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llze Meyer was born in Potchefstroom (in the North West Province) South Africa in 1981, and stands at 5’4″, competes at 160lbs and gets up to 180lbs in the offseason. She has won a number of shows in her native South Africa, and in 2008 won an NPC show in Ohio. llze Meyer will be competing in the upcoming Arnold Amateur next month.
Here she talks about her biggest success:
Winning the Muscle Evolution Grand Prix in South Africa was definitely my biggest success and winning this show also has the most meaning to me. This is the biggest show of the year in South Africa (I guess you could call it the “Olympia of South Africa” – it was broadcast on national TV, etc, etc). This was also my first show on the senior circuit in South Africa. Nobody knew about me because I have been studying in the States. I went home to South Africa to visit my family for a few months, Paul told me about this big show, so I prepared for about 2 months and flew down to Cape Town with Paul the day before the show. Of course the women who I was competing against were all very well known in the bodybuilding world in South Africa and for years nobody has even come close to touching then in terms of placing at shows. I have always read about them in the bodybuilding magazines.