Nell Wilks made her debut on the site all the way back in ’09, but as you can see in these pics from last year’s Olympia, our outstanding Filipino beauty turned SoCal starlet has still got it. Not at all surprising, considering the youthful 44-year-old has been around the gym her entire life and fell in love with the figure look after seeing her first contest back in the day. Nell might not be in the competition game anymore but gets plenty of attention just by maintaining this kind of strong and healthy look year round. Such inspiration for this edition of Flex Friday!
Today we have tall class figure competitor and personal trainer Katie LeBoeuf in pics from the 2012 NPC Nationals when it was held in Atlanta. This Georgia native has a serious athletic look about her that comes not only from her stage training but her background which is in soccer and volleyball. Girl next door beauty and feminine muscle make for a winning combo on Throwback Thursday.
In the spotlight today is a pair of fun and sexy bikini competitors we met for a new Sisters in Arms feature at last fall’s Nationals. Athena is a 5-foot-10 towering brunette from Dallas who competes in strongwoman contests on the side; Aubrey is a 5-foot-1 blonde-haired southern belle out of West Virginia who is a rising star in the bikini short class. Both women playfully mixed it up in this shoot, showing off effortless strength with a series of lifts. Strikingly strong Aubrey is deserves extra credit in handling the much bigger Athena seemingly with ease. Bikini power at its best.
Flex Friday is back with Jess Silver, a hardbody massage therapist that we caught up with at the most recent NPC Nationals in Florida. The local brunette out of Boca Raton competes out of the physique division and sports an outstanding overall look, including signature bicep peaks. She finished third at last year’s Prestige Crystal Cup.
Throwback Thursday returns and we’re highlighting a serious, hardcore lifter in Tasha Whelan, who made her photo shoot debut at the 2015 Emerald Cup. She’s a well-developed muscle darling from Seattle whose sport happens to be powerlifting. Removed from the grueling intensity of a meet, these pics capture a much different perspective of Tasha — an athletic, sexy blend of power and girl next door charm.
This week’s Flex Friday pick is our latest model, Kessia Mirellys, a promising youngster originally from Brazil and now living in Florida. Fresh from her first year as a national-level figure competitor, the rising star finished third in her class and nearly came away with a pro card at the NPC Nationals this past November. At just about 4-foot-11, mighty mite Kessia sports a highly balanced, symmetrical physique with little in the way of flaws. Good reason for that as she has stints as a gymnast and Jr. Olympic runner under her athletic belt. Great things really do come in small packages.
Boise, Idaho beauty Karin Hobbs steps into the spotlight for this week’s Throwback Thursday in pics from a shoot back in 2014, during which the gorgeous 5-foot-4, 140-pound personal trainer was the IFBB Golden State Pro overall champion and an Olympian. Even at 48, the regal and covergirl-worthy Karin remains one of the fittest, strongest and most youthful looking competitors in the industry.