Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Megumi Fujii

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And continuing with the policy of Asian fitness women from all walks of life, today we have Megumi Fujii.
"Mega Megu" was born on April 26, 1974 in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
She is considered one of the best female MMA fighters in the world.
And why not?
She got her martial arts training from Hiroyuki Abe and Josh Barnett.
Megumi has 16 wins (13 by submission, 3 by decision) and no losses.
Her first MMA fight was against Yumi Matsumoto on August 5th, 2004 at the Smackgirl - Holy Land Triumphal Return event. Megumi won by submission 40 seconds into the first round!
She also trained fellow MMA fighter Hitomi Akano (14-5)
You can visit her website at

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Brenda Kelly

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Brenda Michiko Kelly was born on January 15th, 1959 (that's right,1959!) in Honolulu Hawaii.
Her mother is Japanese, and her father is Dutch/English.
Brenda has held titles in:
The 2000 International Fitness Pro
The 2000 ESPN2 Series (swimsuit round 1st)
The 1998 NPC Northwest Women's Fitness
National Aerobic Championships (solo and mixed pairs)

Besides all that she is a Fitness Director, Polynesian Dancer/teacher, International Fitness Magazine Cover Model, Actress and a Published Writer.
You can visit her website here:

Friday, December 26, 2008

Yvonne Bates, Female Fitness Competitor

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Beautiful Cambodian Female Fitness Competitor and Model Yvonne Bates.
Okay, Yvonne isn't just a fitness competitor and fitness model, she also has her personal trainer certification.
And she has an impressive list of competitions under her belt so to speak,

2003-1st place, Short Division, Gold Classic in Kansas City. 1st place, Short Division, NPC in Kansas City. 3rd place, Pro Division, WNBF World Championship in New York.
2004-2nd place, Natural American Classic in Austin, TX. 1st place, WNBF Northeast Classic in Worcester, MA. 1st place, Natural Caribbean Grand Prix in the Grand Cayman Islands, 2nd place, WNBF World Championship in New York City.
2005-2nd place, WNBF Pro Natural International and 7th place at the WNBF Pro Natural Northeast Figure Championships.
2006- 2nd place, WNBF Pro Natural Caribbean Figure Championships.
2007- 3rd place, WNBF Bluffs Classic Figure Championships and 4th place, Ms/Mr. International Kansas City Golds Classic.

You can visit her website for a lot more info and pictures here:

Friday, December 19, 2008

NPC Figure Athlete Huong Vo

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Huong Vo is a NPC figure athlete.
I couldn't find a lot of info on her other than the competitions that's shes been in......
2005 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure 13th place, 2007 NPC Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest
16th place, 2007 NPC Junior California Bodybuilding and Figure Contest 2nd place, 2007 NPC Los Angeles Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Championships 1st place, 2007 NPC Los Angeles Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Championships 2nd place, 2007 NPC USA Bodybuilding And Figure Championships didn't place and the 2008 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships 16th place.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kimiko Hirai Soldati, Former Olympic Diver

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The fitness women on this blog are getting very diversified.
Kimiko Hirai Soldati is a former Olympic diver and a sports model.
She was born on April 10th, 1974 in Longmont, Colorado.
Like a lot of other women featured on this blog, she began her career as a gymnast until a knee injury ended that dream.
BUT, as with a lot of other women featured here, that didn't stop her, it just made her shift focus.
Kimiko decided to move into Diving and it was a good choice.
She racked up a very impressive list of accomplishments....

2001 United States Diver of the Year
2001 World Championship Team member and Team Captain, 6th - 10 Meter synchro, 7th - 3 Meter synchro
2001 National Champion 1 Meter, Silver medalist - 3 Meter & 10 Meter
2001 Goodwill Games Bronze medalist, USA - 3 Meter, first medal for the USA since 1984 on springboard in international competition
2002 FINA/USA Grand Prix Silver Medalist - 3 Meter Synchro, Bronze Medalist - 10 Meter Synchro, Bronze Medalist - Team Event
2002 World Cup Silver Medalist - 10 Meter Platform
2002 US National Champion - 3 Meter Springboard
2002 WHOSAM, Inc. Award recipient
2002 US Diver of The Year
2004 World Cup Team Member, 4th - 10 Meter synchro (partner Laura Wilkinson), 7th-3 Meter (partner Erin Quinn)
2004 American Cup Champion 10 Meter synchro (with Laura Wilkinson), 2nd - 10 Meter
2004 Canada Cup Bronze Medalist - 10 Meter synchro (with Laura Wilkinson)
2004 FINA/USA Grand Prix Silver Medalist - 10 Meter synchro (with Laura Wilkinson)
2004 US Olympic Trials Champion - 3M
2004 Olympic Team Member
2004 Wendy Wyland Award Recipient
2004 National Champion - 3M

