Bova was born in Junction City, Kansas but grew up in Denver, Colorado. At 18 she joined the U.S. Air Force where she served for 13 and a half years. She now resides in Orlando, Florida.
Yvette Bova began competing in bodybuilding at the age of 31 but had been training for 4 years before that her first competition was in 1996.
* 1996 Guam’s National Bodybuilding Championship – 2nd (LW)
* 1997 Marjo Selin’s Muscle Classic – 1st (LW), 2nd (Mixed Pairs)
* 1997 Hawaii Armed Forces Championship – 1st (LW), Best Poser (Overall)
* 1999 Designer Body Muscle & Physique State Championship – 1st (LW and Overall)
* 1999 Women’s Open – 1st (Overall)
* 1999 Paradise Cup – 3rd (MW)
Won numerous contests in Asia including being Ms. Far East 2 years in a row
* 2006 – Land of the Amazons