in the top 5 in the Olympia. I wouldn’t count her out. She’s obviously very goal-driven, and so far literally nothing has been able to stand in her way. It will be interesting to see how she finishes in 2018.


I have reached out to Frida asking for an interview. Hopefully I’ll be able to secure something, and if so I’ll post it here for all of you to read.


Frida Paulsen Stern blue eyesHeight: 5’7”
Weight: 125-135 lbs
Age: Born 1994
Hair: blonde
Measurements: unknown
Marital statu: unknown. Given the fact that she competes constantly, I can’t imagine she has time to date, much less be married!


I don’t think Frida has her own youtube channel. But she is tremendously popular, and there are all kinds of videos of her out there. I have pasted a couple of my favorites below. Continue reading “Frida Paulsen Stern”

Janet Layug

We already mentioned that Janet Layug won second place in the IFBB Pro Bikini division at the 2015 Mr Olympia contest. Since then, she placed 1st at the 2015 IFBB Korean Grand Prix. This girl is rockin’ and rollin’ lately!

Janet calls Orlando, Florida her home. She is twenty-six years old and of Polish and Filipino descent. She stands 5’8″ tall, weighs 124 lbs, and measures a very fit 32D-25-35. She started out doing promo work for a swimwear company, and received a good bit of attention when she placed in the top five in the 2011 Hooters Swimsuit pageant. She was a popular cover model for the May 2015 edition of FitnessRX Magazine. She graduated from the University of Florida.

Some additional contest history for Janet:

2015 IFBB Korean Grand Prix 1st
2015 IFBB Olympia Weekend 2nd
2015 IFBB New Zealand Pro 1st
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia 1st
2015 IFBB Arnold Sports Festival 3rd
2014 IFBB Olympia Weekend 2nd
2014 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 4th
2014 IFBB Battle on the Beach Pro 1st
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic 8th
2013 NPC National Championships 1st
2013 NPC National Championships 1st
2013 NPC Fort Lauderdale Cup 1st

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Amy Wright

Some fitness gals look sort of drawn or gaunt when they diet down for a contest. But that never seems to be the case for Amy Wright. When she drops those (very) few extra pounds of bodyfat her body looks very natural and healthy. Maybe that’s why she is having so much success as an IFBB Bikini Pro.

Amy is twenty-six years old, stands 5’2″ tall, and weighs about 121 lbs. She is from Perth Australia, and yes she does have that awesome, sexy Australian accent! Although she had never lifted weights before, she wondered what she would look like if she trained hard and dieted like she took it seriously. She did that for twelve weeks, and started winning contests.

She has been known to do plyometrics, and says doing fasted cardio first thing in the morning helps her strip bodyfat. Her abs and her back show off much of the hard work and genetic gifts she’s been given. She’s dabbled in HIIT, but says steady-state cardio more Amy Wright

Emily Carey

Emily Carey is an NPC Bikini Competitor. She 5’6″ tall and weighs about 120 lbs. Like many of the ladies we find ourselves profiling here at FBB, she has always been athletic and led an active life. She grew up with gymnastics, dance, soccer, and swimming. She played soccer for a decade, all the way through her college years. When she attended a NPC show one of her friends had entered, Emily was captivated by the muscular and fit ladies she saw on stage. She says she didn’t thing she would ever have enough muscle mass to compete in figure, but decided she would try the bikini division.

She says she has particular interest in nutrition. It shows, as she always seems to be spot-on regarding her lean physique. She occasionally lifts heavy, and also tends to include plyometrics in her workouts. Emily’s blonde locks and stunning good looks may give her an advantage on the stage, but it’s clear she trains hard and approaches her diet with discipline and intelligence.

HIIT plays a role in her shape. She says she prefers High Intensity Interval Training more Emily Carey

Tawna Eubanks

After a brief mention during our recap of the Sacramento Pro, we knew we should give Tawna Eubanks her own post and a more thorough profile. She did, after all, win second place.

