Fiery Tori Stroud Sends Mercury Rising

Figure Zone: Firefighter and two-time NPC Vancouver class champ Tori Stroud poses in Seattle.

Fittingly posing near some fire lanes during her debut shoot is today’s all new first look, that of the phenomenal Tori Stroud, one of our latest precious chiseled gems arriving on the studio. Coincidentally, the youthful and tireless, strong and fearless 40-year-old knows a thing or two about being in the red zone from working as a firefighter up in her hometown of Seattle, Washington.

Of course, the gorgeous and athletic blonde — a former gymnast and soccer player — also brings the heat on stage as a top amateur figure competitor. She’s placed well in back-to-back Emerald Cups and won her class at both the 2009 and 2010 NPC Vancouver show.

The figure girl & firefighter shows off her stunning upperbody development. Bodybuilding crossover?

Rightly so, Tori’s beautifully proportioned 5-foot-4, 125-pound physique comes densely packed with enough upper body muscle — check out the fierce look at steely shoulders and chest, traps and biceps at left — that she could be considered a prime candidate for a crossover into the bodybuilding ranks. Indeed, if the pendulum ever swung back towards rewarding a slightly more muscular look in the figure division, her stock would most certainly soar.

Speaking of bodybuilding, Tori’s boyfriend, a pretty good lifter in his own right, won his class at the last Emerald Cup. Talk about a championship-caliber couple, this northwest duo fits the bill. Oh yeah, did I mention Tori’s also a mother of four? Phenomenal.

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~ by Dean Sucich on July 10, 2010.

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