Our main man Lou made the trip to Arizona last weekend for the Europa Phoenix Pro and returned with four new shoots for us to enjoy. It’s IFBB contest coverage on the studio sure to warm things up a bit as the weather gets cooler. Let’s take a look at some of the best of the best and, of course, new pictures to come.
Hanna is a superb young phenom out of Atlanta who took the stage for the first time last August and remarkably became a pro just three months later. Since then, it’s been a busy first year with competitions in Phoenix, the Greater Gulf States in New Orleans, Dallas Europa and Orlando Pro. Ahead of her first pro season, Hanna was targeting back, biceps and quads.
The 23-year-old was very active in high school athletics — participating in everything from basketball, softball and golf to tennis, track and cheerleading — before starting out as a figure competitor. But she was a better fit for physique and proved it by winning the overall in class A at the 2013 NPC Nationals. With numbers like that, an Olympia berth seems well within her grasp.
I promised some exciting news about Danielle and if you posited that a brand new photoshoot with the beautiful figure girl was on the way, I’m pleased to say you are correct. Our longtime favorite southern belle was back on stage this year for the first time since 2011, competing in Phoenix and also against a tough field at the California Governors Cup in Sacramento.
Even though she took a break from competing herself, Danielle has never been far from the spotlight or the gym. She remains one of the most successful personal trainers around and her biz, Team Pink Muscle, is a leading source for contest prep and coaching in her home state of Louisiana. She’s also a promoter of the NPC Camellia Classic, a regional show held annually in the down in the Bayou.
Tracy hasn’t slowed down since winning a pro card last season. The Phoenix Pro was her sixth competition of 2014 and the amazing and tireless physique standout made top ten at the Toronto Pro Supershow and St. Louis Pro. This will be her second shoot for us.
Another relative newcomer to the stage, Ivana won her pro card at the ’13 Nationals with a second place finish in figure class B. The personal trainer from Des Moines, Iowa competed at the Chicago and Tampa Pro this year but was really on her game in Phoenix, where she finished second overall. This will be her debut shoot on the studio.