For those of you who do not know me from the bodybuilding scene, let me give you a brief introduction of myself!
It started back in the late ’80’s when I was just a tyke, learning how to put a few poses together and step off stage with a trophy! It was just supposed to be a one time shot to diet down and fight the anxieties of getting on stage to perform compulsory poses and the free style routine for a packed auditorium! I won the first show I ever entered, which was the 1988 Novice Oregon, and two weeks later competed again in Seattle’s very coveted regional event of the Emerald Cup! I took third to two returning national level competitors and was more than inspired after that to take competition more seriously! I met someone by the name of Steve Wennerstrom, and he arranged for me to meet with Bill Jentz of Women’s Physique World! I really feel that if Steve hadn’t been so persuasive about my next contest goal that I may have stopped after winning in Oregon.
I competed the next year and took home the regional trophy and began to prepare for the nationals. I bungled my national pre contest season with business affairs and became distracted by the opening of a second business while trying to get ready for the USA’s. Needless to say, I lost my true focus, came in second place and had to try the North American! I still had not reached my target and came in just short of first place again with another silver! This time I had three more weeks (each show was about three weeks apart), and I was determined to get it right this time! I had carb depleted for more than 7 weeks and ran my cardio up to four hours a day and two hours off isometric posing! This was just the trick to get my premature muscle maturity to come in sooner and look as tight as someone who had competed for several years longer than I! After all I won the Nationals, but within only two years of beginning to train with weights! I had to gain maturity and fast if I would do well at all in the Pro ranks!
I took off a year and came back to compete in the Ms. Olympia, then The Ms. International, then the Olympia again and once more in the Ms. I! It really is a blur to me now! I gave up caring what places I took! I remember taking top ten in the “O” and top six in the “I”. I actually looked my very best when I placed nearly last at the 1997 Ms. Jan Tana Classic in Roanoke VA! So, I stepped out, regrouped got into the Screen Actors Guild and ran with that pack for a while! WOW, what a blast! I enjoy even going to auditions, it seems I learn something new about myself every time I go out there and brave the camera! Well here in this website I can relate both realms of my experience into one world! I can live to know my fans and hope to give my fans the picture window into my life and my thoughts so you can know me better than ever before!
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