A Look At The Ms. Olympia History And 2006 Ms. Olympia Preview.

The Ms. Olympia is a professional female bodybuilding contest and was first held in 1980. Learn more about the history, controversy, winners, and a brief preview of the 2006 Ms. Olympia from our forum members.

The History Of The Ms. Olympia Contest

The Early 80's:

    The Ms. Olympia is a professional female bodybuilding contest organized by the International Federation of Bodybuilders. It was first held in 1980 which began it all. The contest was initially promoted by George Snyder. In order to qualify for the Ms. Olympia, contestants had to send in resumes and pictures which were then hand-picked by Snyder. He look through all the applicants and based his chosen contestants on their potential to be role models in the fitness industry.

    Rachel McLish owned the stage in the early 1980's, however in 1981 she lost her crown to Kike Elomaa after finishing second. McLish trained hard the following year and regained the title in 1982.

    In 1982 George Snyder lost the rights to the Ms. Olympia contest. From this point forward, the contestants were no longer hand-picked by anyone. In order to qualify for the Olympia, contestants now had to do it through placings in the lesser contests throughout the year.

    As the sport began to grow, so did the competitors' level of training. In the earlier years of the Olympia, most competitors showed little weight training experience in their physiques. Then in 1983 the sport slowly evolved into a more muscular physique for shows.

Cory Everson:

    In 1984 a new face emerged in the sport with the arrival of Cory Everson. Her physique would set a new standard for the sport. Everson won the NPC Nationals and then took the title away from McLish at the Olympia to take home the trophy. Everson came into the show weighing 150 pounds at 5'9". She then went on to be the only woman to ever win six consecutive Ms. Olympia titles before she decided to retire.

Extra Attention:

    All this attention on the sport of women's bodybuilding helped the sport go mainstream. However, all of this extra attention on the competitors caused some controversy and also some suspensions. Anita Gandol decided to bare it all by posing for Playboy in the mid-1980's.

    By doing so, she earned herself a one year suspension from the IFBB for her actions. Then in 1987, Erika Mes decided she would show some skin also by posing nude for the Belgian issue of Playboy which also earned her a one year suspension as well from the sport.

    NBC saw a great market for the sport of bodybuilding and for several years in the mid-1980's they broadcasted the Ms. Olympia on their network. Although the footage wasn't live and was usually used to fill out television programs which ended early, the attention on the sport was still there.

Lenda Murray:

    In 1990, the Women's Pro World contest was cancelled. Competitors normally had to qualify for the Ms. Olympia by placing in some of the lesser contests. With the Cancellation of the Women's Pro World, that left only the Ms. International as the qualifier for the Olympia. The IFBB decided to then allow all competitors with their pro cards to enter. Lenda Murray took the title this year became the next dominant figure in women's bodybuilding since the retirement of Cory Everson.

    The Ms. Olympia contest was televised live for the first time in 1991. Bev Francis gave Lenda Murray a real challenge, but Murray finished out on top with Francis placing second. Francis in the previous years had more of a powerlifters physique and in 1991 she changed her physique to more of a bodybuilder and came into the contest noticeably larger.

    In 1992, the judges began looking to change the look of the sport from a big muscular physique, to a more feminizing one. They were told to look for competitors who were not overly big and that they were looking for a more feminine physique to win this year. After all the changes and controversy, Lenda Murray changed her look was named the winner.

    After the contestants and fans complained about the new judging rules, they were rewritten for the 1992 Ms. Olympia. They were still looking for aesthetics, but they allowed for a more muscular physique once again. Lenda Murray continued her dominance all the way through 1995. Murray tied the record of six consecutive Ms. Olympia titles, which was currently held by Cory Everson.

    1996 dethroned the runt that Lenda Murray had going. Kim Chizevsky won the title for her first time after placing second to a virtually unbeatable Murray in the past couple contests.

