Candice Lewis

Candice Lewis is one of those figure athletes with an incredible taper. She has great shoulders, and a waist so tiny it’s like she’s a female action hero doll. She is 5’7″ tall and lives in Denver Colorado. She grew up running track and cheerleading, so fitness and activity is nothing new to her. She is 31. She is actually the oldest of ten siblings (10!), so there was a good bit of pressure on her growing up to set a good example for her brothers and sisters. That still reflects in her personality and lifestyle today. She is all about empowering women and showing them how to live with strength and confidence.

She is extremely active in the NPC and IFBB. As you can see, she competes in several contests every year, and has done so since 2011.

2015 IFBB Olympia Weekend (3rd)
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia (3rd)
2015 IFBB Arnold Sports Festival (2nd)
2014 IFBB Olympia Weekend (3rd)
2014 IFBB St. Louis Pro (1st)
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic (5th)
2013 IFBB Olympia Weekend (9th)
2013 IFBB Omaha Pro (1st)
2013 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix XIII (3rd)
2013 IFBB Arnold Classic (4th)
2012 IFBB Masters Olympia & Pro World (1st)
2012 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Cup (1st)
2012 IFBB Houston Pro (1st)
2012 IFBB Olympia Weekend (7th)
2012 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro-Am Extravaganza (1st)
2012 IFBB Omaha Pro Figure (1st)
2012 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro (7th)
2011 IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro Figure (6th)
2011 IFBB Border States Pro Figure (6th)
2011 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro (7th)
2011 NPC Junior National Championships (1st)
2011 NPC Junior National Championships (1st)
2011 NPC California State Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships (1st)

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Here’s a video of Candice Lewis doing an interview:

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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Brooke Ence

I recently ran across Brook Ence (aka Brooke Holladay) and was spellbound by her beauty, her body, and her personality. She’s already a big star in the Cross-Fit world, and I have no doubt she’ll continue on into more mainstream activities.

She is 25 years old, 5’7″ tall, and weighs around 150 lbs. As you can see from this video, it’s solid muscle. She was a National Figure Competitor for awhile, so it’s hard to say how much of that body she built with traditional bodybuilding work, and how much was built with crossfit workouts. She started out by taking 1st place in the Utah Open in 2008. I see she placed 16th in the 2010 NPC USA Nationals. Brooke lives in Santa Cruz, CA and is a full-time coach.

She actually went to college in Utah as a dance major, so clearly she has been active and athletic her whole life. That blonde hair and unique face suggest some European roots. She claims that she always gained muscle easily, even as a young girl. If we could all be that lucky!

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

Christina Halkiopoulos

Introducing the exotic wonder of Ms. Christina Halkiopoulos. She was born in Grece, but she moved to South Australia at a young age. She has been modeling almost a decade. Magazines seem to be her medium of choice, considering she’s been in FHM, Ironman, Zoo, Muscleman, and even Playboy. Christina is 31 years old, but obviously looks much younger. She is 5’2″ tall, weighs 100 lbs, and her measurements are 34DD-22-33. That 22″ waist pretty much puts her in the 1% of every fitness model out there. She says she’s always been athletic, and she loves staying fit because it gives her so much energy and confidence. She does very little cardio work, unless she’s dieting down for some kind of show or competition. Instead, she spends 90% of her time in the gym lifting weights and working to put on muscle. She is obviously blessed with a fast metabolism. That’s lucky, since she has a weakness for more Christina

Vanessa Rahn

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

Brittany Beede

We took a look at Brittany Beede a couple of years ago- back in 2010 in fact. Yes, she is the WWE girl who was trained by MMA giant Brock Lesnar. What a crazy body this beauty has. She is 5’3 and about 115 lbs soaking wet, so she is fairly petite. But as you can see in this video, she has curves in all the right places. She has an impossibly skinny waist. Ladies do not get tiny waists like that by yo-yo dieting, and only staying in shape for parts of the year for contests. This gal has been rocking the hardbody for years now, and her complete devotion and discipline to her diet and training regiment are both notorious and very evident.

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Catherine Holland Videos

Okay, well it has taken us long enough… sorry for the delay. Better later than never, right? Here are four brief videos of goddess Catherine Holland.

In this video clip, Catherine Holland is topless and has a red scarf hiding her chest. She turns this way and that, posing in front of a mirror. She flips her hair around, in the process showing off those muscular arms and well-defined shoulders. Catherine is known for doing risque stuff on her website, so you can imagine what this full-length video looks like! more Catherine Holland videos

Heather Dees

Heather Dees recently won 4th place in the Europa Super Show. She was born in 1983 and lives in Salt Lake City UT.

Heather was athletic and active as a kid, but nothing out of the ordinary. None of the sports she tried really struck a cord until she found figure competitions. She met a trainer when she was 24 who helped her turn into the fine physical specimen she is today. She was so appreciative, she ended up marrying him! You may recognize his name – Justin Dees. He is a competitive bodybuilder.

Heather says she loves lifting heavy weights, and her favorite part about competing is when she is shaping up for the countdown and she’s able to watch her body lean up and transform. She is known for having some thick, powerful looking arms, but her body is well balanced and very feminine. Obviously, she doesn’t cheat very often, but when she days, she say she loves dark chocolate. She does quite a bit of fitness modeling, which keeps her busy and also requires her to stay in good shape. more Heather Dees

Cindy Landolt

Cindy Landolt (real name: Cinderella Landolt) has some of the best abs in the business. Thick, but not unfeminine, vascular, shapely. She spent eleven years training as a gymnast, which have her a very solid foundation for fitness and strength. She got started in weight training because she started squatting, just out of curiosity. She immediately saw changes in the way her legs looked, and she was hooked. Her shoulders and arms are well-developed, her legs are chiseled, it’s really hard to find a weak bodypart on this gal.

Cindy says she is a certified Nordic Walking Instructor. more Cindy Landolt