What a treat this year’s Arnold show was for adding new talent to the roster and today’s Flex Friday spotlight girl, the incredible Diana Schnaidt, is part of the fun you’ll be seeing for weeks to come. The former figure competitor is now bringing her stunning look to the professional physique division and talk about a total package — peaked biceps, rippling abs, detailed quads, razor-sharp calves — the bulging and beautiful Diana pretty much has it all, plus a healthy dose of fierce confidence to boot.
A radiantly lovely new fresh face out of the Lone Star State, Celia Torres claims the latest Flex Friday spotlight in terrific pics from her wonderful debut shoot at last season’s Nationals. The 34-year-old graduate of Texas Pan-Am holds a degree in communications and can be seen on local television in the San Antonio market where she works as a host, writer and producer. When she’s away from the cameras, Celia is a personal trainer and rising star on the NPC bikini scene. Check out the difference in her unflexed and flexed shots and the way that cute bicep balls up. Yep. Smart, beautiful and striking muscles is our top story this week.
Yesinia Perez is back showing off the hardware in an encore shoot from this past season’s NPC Nationals. The Miami resident, originally from Argentina, had a big year in 2016, claiming the fitness overall title at the North Americans and the coveted IFBB pro card that comes with it. The former gymnast demonstrates some of the looks and skills that helped carry her to the prize in these latest pics. The spotlight shines on one of the new fitness elite in this week’s Flex Friday.
The world famous Arnold Sports Festival wrapped up yesterday but the fun is just beginning for fans and members here on Krivs Studio. There’s 8 new shoots to come, plus expo highlights, in what was perhaps the best Arnold show ever in terms of number and quality of shoots. Before we get to the recap, a quick thanks and thumbs up to our photog friends Dan, Les & Cal for their invaluable help during the weekend.
Michelle Jin – On Saturday, we shared the news about this terrific pro physique competitor being a part of the photoshoot festivities. The weekend only got better from there and catching up with a major muscle babe such as Michelle was like hitting a leadoff homerun.
Diana Schnaidt – Another showstopper joins the roster with this personal trainer out of Miami. Diana is a strapping 5-foot-9 former runway fashion model turned world class physique competitor. Contest shape with chiseled biceps for this shoot as she took the Arnold stage alongside the IFBB elite in the Physique International.
Tamara Q. – This personal trainer, contest and nutritional coach out of Calgary has been competing since ‘07 and won her physique pro card at the Canadian Nationals in 2015, where she won the class A as well as overall title. Tamara was an Arnold invite and competed in the Physique International over the weekend.
Victoria Puentes – This brunette beauty and personal trainer from San Antonio, Texas is a former collegiate soccer player and now is a top national level figure competitor. Victoria is in off season shape for this shoot, looking full and superstrong she continues contest prep for the Jr. Nationals later this summer.
Mary Marji – Our roster of international models grows with the debut of Mary, who comes from Jordan and is now a resident of Syracuse, N.Y. The figure girl competed in the Arnold Amateur show over the weekend and was among first call outs in her category.
Kristen Mulligan – This native of Victoria, B.C. continued her ascent up the figure ladder with a top five finish at the Arnold Amateur. Kristen secured a number of trophies in Canada so far and was the class C and masters figure overall champ at the British Columbia Provincials last season.
Sandee Estes – We have a promising new national level bikini girl to add to the mix. Sandee started working out as a teen and surprisingly won her first show in 2013. The beautiful 23-year-old London, Ohio native brings crazy abs development, split biceps and a seductive camera presence to the party. They don’t call her the “Bikininator” for nothing.
Cinzia Clapp – This encore shoot with one of Alaska’s best ever competitors was eight years in the making and now we finally have it. Cinzia is rocking women’s physique just like she rocked the fitness division, where she originally won a pro card. She competed in the Physique International and looks better than ever.
The new year is off to a sensational start. Michelle Jin, the beautiful and oustanding women’s pro physique competitor, will be one of our new models coming soon. The big news comes hot off the presses from the latest Arnold Sports Festival unfolding in Columbus, Ohio.
Michelle, 42, claimed her much-deserved pro card at the Jr. USAs in 2014, where the stunning 5-foot-2, 120-pound hardbody won the class-A title. The former bodybuilder and figure competitor found a perfect fit for her combination of athleticism, muscle development and superior genes when she shifted to the physique division.
Originally from China, Michelle moved to California in 1996 and was introduced to the gym by a friend in 2005, where she fell in love with working out and sculpting her muscle. On stage, she continues to impress and is now poised to become one of the elite pros on the women’s physique roster.
Most physique fans know Michelle by her signature massive calves, which she says she’s pretty much had since childhood. But as you might have noticed from our teaser pic here, she’s added quite a bit of size and sexy shape to her biceps.
Photoshoots are ongoing throughout the weekend. We’ll be back with our full report of all the new KrivsStudio models sometime next week. Everything else is gravy after adding this long sought after Asian superstar to the mix.
One of our latest models, Natalie Stroster, claims the spotlight for today’s Flex Friday edition, bringing a wonderful combination of athleticism and fitness to the segment. Natalie is a fresh face in the bikini division, having made her national level debut at the Jr. Nationals last summer after transitioning from the beauty pageant scene. The Michigan native was first runner-up at the Miss Michigan USA Teen contest in 2013. A one time college sprinter, she’s now added some muscle to those covergirl-worthy good looks and shows off the results of her effort during her debut shoot, which includes some impressive strength moves. Natalie placed fifth in a competitive bikini novice class at the 2016 NPC Michigan Championships. This girl next door charmer is just getting started at this new challenge and it will be exciting watching her grow.