Tawna is 5’7″ tall and weighs 120 lbs. Her measurements are 34C-26-34. She does quite a bit of modeling. She has been on the cover of several catalogues, did the cover of Physique magazine, and has even been in Flex and Muscular Development. It’s been interesting watching Tawna transition from fit, to athletic, to muscular. As an IFBB Bikini Pro competitor, she can (and has to) carry quite a bit of muscle on the stage. She does well in the off-season through, camouflaging that with a more mainstream look.

Tawna danced for a number of years, but hung up her dancing shoes in favor of bikini competitions. With her incredible looks and great stage presence, it wasn’t long before she was noticed by a trainer, and she began the long hard road toward her Pro card. She lives in Texas, and has always been a Southern girl. more Tawna Eubanks

Veronique Morin Revisited

Since we profiled her two years ago, Veronique Morin has been through a lot. She just landed her 2nd Oxygen Magazine cover. She earned her pro card last year, which isn’t too surprising considering how great she looks and how much she’s progressed. Too bad, guys – she’s been attached and dating her man for about seven years now!

Veronique’s red hair has always earned her plenty of attention. Because she started modeling at a fairly early age, she’s done quite a bit of traveling. She started when she was 14 years old, about 3 years earlier than she started lifting weights. She’s been to Italy, Japan, Australia, pretty much every continent.

Since 2010 when we talked about her last, she has continued to compete:
2011 CBBF National Championships 1st
2011 CBBF Natural Championships 1st
2012 IFBB Toronto Supershow 18th

She says she pretty much always eats clean, and never has much of a problem staying in fantastic shape year-round. more Veronique Morin

Dianna Dahlgren Revisited

Dianna Dahlgren grew up as the youngest of four kids in a sleepy town in California. She always had tons of energy, and she and her family were very active. Not a lot of sitting around, watching television and playing video games for this crew. They messed around in the desert, did motorsports like sand cars and dirt bikes, went snow skiing in the mountains. She modeled from the time she was 13 years old. Dianna has always loved being in the spotlight, and being in front of fans or the camera.

The fitness portion of her lifestyle really just evolved from being so active when she was young. When she was 19, she decided to try a physique competition. She dieted pretty hard, did tons of cardio work to get ripped, and started doing magazine covers not long afterwards. She has been a supermotocross girl for the last few years. She travels all over the country. You would think that would really disrupt her training and diet schedule, but her results speak for themselves.

With as many distractions as Dianna seems to have in her life, you have to wonder how phenomenal she would be if she really focused on fitness and fitness modeling. To look that great and win that many top 5 placings, she clearly has a big part of the formula down pat already. If you look at Dianna on stage during bikini competitions, you’ll see that really she has the total package. more Dianna Dahlgren

Jennifer Nicole Lee Bikini

Someone contacts us basically every day asking for more information about Jennifer Nicole Lee. She is tremendously popular for a number of reasons.

1) She looks great
She is hot enough for basically every guy out there to drool over. She stays fit, so she is very inspirational to all the ladies. So yes, Jennifer’s looks play an important role here.

2) Personality
Jennifer has a great personality. Bubbly, positive, intelligent, and genuine. She is a real people person. So many of the fitness models and competitors are introverts. To a certain extent it takes that type of personality to spend so much time in the gym sculpting a body. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it doesn’t really lend itself to popularity. Meanwhile, you have a gal like Jennifer, who knows no strangers and bedazzles everybody with her smiles and quick wit.

3) Marketing
As we’ve mentioned before, Jennifer is a marketing machine. She has a great website, she does movies, audio casts, lands magazine covers, and publishes guides. Her book on the fitness model diet is tremendously popular. It’s not unusual for her to do bikini calendars, and you can place a sure bet that she get hung up on a few walls. more Jennifer Nicole Lee

Jaimie Bernhardt

Hailing from Ohio, they don’t come much hotter than fitness model Jaimie Bernhardt. She is 5’6″ tall, weighs 125 lbs, and measures 34C-24-36. Sometimes Jaimie is blonde, sometimes she is brunette, it just depends on what she feels like doing on any given day. I’m betting you like the way she looks either way!

She started lifting weights and training in 2007. She happened to get invited to watch the Arnold Classic that year, and while she was at the show, a company asked her if she would be interested in being a spokesmodel for them. You know how some girls can walk into a crowded room and every head turns to them? That’s Jaimie. more Jaimie Bernhardt