Friday, November 28, 2008

Figure competitor: Melanie Cheang

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Figure competitor, Full-time Student and Personal Trainer, Melanie Cheang was born in Singapore.
Melanie currently lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
She stands 5’5 ½ and weighs in at 124 lbs for contests.
She came in second in Figure Medium-Tall catagory at the at the Canadian Championships in 2007.
And Melanie came in third at the 2008 Canadian Championships in the Figure Medium-Tall division.
You can visit Melanie's website here:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

IFBB Fitness Pro Nicole Rollolazo

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I have already done one write up on IFBB Fitness Pro Nicole Rollolazo over at my Female Fitness blog, but she needs to be included here as well.
Nicole is a female fitness competitor, model and personal trainer.
And the lovely Nicole is half Filipino.
Besides her long list of fitness competitions (her most recent begin 8th place at the 2008 IFBB 15th Annual Sports/Fitness Weekend and Europa IFBB Super Show and 7th place at the
2008 IFBB Houston Pro Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Contest), Nicole was also in a movie back in 2003 with Timea Majorova, Elaine Goodlad and several other fitness athletes called "The Interplanetary Surplus Male and Amazon Women of Outer Space".
Nicole contributed to the book "The Body Sculpting Bible for Women : The Way to Physical Perfection".
So I guess she's actually an actress, author, female fitness competitor, model and personal trainer.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

May Maung

Beautiful May Maung was born in Burma.
She is a fitness model, personal trainer, sports nutritionist.
And besides all that, she is a MMA Ring Girl.
May also does fitness competitions, but I couldn't find the usual list....sorry.
This muscular, lean, and feminine lady stands 5' 4" and weighs 115 lbs.
And judging from her photos, that's all muscle.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Karen Pang

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I swear they are putting something in the water in Canada!
Tracy Brooks, Gail Kim, Trish Stratus, Sharon Bruneau, Elaine Goodlad, Cathy Priest and now Karen Pang!
Born in Vancouver, Canada, this beautiful lady is a Fitness Competitor, Fitness Model, 2008 Bikini Universe (Short Class) 1st Runner Up, 2007 Bikini America Top 10 Finalist and a 2007 WNSO National Pro Champion Swimsuit Model....whew!
I think we are just beginning to hear about this young lady.
She has a very bright future ahead of her.
Karen is very cut and muscular when doing fitness competitions, but she shows a softer side in regular photo shoots.

Huong Arcinas

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Huong Arcinas was born in Thailand, but moved to the US when she was 3 days old.
Her native language is Vietnamese.
This lovely lady is a IFBB Pro Figure competitor, model and personal fitness instructor.
She recently got her personal training certification in CrossFit training.
Huong has first place wins at the 2004 San Francisco Grand Prix Figure, the 2005 Contra Costa Fitness and Bodybuilding, the 2007 Jr. USA and the 2007 Figure Nationals (where she qualified for IFBB Pro Status).
She has also placed in many other fitness competitions since 2003.
You can visit her website at

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fitness Model and Competitor Min Yung Kim

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Fitness Model and Competitor Min Yung Kim was born on February 8th, 1970 in South Korea.
She is a Gymnastics Instructor, Personal -Trainer and Fitness Model.
Ming has placed in several competitions:
First place at the 1997 Mid-Atlantic-4th NPC Physique
Third place at the 1997 NPC Team Universe
Third place at the 1998 Women’s Extravaganza Fitness Strength Competition
Third place again at the 1999 Women's Extravaganza Fitness Strength Competition
She has also appeared in Musclemag International, Ironman, Flex, Muscle and Fitness and Oxygen.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Japanese Female Bodybuilder, Tomoko Kanda

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Tomoko Kanda is a Japanese female bodybuilder.
She was born and raised in Osaka Japan.
Besides being a bodybuilder Tomoko has a Master's degree in management from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama.
She has competed in several bodybuilding competitions.
In 2002, she took first place at All Japan Bodybuilding in the Masters category.
Also in 2002, she took first place in the All Japan Open Bench Press competition in the 56kg weight class.
In 2004, she took first place at the Osaka/Kansai bodybuilding competition and was runner up at the All Japan Bodybuilding competition.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fitness Legend : Susie Curry

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Susie Curry is a professional fitness competitor of Irish-Indian-Italian-Vietnamese decent.
She was born on November 22, 1972, in Santa Barbara, California.
She is the most successful fitness competitor in the world to date, having won four Miss Fitness International titles, and four consecutive Miss Fitness Olympia titles
Like a lot of other fitness competitors it seems, Susie started out in gymnastics, but was way-layed by injuries. Having already begun weight training to help in her gymnastic competitions, she stayed with it.
Susie began fitness competitions in 1995, and turned pro in 1996.
She is now retired from fitness competition.
But before retiring, she racked up first place finishes at the 1996 NPC North Carolina Women's Fitness Championships, the 1996 NPC Junior USA Women Fitness, the 1996 NPC National Women's Fitness, the 1996 IFBB World Amateur Fitness, the 1997 IFBB World Pro Fitness Championship, the 1998 IFBB Fitness International, the 1999 IFBB Fitness International, the 2000 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Fitness, the 2000 IFBB Fitness Olympia, the 2001 IFBB Fitness Olympia, the 2002 IFBB Fitness International, the 2002 IFBB Fitness Olympia, the 2003 IFBB Fitness International, the 2003 IFBB GNC Show of Strength , the 2003 IFBB Fitness Olympia.
And those are just the FIRST PLACE finishes!
Susie lives in Bremen, Georgia now, where she co-owns a gyms and is a personal fitness trainer.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Female Bodybuilder Michelle Jin