To see more about this amazing lady, you can visit her website here:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Elaine Kwon, Superwoman

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You know I joke sometimes about how a lot of these models have long resumes.
Well this one is long and it isn't a joke.
This lady may be an evolutionary jump in the human race.
Elaine Kwon is a......
Five-time US National Tae Kwon Do Champion. (She now studies Shaolin Kung Fu at the USA Shaolin Temple in New York. I guess Tae Kwon Do got too easy for her?)
Fitness model for Nike Asia and Bodybow
Fashion Model, (Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Ahead magazines)
Concert Pianist, she debuted with the Washington-Idaho Symphony at the age of 15!
MIT Professor, she has her Doctorate of Musical Arts with highest honors from Boston University.
TV host of ImaginAsian TV.
I full expected to see part time crime fighter listed there.
If you don't believe me, you can check out her website for full details.
It's okay, go ahead and look. Trust me, if I were just reading this I wouldn't believe it either!
I wonder if Doc Savage ever had a kid......?

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Ms.Fitness USA of 2008: Tiffany Yee

Tiffany Yee - fitness - fitness beauties
This beautiful lady is of Chinese, Hawaiian, Portuguese descent.
She is a former Denver Broncos Cheerleader and Featured Dancer on the Soul Train Television show.
Tiffany has competed in several fitness competions (I'm saving the best for last), she was 1st Runner Up at the 2002 Ms. Physique California, 2002 Fitness Northern California Champion, 2002 and 2003 Ms. Fitness Rocky Mountain Champion, 2002 NPC Colorado State Short Class Figure Champion, 2002 NPC Colorado State Fitness Champion, 4th Runner Up at the 2003 Ms. Fitness USA, 9th place at the 2004 Ms. Fitness World and 1st Runner Up at the 2004 Ms. Fitness USA.
And now, six years after her first big win, Tiffany Yee is Ms.Fitness USA of 2008!
You can see and read more about Tiffany here:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Asian Fitness Model Liz Yu.

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The really sad thing about Liz is that all I have is a name and a picture.
And possibly that this is the same Elizabeth Yu that competed at the 2006 Emerald Cup Figure, Fitness and Bodybuilding Championships.
If that is the same lady, then she also competed at the 2006 Alberta Figure Championships.
But I had to post this entry.
Look at those abs!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fitness Model: Cori Nadine

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If you haven't been on the interweb since the 90s, you might not know who Cori Nadine is.
Cori is a Filipino, Irish, and Navajo Indian beauty that was a staple in Muscle mags back in the 90s.
I think every swimsuit issue they put out had her in it.
Cori actually competed in a few amateur fitness and figure contests but nothing ever really came of it.
She also did some work as a personal trainer, but I don't know if she still does that or not.
The way Cori is built, she can look very soft and feminine, or very muscular and ripped when she wants to.
Cori was born on June 11, 1969 in Pasadena California.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fitness Model: Mai Tran

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Mai Tran is a Fitness model, Bikini model and Import Car model.
This 5'1, 96 pound (yes that's right...96 pounds!) Vietnamese (she was born in the US, but both her parents are Vietnamese) beauty is very popular on the internet.
And rightly so.
She has been in fitness magazines such as MuscleMag, Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness, Muscular Development and Flex.
And this is a "hat-trick" for Mai.
I have featured her before on my fitness blog and my beautiful women blog!

Monday, December 1, 2008

South Korean Bodybuilder Jung Young Ji

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South Korean female Bodybuilder Jung Young Ji.
Not a lot of info on this young lady, but I expect to see great things out of her.
In 2007 she took first place at the Asian Championships in Women's Bodybuilding 58kg class (That's about 127 lbs. for the metrically challenged like me).