    After Murray's loss to Chizevsky, she decided to give it one more go in 1996 where again she was unsuccessful. Chizevsky won again and Murray announced her retirement from competition.

    The Ms. Olympia was contested outside the United States for the first time in November 1984, when the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Place Des Arts Theatre in Montreal, Canada, hosted the event. A total of 24 contestants competed with Cory Everson winning the first of her six Ms. O titles.

The Olympia Weekend:

    The 1999 Olympia was to be held on October 9th, but a month before the scheduled contest, the IFBB announced that the contest was cancelled because of the withdrawal of promoter Jarka Kastnerova. The reasoning was due to financial issues that also included a low number of tickets that were sold in advance for the contest.

    In a last minute attempt, several sources came together as sponsors. Most of the funds for the contest came from Flex magazine ($50,000). Even after all the commotion, Chizevsky once again took home the title giving her four consecutive Ms. Olympia titles.

    Since the year 2000 the Ms. Olympia has been held at the same time as the Mr. Olympia contest as part of the "Olympia Weekend". The 2000 contest also saw the introduction of weight classes. Several changes were in the making for the 2000 Ms. Olympia contest. Presentation would factor into the competitors' scores this year.

    Jim Manion sent out a letter to all the competitors stating that judges would be scoring based on healthy appearance, face, makeup, and skin tone. This year Kim Chizevsky decided to retire from bodybuilding and pursue fitness competition; therefore allowing for a new champion this year. For the first time in the Ms. Olympia history, there was no overall winner this year which allowed both Valentina Chepiga and Andrulla Blanchette to be Ms. Olympia champions.

    2001 had one of the most unexpected winners the Ms. Olympia contest has ever seen. After coming back from a 12 year hiatus, Juliette Bergmann returned to competition at the age of 42 and came out of no where to win the title. This year began a pose down between the two class winners (heavyweight and lightweight), which decided the overall title. Bergmann entered the Olympia as a lightweight, and defeated Iris Kyle who was the heavyweight for 2001.

    In 2002, Lenda Murray came back from a five year break to set a new record and won her seventh overall Ms. Olympia.

    A record was in the making for 2003. Lenda Murray won her either overall Ms. Olympia title which set a new record, setting the standard for all of the Olympia winners.

    In 2004, Jim Manion introduced the 20% rule which asked that female athletes in Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure decrease the amount of muscularity they have by a factor of 20%. Also this year during the Olympia, Lenda Murray went for her ninth title but lost in the Heavyweight class to Iris Kyle.

    In 2005, the contest returned to the one open class format which eliminated the weight classes. This year a new Ms. Olympia winner was born when Yaxeni Oriquen defeated defending champion Iris Kyle.

Past Ms. Olympia Results

(pictures do not necessarily represent that year or the Olympia contest)

1980 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Rachel McLish Ms. Olympia
    2. Auby Paulick
    3. Lynn Conkwright
    4. Corinne Machado-Ching
    5. Stacey Bentley
    6. Suzy Green
    7. Patsy Chapman
    8. Kyle Newman
    9. Cammie Lusko
    10. Georgia Fudge
    11. Mimi Rivest
    12. April Nicotra
    13. Carolyn Cheshire
    13. Sandy Conners
    15. Lorie Johnston
    16. Anniqa Fors
    17. Lenore Clark
    18. Donna Simms
    19. Lynda Johnson
    20. Kellie Everts

1981 Olympia Results:

    1. Kike Elomaa Ms. Olympia
    2. Rachel McLish
    3. Lynn Conkwright
    4. Laura Combes
    5. Georgia Fudge
    6. Candy Csencsits
    7. Corinne Machado-Ching
    7. Marie Frances Misat
    9. Anita Gandol
    10. Melinda Perper
    11. Kyle Newman
    12. Karen Wainwright
    13. Ellen Davis
    13. April Nicotra
    15. Astrid Aschwender
    16. Vera Bendel
    17. Donna Frame
    18. Carolyn Cheshire
    19. Debbie Lemmel
    20. Lorie Johnston