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Asian-American female bodybuilder Michelle Jin.
Michelle was born in China, but moved to the US when she 18.
She is competing in amateur contests right now, mainly natural bodybuilding.
Other than that, I don't have a lot of info on her.
Then again, her mass and definition speaks for itself.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fitness Athlete: Lyen Wong

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Lyen Wong was born Milagros Lyen Wong Aseguinolaza on August 5, 1980 in Matanzas, Cuba.
She is a German-Cuban fitness athlete of Spanish, African and Chinese decent.
Lyen began as a fitness trainer in 2003 and moved into fitness competitions in 2005.
She has participated in the 2007 Miss Universe Fitness, NAC International taking second place, the 2007 Miss Fitness, International German championship again taking second place and the Miss Bikini Contest at Mr. Olympia taking third place.
Before that, she competed in several fitness competitions in Germany taking first place in many, including the Miss Fitness, International German championship and the Miss Universe Shape N.A.B.B.A. International.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chinese-American bodybuilder "Lili" Xin Li Cao

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Chinese-American bodybuilder "Lili" Xin Li Cao (or Cao Xin Li) was born in Mongolia in 1981.
She started practicing Judo at the age of 12, switched to weightlifting at 15, then started bodybuilding training in 1998.

Lili has competed in the 2000 General Assembly Session of the National Sports Competition, the Chinese national Bodybuilding championship, the Asian Bodybuilding Championship, the Chinese national, and Asian bodybuilding championships among others, and has won many of them.
Right now she is training for the Eighth World Games to be held in Taiwan in 2009.

Despite her obvious power, when you watch videos of this lady, she seems..I really hate to say this..but cute.
I know cute isn't a word usually associated with massive bodybuilders, but she seems to have a very open and sweet disposition.

You can check out her website here:

Monday, November 10, 2008

South Korean bodybuilder Mi-Hee Yu

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Couldn't find a lot of info on South Korean bodybuilder Mi-Hee Yu other than she has had two children and started training AFTER she had them.
So yes, this is how cut and ripped this lady is after having kids.
I swear I cannot see how they do it.
Two kids, married and works as well.
Bodybuilding is basically an amateur sport in South Korea, so she doesn't get paid for it, she does it for the love of the sport.
But imagine having to manage her regular life, plus make time to hit the gym and watch what she eats.
My hat is off to these ladies that can keep that up.
And look this good doing it!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

IFBB Pro Christine Wan

IFBB Pro Christine Wan is a figure competitor from Florida.
Christine won the 2008 Atlantic City Pro Masters Figure.
In addition to that, she has competed in the 2004 GNC Show Of Strength, the IFBB California Pro Figure and the IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure.
And before that, Christine competed in several Amateur Figure and Bodybuilding competitions.
She had first place finishes at the 2003 NPC Figure Nationals/Team Universe, the 2003 NPC Sunshine Classic Figure, the 2001 NPC Southern States Figure and the 1998 NPC Women's Extravaganza.
All this and she's a mom too!
Plus, Christine has a blog here on Blogger:

Natalie Minh

Natalie Minh - asian fitness modelsThe beautiful Natalie Minh is a Vietnamese-American fitness competitor.
She was born in Houston, Texas USA in 1980.
Natalie currently lives in Brussels, Belgium.
She has competed in the 2008 FAME World Championships, the 2008 FAME European Fitness Model champion, the 2008 FAME European Championships and the 2008 Muscle Mania/Fitness Universe Italian Championships, where is won first place in Ms. Bikini.
You can visit her website here:

Tanji Johnson

Tanji JohnsonThis lovely lady is not only a fitness competitor, but an American Gladiator as well.
She is of Black/Korean decent. Born in Bamberg, Germany, Tanji grew up as an Army Brat in Germany and Korea.
Besides being a fitness competitor and Gladiator, she is a personal trainer, NPC Promoter and writer.
Being very busy on the competition circuit, she has competed in the 2008 IFBB Olympia, the 2007 IFBB Olympia, the 2007 IFBB Tournament Of Champions Pro Figure, the 2007 IFBB All Star Pro Fitness Championships, the 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show and the 2007 IFBB Arnold Classic, and that's just in 2007 and 2008!
She placed first at the 2002 IFBB Toronto Pro, the 2006 IFBB Europa Super Show and the 2007 IFBB All Star Pro Fitness Championships.
On American Gladiators, her character is "Stealth".

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Mona Liza Reyes

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Ms.California and Filipino figure athlete Mona Liza Reyes
Mona was born in Subic Bay, Philippines but raised in San Jose, California
As with a lot of other fitness competitors and bodybuilders, she overcame a lifestyle that probably would have put her in the grave.
You have to admire her spirit and drive to get to where she is today.

She has competed in the 2008 USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships, 2008 Junior California Bodybuilding & Figure Championships, 2007 North American Championships, 2007 USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships, 2006 USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships and a host of others.

Mona has a blog that you can check out here:

Aki Nishimoto

Aki NishimotoAki Nishimoto is a Japanese female bodybuilder.
She won the Ms Japan bodybuilding contest in 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008!
Talk about dominating!
Besides Ms.Japan, she has placed in the 1998 Asian Bodybuilding Championships, the 2005 World Games and the 2006 World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships.
Aki started out in Karate, but got a knee injury that put her out for awhile.
Ms. Nishimoto is 41 (yes 41!) a former civil servant, a fitness instructor and lecturer.
There are tons of videos of her posing out on the web.
And here is one....
It's a short video of Aki hitting a double bicep pose