Bodybuilding takes a lot of patience and hard work but in the case of women, it takes a lot more than that. Despite all the aesthetic hurdles that female bod...
Bodybuilding takes a lot of patience and hard work but in the case of women, it takes a lot more than that. Despite all the aesthetic hurdles that female bodybuilders have to face these Black Female bodybuilders have made it huge in the fitness world.
Here is a list of 15 Black Female Bodybuilders with physiques so insane that it will make you look feeble.
Alana Shipp (born 1982) is an American professional female bodybuilder, based in Jerusalem.
Shipp began working out in order lose some weight she gained during her two pregnancies and hoping to get into better shape for an upcoming Marine Corps ball. She won two titles in 2013, NPC Steve Stone Metropolitan - 1st (LW and overall) & NPC National Championship - 1st (MW). (13.1)
Dunlap was born in 1954 in Newark, New Jersey. She started competing in sports with gymnastics at age 10. In 1979, Dunlap decided to enter the "Best in the World" bodybuilding contest at the suggestion of Steve Wennerstrom.
She started training seriously for bodybuilding the following March, and was soon competing successfully in top level amateur contests.
She won the NPC Nationals in 1981 and 1982. Her most successful year of competition was 1983 when she won three pro shows, including the Ms. Olympia contest (she had lost the Ms. Olympia to Rachel McLish by two points in 1982). (13.2)
Dayana M. Cadeau (born June 2, 1966) is a Canadian-American professional female bodybuilder.
She would place 2nd at the Ms. Olympia from 2006 to 2008. She would remain in the top six in every IFBB pro competition, with the exception of the 2009 Ms. International and 2011 Ms. International and 2011 Ms. Olympia. (13.3)
Ernestine Shepherd (June 16, 1936) is an American bodybuilder who is best known for being, at one point, the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world, as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 and 2017; as of 2016 she is 80 years old and still an active, albeit no longer competitive, bodybuilder. (13.4)
Heather Foster (born December 20, 1966) is a Jamaican-born American professional bodybuilder.
In 2001, Heather won the heavyweight and overall at her first pro competition, the Women's Pro Extravaganza. In 2006, she won her second pro competition, the Europa Super Show.
In 2008 and 2009, she did not compete due to osteitis pubis. In 2010, she placed 6th place at the Ms. Olympia. (13.5)
Iris Floyd Kyle (born August 22, 1974) is an American professional female bodybuilder. She is currently the most successful professional bodybuilder ever, female or male, with ten overall Ms.
Olympia wins and two heavyweight wins, along with seven Ms. International wins and one heavyweight win.
She ranks as the best female bodybuilder in the IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List. (13.6)
Laura Cordelia Creavalle is a Guyanese-born Canadian/American professional female bodybuilder. In 1988, Creavalle made her pro debut six weeks later at the 1988 Ms. Olympia contest, a contest to which she would return 12 more times before her retirement.
During her pro career, her home country would appear as both Canada and the United States in the competition scorecard. She was runner-up twice at the Ms. Olympia (1992, 1994) and won three Ms. International titles (1990, 1994–95). (13.7)
Lesa Lewis (born March 9, 1967) is an American professional female bodybuilder.
At the 1998 Ms. International, Lewis placed second at the competition. However, a week after the contest, when the results of the mandatory diuretic tests were declared, she, along with Gayle Moher and Denise Masino, was found to have tested positive and were disqualified from the contest. (13.8)
Nancy Lewis is a professional female bodybuilder from the United States. She earned her pro card by winning the overall title at the 1991 NPC USA Championship. She competed in a number of professional contests from 1992 to 1998 with a series of solid placings, but no titles.
Then after a four-year retirement, she returned to competition in 2002, winning the overall title at the Jan Tana Classic. (13.10)
Ondrea (previously Ondrea Victoria Gates-Lewis) is a professional female bodybuilder from the United States. Vickie's long string of high placings as a professional includes three consecutive Ms. International titles from 1999 to 2001.
Those same years, she would also finish second at the Ms. Olympia on three occasions. (13.11)
Sha-ri Pendleton (born 1963) is a former world class hurdler, javelin thrower, and aspiring bodybuilder of the mid, and late 1980s.
While preparing for the Olympics Sha-ri also participated in a few bodybuilding competitions. She placed 2nd at the Nebraska Championships in 1984, and 4th at the 1989 Los Angeles Championships. (13.12)
Th-resa Bostick (born 1969) is an American professional female bodybuilder. Bostick won the heavyweight class during her pro-debut at the 2000 IFBB Jan Tana Classic. (13.13)
Yolanda R. Hughes-Heying (born October 30, 1963) is a professional female bodybuilder from the United States. In 1997 and 1998, Yolanda placed 1st in the Ms. International competition. She competed in six Ms. Olympia contests, placing second to Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls at the 1998 Ms. Olympia.
She would be featured in covers and stories in such publications as Muscle And Fitness, Flex, Female Bodybuilding, and Muscular Development. (13.14)
Yvette Bova (born April 6, 1962) is an American female bodybuilder and pornographic actress. Yvette Bova began training in bodybuilding four years prior to her first competition, which was in 1996. She retired from competitive bodybuilding in 2006, following the National Physique Committee Nationals. (13.15)
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