1982 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Rachel McLish Ms. Olympia
    2. Carla Dunlap
    3. Kike Elomaa
    4. Lynn Conkwright
    5. Deborah Diana
    6. Laura Combes
    7. Candy Csencsits
    8. Kay Baxter
    9. Lisser Frost-Larsen
    9. Sherry Atton
    11. Georgia Fudge
    12. Shelly Gruwell
    13. Corinne Machado-Ching
    14. Carolyn Cheshire
    15. Marie Frances Misat
    16. Jacquueline Roos
    17. Claudia Wilbourn
    18. Marjo Selin
    19. Patsy Chapman
    19. Cathy Chang
    19. Laura Davies
    19. Anita Gandol
    19. Susan Koch
    19. Kazuko Nakao
    19. Kyle Newman
    19. Lena Trulsson

1983 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Carla Dunlap Ms. Olympia
    2. Candy Csensits
    3. Inger Zetterqvist
    4. Lynn Conkwright
    5. Kike Elomaa
    6. Lisser Frost Larsen
    7. Carolyn Cheshire
    8. Deborah Diana
    9. Marjo Selin
    10. Kay Baxter
    11. Anita Gandol
    12. Sherry Atton
    13. Georgia Fudge
    14. Melinda Perper
    15. Corinne Machado-Ching
    16. Kathy Ruth
    17. Patsy Chapman

1984 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Cory Everson Ms. Olympia
    2. Rachel McLish
    3. Mary Roberts
    4. Carla Dunlap
    5. Carla Temple
    6. Clare Furr
    7. Gladys Portugues
    8. Lynn Conkright
    9. Ellen Van Maris
    10. Dinah Anderson
    11. Tina Plakinger
    12. Erika Mes
    13. Candy Csensits
    14. Marjo Selin
    15. Inger Zetterqvist
    16. Kay Baxter
    16. Susan Roberts
    16. Carolyn Cheshire
    16. Lisser Frost Larsen
    16. Holly Buss
    16. Josee Baumgartner
    16. Carina Johansson
    16. Joy Nichols
    16. Lydia Cheng

1985 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Cory Everson Ms. Olympia
    2. Mary Roberts
    3. Diana Dennis
    4. Carla Dunlap
    5. Clare Furr
    6. Tina Plakinger
    7. Ellen Van Maris
    8. Gladys Portugues
    9. Lori Bowen-Rice
    10. Marjo Selin
    11. Dinah Anderson
    12. Vera Bendal
    13. Kay Baxter
    14. Erica Mes
    15. Juliette Bergmann
    16. Lynn Conkwright
    17. Dona Oliveira
    18. Joy Nichols
    19. Lynne Pirie
    20. Carloyn Cheshire
    21. Anita Gandol
    22. Kris Alexander
    23. Lydia Cheng

1986 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Cory Everson Ms. Olympia
    2. Clare Furr
    3. Ellen Van Maris
    4. Diana Dennis
    5. Mary Roberts
    6. Juliette Bergmann
    7. Sue Ann McKean
    8. Janice Ragain
    9. Carla Dunlap
    10. Bev Francis
    11. Erika Geisen
    12. Marjo Selin
    13. Dawn Marie Gnaegi
    14. Susie Jaso
    15. Penny Price
    16. Dominique Darde
    17. Dona Oliviera

1987 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Cory Everson Ms. Olympia
    2. Ellen Van Maris
    3. Bev Francis
    4. Anja Langer
    5. Mary Roberts
    6. Marjo Selin
    7. Janice Ragain
    8. Diana Dennis
    9. Juliette Bergmann
    10. Renate Holland
    11. Sue Ann McKean
    12. Carla Dunlap
    13. Dominique Darde
    14. Cathey Palyo
    15. Maria Concetta Serio
    16. Gundi Froder

