Bayou State Beauties

by Dean / KrivStudios Blog

by Dean / Kriv Studios Blog

Today, a three-for-one post as we catch up with a trio of stars all hailing from the steamy southern hotbed of Louisiana.

Beginning with Megan Abshire, still a teenager when she began dreaming about becoming a bodybuilder four years ago. Now, the 23-year-old is living her dream after taking the heavyweight class at her first competition, the Louisiana State Bodybuilding Championships in Lafayette last summer.

Megan Abshire

Megan Abshire

Drawn to the gym by her bodybuilding father, Megan began lifting weights at 14 and as her muscles grew, so did her fascination with the sport. Since then, she’s added powerlifting to her resume and recently excelled in a strong-woman competition. Check out her myspace page and her newly launched website for more.

The hulking 5-foot-8, 157-pound brunette — a native of Abbeville in the heart of Cajun Country — whipped the home crowd into a frenzy when she hit her favorite pose in her debut, sounding a dramatic signal that she’s ready to compete at the next level. We’ll certainly be keeping an eye on the extraordinary Megan in the months ahead.

Shannon Dahlum

Shannon Dahlum

Next, Shannon Dahlum didn’t place in a crowded C class at Nationals last November, but it was hardly a letdown considering the striking 5-foot-3 personal trainer and mother of three from Northeast Louisiana was making only her second-ever appearance in a figure show.

Another new favorite of mine, the very pretty Shannon rocketed up to the national stage after qualifying at her first show, the NPC Southern Classic in June, and plans on opening the competition season at the USAs.

Looking spellbinding in a sporty pink top and tight black shorts during her shoot, Shannon’s absolutely sublime physique — highlighted by beautifully separated quads and biceps, outstanding calves and stunning abs — is just about flawless and a sure bet to be among many call-outs this year.

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Danielle Kifer

Finally, congratulations to the lovely Danielle Kifer of Slidell, chosen Hottie of the Month on Louisiana Bodybuilding.com. Click here to see more pics of her from the site.

Danielle wrapped up ’08 with a solid finish at Nationals, where she came in fourth in her class. A consistent top finisher in class D — she narrowly missed a pro card back in 2007 when she took runner-up at the USAs — the 32-year-old beauty will resume pursuit of a pro card at Team Universe in September.

Everything’s fine in ‘09 and this is Danielle’s year to turn pro.

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~ by Dean Sucich on February 17, 2009.

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