Photoshoot Recap—2017 NPC North Americans

•September 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Kelly Lynn – Our very own video editor and star personal trainer made a dazzling return to the competitive scene at the North Americans in Pittsburgh this past weekend, winning trophies in both the figure and women’s physique divisions. Kelly was fourth in a very crowded figure open C class, and even better, claimed third in the physique 35 and over class—which left her just one spot away from earning a pro card that will certainly be within reach next time.

Stephanie Mitch – We first caught up with this impressive tall class national level figure cutie at the Jr. Nationals earlier this summer, where she notched a top ten finish in her figure class. Now the athletic brunette and Indiana native is back to delight you in an encore shoot after placing seventh in class F at the North Americans.

Brittany Nicole Bennett – Brittany is set for a sparkling two-way debut—an individual shoot as well as a Sisters in Arms showcase—that will have you marveling. Her remarkable story belies the photos, but this beautiful trainer and coach out of Fort Worth, Tex., recently battled back from serious health problems and a lengthy hospital stay to take her spot on the national physique stage. She’s a brave fighter, a great inspiration to never give up, and a winner in the most important sense.

Lauren Martin-Stow – Lauren is a 24-year-old rising star in the figure ranks who claimed a sixth place finish in the figure open C division at North Americans. Her nickname, “She-Hulk,” suggests that maybe a crossover to the physique division might be in the cards one day. You be the judge. We’ll introduce her in a solo shoot and then with Brittany Nicole for a Sisters in Arms feature.

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Sarah Grace – This Orlando, Florida native got into weight lifting just two years ago as a way to alleviate the stresses of working through law school. She fell in love with it and now is beginning to shine brightly in the national figure spotlight. Sarah competed at the USAs before making her way to the North Americans, where she secured a top ten finish in a crowded figure F field. The striking, 5-foot-10 cutie has an adorable, girl next door look and charm, a great attitude about flexing and loves showing off her hard work.

Angie Corbin – Back for her third and perhaps most impressive shoot yet, this lovely and underrated Northwest hardbody just keep getting better. Angie competed in both figure and physique divisions at the North Americans, grabbing a top ten in her figure class and placing sixth in the women’s physique over 40 category. Angie certainly looks like she has added some muscle and could be a sleeper to watch in physique. Meanwhile, she definitely had onlookers mesmerized, rocking her shoot in Station Square flexing in that classic Hollywood dress. A gorgeous beauty wraps up the weekend in high style.

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Flex Friday – Morgan Coggins

•September 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

 

Morgan Coggins returns this week for Flex Friday in pics from an encore shoot this summer at the Masters Nationals in Pittsburgh. If this massage therapist and Illinois lovely looks a little different this time around, it might be that extra glow that comes from finally earning that coveted pro card — which is exactly what our tall class figure girl did in the Steel City. Morgan’s been hitting the weights and competing for the better part of eight years and can proudly add another trophy to her display case when she gets back to the office.

Flex Friday — Andrea Martinez

•August 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

 

Andrea Martinez steps into the spotlight for this week’s edition of Flex Friday, posing in new pics from her debut shoot at the NPC USAs. This striking physique competitor is perhaps flying under the radar in her division right now, as many believed her top ten finish in Las Vegas was too low given the package she brought. There’s definitely a case to be made that this knockout shortie out of the A class was overlooked and could be in store for a big jump in the rankings next time around. For now though, just sit back and appreciate pretty Andrea’s sporty look, cute smile and of course, those beautiful baseball biceps. And, oh yeah, she’s a mom to four daughters. Talk about upping the wow-factor!

Throwback Thursday – Valerie Sanford

•August 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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We’re featuring Valerie Sanford, a gym owner and up and coming figure competitor from Mesa, Arizona, on this return edition of Throwback Thursday. This blonde, girl-next-door with muscle beauty took seventh place in her height class at the NPC USAs in Las Vegas in 2015, where her debut photoshoot took place. As of this writing, she’s still going strong in her competitive journey, having just nabbed a solid second place finish last weekend at Jon Lindsay’s popular NPC Pacific USA out in San Diego.

Flex Friday – Inna Wyatt

•August 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

 

Inna Wyatt made a sensational return to the figure stage this season, first winning the overall title at the Emerald Cup and then earning a pro card at the Masters Nationals in Pittsburgh. We actually caught up with this beauty — originally from Russia and now residing in Washington state — in the Steel City for a photoshoot just before her big win. You can see in these samples from her update this week just how the 36-year-old former dancer and soccer player impressed the judges with that combination of awesome conditioning and great muscle proportion. Gotta love all she brings along with colorful splashes of purple in her hair for a wild, fun look on this Flex Friday.

Flex Friday – Mandi Thompson

•August 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

 

Mandi Thompson steps into the spotlight for this week’s Flex Friday in impressive pictures from her debut shoot at the Jr. Nationals this summer. The Houston, Texas native has been strong on the national figure stage and continued that trend with a top five placing in Chicago. Mandi brings a powerhouse physique to the party, with great back and shoulder development and particularly outstanding quads that probably rank up there with a few physique competitors.

Photoshoot Recap—2017 NPC USAs

•August 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Superstar in the Making: Nicole Wolf, one of our new models, won the overall figure title at 2017 NPC USAs last weekend.

The latest NPC USAs is a wrap and we’ve got 5 new shoots coming soon from the highly competitive and always exciting national event held out in Las Vegas. Even better, the girls brought their A-game for this show, winning three pro cards and looking great in contest shape, so let’s get right to the rundown.

Nicole Wolf – Speaking of bringing the best, this was Nicole’s national level debut and came on the heels of an impressive class win at this year’s Emerald Cup. As good as that is, Nicole was far from done and capped a storybook year by becoming the newest NPC USA figure overall champion! The blonde beauty out of Twin Falls, Idaho has only been competing for two years but her flawless look has her heading for the pros. We have a luminous new superstar on our hands and you’ll get to see the results – along with those perfect, hard-earned, championship-caliber figure muscles – right up close.

Jennifer McArver – Most classes are competitive at the USAs and figure class C was no different. Jennifer secured a pro card by finishing second in the group and now heads to the IFBB. The former crossfitter and rising figure star has been a strong finisher on the national level – she also finished second in two shows last year – and it was just a matter of time before she achieved her breakthrough. This is our third shoot with the charming brunette from Texas after also catching up last year at the Jr. Nationals and Nationals, and she just keeps getting better.

Sexy Figures: Jennifer McArver (left) and Kelly Fantauzzi both have new shoots coming soon from the USAs.

Kayleigh Padilla – Kaleigh is a former gymnast and cheerleader making her sexy debut on the site. The 27-year-old lifelong athlete began her competitive journey in the figure division but eventually shifted to physique. She made a solid impression by winning the NPC Texas State overall title last year and kept that streak going on the national stage. The Arkansas beauty left Las Vegas a winner with a class A trophy and a new physique pro card.

Kelly Fantauzzi – This blonde bombshell joins the roster with a great deal of promise on the figure scene. She competed in a tough class and made first call outs on her way to a fourth place finish. Like her good friend Jennifer McArver, Kelly is a wonderful poser and really shines for the camera. Another rising star from Texas whose great looks and solid physique make her a definite future pro contender.

Andrea Martinez – Andrea puts the proverbial cherry on top of our coverage and this physique competitor brings perhaps the most striking package of all with tremendous conditioning and baseball biceps. Also, she adds to our fit mom collection by being the mother of four daughters. Andrea competed and made top ten in her physique class so you’ll definitely want to stick around to see the footage from this shoot.

 
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