1988 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Cory Everson Ms. Olympia
    2. Anja Langer
    3. Bev Francis
    4. Tonya Knight*
    5. Ellen Van Maris
    6. Marjo Selin
    7. Dona Oliviera
    8. Janet Tech
    9. Renate Holland
    10. Carla Dunlap
    11. Laura Creavelle
    12. Renee Casella
    13. Juliette Bergmann
    14. Janice Ragain
    15. Joy Nichols
    16. Cathey Palyo
    17. Veronica Dahlen

    * Tonya Knight was disqualified after the IFBB learned that someone had taken her drug test for her during the contest.

1989 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Cory Everson Ms. Olympia
    2. Sandy Riddell
    3. Bev Francis
    4. Jackie Paisley
    5. Ellen Van Maris
    6. Laura Creavelle
    7. Diana Dennis
    8. Marjo Selin
    9. Marie Laure Mahabir
    10. Janet Tech
    11. Claudia Profanter
    12. Dona Oliviera
    13. Laura Beaudry
    14. Dorothy Herndon
    15. Lisa Lorio
    16. Lynn Lemieux
    17. Renate Holland
    18. Ina Lopulissa

1990 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia
    2. Bev Francis
    3. Anja Schreiner
    4. Laura Creavalle
    5. Jackie Paisley
    6. Sharon Arrildt (Marvel)
    7. Diana Dennis
    8. Marie Mahabir
    9. Claudia Profanter
    10. Hannie Van Aken
    11. Lisa Lorio
    12. Susanne Steurer
    13. Kathy Unger
    14. Janet Tech
    15. Gillian Hodge
    16. Dorothy Herndon
    16. Dona Oliviera
    17. Sandra Blackie
    17. Gloria Bouvier
    17. Carolyn Ervin
    17. Janice Graser
    17. Negrita Jayde
    17. Lynn Lemieux
    17. Debbie McKnight
    17. Penny Price
    17. Ana Sanchez
    17. Tatjana Scholl
    17. Eleonore Urbanski
    17. Mary Ellen Warman

1991 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia
    2. Bev Francis
    3. Laura Creavalle
    4. Sandy Riddell
    5. Sharon Marvel
    6. Diana Dennis
    7. Shelley Beattie
    8. Anja Schreiner
    9. Claudia Montemaggi
    10. Sue Gafner
    11. Jackie Paisley
    12. Marie Mahabir
    13. Hannie Van Aken
    14. Claudia Profanter
    15. Lisa Lorio

1992 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia
    2. Laura Crevalle
    3. Shelley Beattie
    4. Sandy Riddell
    5. Diana Dennis
    6. Anja Schreiner
    7. Claudia Montemaggi
    8. Yolanda Hughes
    9. Nikki Fuller
    10. Debbie Muggli
    11. Sharon Bruneau
    12. Sue Gafner
    13. Sharon Marvel
    14. Nancy Lewis
    15. Audrey Harris
    16. Gabriella Szikszay
    17. Sandra Blackie
    18. Diana Gimmler
    19. Skye Ryland
    20. Eva Sukupova

1993 Ms. Olympia results:

    1. Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia
    2. Denise Rutkowski
    3. Laura Crevalle
    4. Debbie Muggli
    5. Kim Chizevsky
    6. Sandy Riddell
    7. Shelley Beattie
    8. Sharon Marvel
    9. Audrey Harris
    10. Sharon Bruneau
    11. Yolanda Hughes
    12. Paula Bircumshaw
    13. Nancy Lewis
    14. Nikki Fuller
    15. Diana Dennis
    16. Marie Mahabir
    17. Laura Binetti
    18. Christa Bauch
    19. Diana Gimmler
    19. Zuzana Korinkova
    19. Loretta Lomax
    19. Astrid Falconi
    19. Eva Sukupova
    19. Janet Marchi
    19. Kimberly Jones
    19. Mary Ellen Warman
    19. Yurie Iijima
    19. Anita Gandol
    19. Meral Ertunc
    19. Kathy Unger
    19. Laura Vukov
    19. Carol Exbrayat

