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
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 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
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
Vanessa Rahn is a beautiful and feminine gal who manages to carry a lot of muscle. Considering she has only been training for about four years, her physique is really impressive. Vanessa is 26 years old. She stands 5’5″ tall, competes at about 132 lbs, and has a fairly dark complexion. Vanessa tends to compete in bikini competitions, but looking at the size of her arms and the sweep of her quads, it’s obvious why she does fitness or figure shows as well.
Vanessa enjoys interviewing contestants of NPC shows. She has that outgoing, gregarious personality that seems to make the people she interviews feel at ease and open up about how they are feeling about their win, what their diet, exercise, and contest prep program was like, and what they intend to do in the future.
Here she is interviewing the Men’s Masters Overall Winner of the 2011 NPC New Jersey State Bodybuilding Championships. His name is Scott Rauseo. more Vanessa Rahn
When Amber Day flashes those pearly whites, you realize she has not only spent some time sculpting her body, she also spends some time on those teeth. After all, Amber graduated from college with a degree in dental hygiene. Amber is 27, and she is very much a very mainstream fitness model. She is a mother, works as a personal trainer, she competes at the national level in bikini, and she does some writing.
Amber is 5’5″ tall and weighs about 116 lbs. There for a year or two, she was the cover model and spokesmodel for Hard Rock Cafe. She says she stays so busy, that it’s hard to balance time between fitness, competing, being a mom, and actually earning an income. Her favorite fitness athletes more Amber Day