Photoshoot Recap—2017 NPC Jr. Nationals

•June 23, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Women’s Physique Overall champ Lauren Quinn poses in a new shoot at Jr. Nats!

Each year the Jr. Nationals cast seems to grow by the hundreds. This time, for example, the competitor list was so long that eight height classes were used to divvy up bikini competitors. No question, plenty of winners and trophies to be found and we’ve got some hardware to share among seven new shoots coming soon to the Studio — including a bonus shoot from Lou’s hometown — so let’s get straight to the rundown.

Lauren Quinn – This Chicago showstopper debuted several years ago on the site and this encore is long overdue. Better yet, Lauren joins us as a newly minted IFBB pro after she dominated the physique division, winning class c and taking the overall title on her home stage. Talk about contest shape, the champ was minutes from stepping off the stage before posing for our cameras.

Sarah Bruce – This Columbus, Ohio native started competed about two years ago and has made fantastic gains. The Jr. Nats was her first national level show and the muscled brunette beauty scored an elite fourth place finish in figure class c, making her a definite pro card contender moving ahead. Sarah also runs her own personal training biz called Steadfast Sarah.

Stephanie Mitch – This tall class sensation was a popular draw for photographers and for good reason. On stage, Stephanie was solid as well, placing seventh in the figure f-class. Serious vascularity and baseball-sized biceps on this athletic, long-limbed Indiana native.

Kortne Greene won her physique class and a pro card at Jr. Nats

Mandi Thompson – Mandi muscled her way into the top five in figure class d and brings that chiseled package to her debut shoot with us. This continues a streak of first call out type finishes for the brunette hardbody from Houston, Texas. Great overall development with particular notes on shoulders and huge quads.

Kortne Greene – In addition to her debut shoot with us, Kortne claimed first in her physique class and came away with a pro card over the weekend. This personal trainer and competitor from Sacramento, California traveled a long way to make it to that stage, but she’ll always remember the Jr. Nationals in Chicago as the place where a lot of tears, sweat and hardwork paid off. New IFBB pro!

Sandee Estes – One of our great bikini “finds” of the new year comes to us again in an off season shoot. If you loved the sassy and charming Sandee in her shoot from the Arnold, get ready for another look at those split and peaked bikini biceps along with that killer midsection.

Sonya Istocka – One more shoot, post-Jr.Nats, just completed today gives us the pretty Sonya, a 5-foot-11, 152-pound former volleyball and basketball player now competing in the fitness game. This sweet and strapping 25-year-old just competed at the North Coast Championships in her native Ohio as shows that she has a most impressive future ahead in the sport.

Watch for updates and more picture samples to come!

Flex Friday – Tamika Irvin

•June 16, 2017 • Leave a Comment



Tamika Irvin is back in pics from her new shoot at the recent Pittsburgh Pro and the figure princess is in prime-time condition, showing off an impressive package — rippling abs, baseball biceps, sliced and diced quads — very much befitting of an elite IFBB figure pro and former gymnast and runner. Away from the stage, the Colorado native is also a personal trainer and gym owner as well as a top prep and posing coach. Plenty of professional and athletic hops on this Flex Friday.

Throwback Thursday – Rachel & Lauren

•June 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Lots of great memories over the years come from the Emerald Cup show just outside Seattle, and this tandem between a pair of signature figure cuties Rachel Gilmore and Lauren Beckman in 2012 is certainly high on the list. Tall class beauty Lauren has been one of our most popular models ever on the site, with a dazzling combination of feminine charms and highly developed muscle. Not to be outdone, gorgeous former teen bodybuilder Rachel is hard to beat in any posedown. Two of the best back to enchant us on this Throwback Thursday.

Flex Friday – Kelly Carioto

•June 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment



Our latest model is the very pretty Kelly Carioto, a tall, strapping physique competitor whose covergirl looks and impressive fourth-place showing in her debut national level show should put her on everyone’s radar. The 27-year-old brings solid athletic pedigree to the stage, having been a shot puter, discus and hammer thrower throughout four years in college. Not only that, field hockey is also part of her arsenal, and if you’ve ever watched that sport imagine how a powerhouse like Kelly — with that long reach and those tree-trunk legs — could dominate the action. Girl next door cuteness with serious athleticism and muscle for you on this latest edition of Flex Friday.

Throwback Thursday – Allison Taylor

•June 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Allison Taylor is in the spotlight and so are those outstanding, peaked biceps and chiseled, killer calves. Gorgeous looks, tremendous athleticism and beautiful, feminine muscle are on display for Throwback Thursday in this shoot from 2012 with the underrated California national level figure hottie. They don’t get much better than Allison so it’s worth another look…and another.

Flex Friday — Jessica Bowman

•June 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment



Jessica Bowman muscles into the spotlight for this week’s edition of Flex Friday, posing in pics from her recent shoot and figure competition at the Pittsburgh Pro. The personal trainer and nutritionist out of Maryland claimed her pro status back in 2013 at the NPC Masters Championships, and she continues to bring an impressive package to the stage. Even better, the 39-year-old mom is a great role model whose young daughter — an aspiring gymnast — is already on a path to a healthy, fit lifestyle.

Throwback Thursday – Katelyn Hasley

•June 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Katelyn Hasley, a personal trainer and yoga instructor from Oakdale, California, steps into the spotlight in pics from a shoot back in 2013, when the national-level women’s physique competitor took sixth at the NPC Nationals. Bright skies, a sandy beach, and a beautiful muscle girl is the order of the day for this Throwback Thursday.

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