Female Bodybuilder Candy Csencsits Biography

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Candy Csencsits (Dec. 29, 1955-Jan. 11, 1989) was a professional female bodybuilder and actress in the early 1980s.

Born Candace Marie Pitts in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Candy Csencsits was a very active child. Candy became interested in bodybuilding during college while majoring in physical education. She placed 5th in her first show and after competing in several shows she achieved professional status.

As a professional bodybuilder and spokesperson for the sport, Csencsits became a pioneer in drug testing for women bodybuilders, served as a judge for the IFBB and was a president of the American Federation of Women’s Body Building. She was also an actress. In 1984, she had a role in a TV movie about bodybuilding called Getting Physical.

In the 80s she competed against the likes of Rachel McLish, Carla Dunlap, and Cory Everson. She placed second in the 1982 Pro World Championship. She also finished in the top ten in the Ms. Olympia contest in 1981 and 1982. She was at her competitive peak in 1983, when she was runner-up to Dunlap for Ms. Olympia.

In 1984 after competing in the 1984 Ms. Olympia, Csencsits was diagnosed with breast cancer. This put an end to her competitive career. She continued to promote the sport while undergoing treatment for her cancer. Sadly, Csencsits lost her three-year battle in January, 1989 at her home in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. She was buried in Saint Peters Cemetery in Hokendauqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Vital Stats

* Full Name: Candace Marie Csencsits
* Birthday: December 29
* Place of Birth: Northampton County, Pennsylvania
* Former state of Residence: Tulsa County, Oklahoma
* Occupation: former fitness model, former professional bodybuilder, former health food store owner
* Marital Status: n/a
* Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
* Weight (In Season): 118-121 lb. (Off-Season):126-130 lb.
* Eye Color: Brown
* Hair Color: Brown

Competition history

* 1981 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 6th
* 1981 World Grand Prix – 5th
* 1982 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 7th
* 1982 IFBB Pro World Championship – 2nd
* 1983 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd
* 1983 IFBB Pro World Championship – 5th
* 1984 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 12th

Actress – filmography

* Getting Physical (1984) (TV) – Janine Daley

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