1994 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia
    2. Laura Creavalle
    3. Debbie Muggli
    4. Marie Mahabir
    5. Audrey Harris-White
    6. Sue Price
    7. Drorit Kernes
    8. Yolanda Hughes
    9. Muriane Nicolas
    10. Diana Dennis
    11. Laura Binetti
    12. Christa Bauch
    13. Eva Sukupova
    14. Sabine Froschauer
    15. Gabriella Spuhn
    16. Fredrique Auchart
    16. Veronique Gady
    16. Sharon Bruneau
    16. Nuria Sala

1995 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia
    2. Kim Chizevsky
    3. Natalia Murnikoviene
    4. Sue Price
    5. Laura Creavalle
    6. Debbie Muggli
    7. Joanne Lee
    8. Michele Ralabate
    9. Eva Sukudova
    10. Nancy Lewis
    11. Yolanda Hughes
    12. Laura Binetti
    13. Marie Mahabir
    14. Muriane Nicolas

1996 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Kim Chizevsky Ms. Olympia
    2. Lenda Murray
    3. Natalia Murnikoviene
    4. Laura Creavalle
    5. Vicky Gates-Lewis
    6. Nancy Lewis
    7. Eva Sukudova
    8. Andrulla Blanchette
    9. Melissa Coates
    10. Sue Meyers
    11. Joanne Lee
    12. Beatrix Gluck

1997 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Kim Chizevsky Ms. Olympia
    2. Lenda Murray
    3. Yolanda Hughes
    4. Laura Creavalle
    5. Vicky Gates-Lewis
    6. Jitka Harizomova
    7. Andrulla Blanchette
    8. Chris Bongiovanni
    9. Sue Myers
    10. Nancy Lewis
    11. Melissa Coates
    12. Gayle Moher
    13. Laura Binetti
    14. Nicole Bass
    15. Valerie Gangi
    16. Eva Sukupova
    17. Tazzie Columb
    18. Zdenka Turda

1998 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Kim Chizevsky Ms. Olympia
    2. Yolanda Hughes
    3. Vicky Gates-Lewis
    4. Lesa Lewis
    5. Laura Creavalle
    6. Andrulla Blanchette
    7. Jitka Harizomova
    8. Eva Sukupova
    9. Chris Bongiovanni
    10. Yaxeni Oriquen
    11. Gayle Moher
    12. Valentina Chepiga
    13. Zdenka Turda
    14. Dayana Cadeau
    15. Jackie DeGennaro
    16. Beate Drabling
    17. Sipka Berska

1999 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Kim Chizevsky Ms. Olympia
    2. Vicky Gates
    3. Laura Creavalle
    4. Iris Kyle
    5. Lesa Lewis
    6. Tazzie Colomb
    7. Andrulla Blanchette
    8. Laura Binetti
    9. Brenda Reganot
    10. Yaxeni Oriquen
    11. Gayle Moher
    12. Valentina Chepiga

2000 Ms. Olympia Results:

    +135 Pounds

      1. Valentina Chepiga Ms. Olympia
      2. Vickie Gates
      3. Lesa Lewis
      4. Yaxeni Oriquen
      5. Iris Kyle
      6. Denise Hosher
      7. Theresa Bostick

    -135 Pounds

      1. Andrulla Blanchette Ms. Olympia
      2. Brenda Raganot
      3. Renee Casella
      4. Cathy LeFrancois Priest
      5. Jennifer McVicar

2001 Ms. Olympia Results:

    Overall: Juliette Bergmann Ms. Olympia

    +135 Pounds

      1. Iris Kyle Ms. Olympia
      2. Vickie Gates
      3. Yaxeni Oriquen
      4. Valentina Chepiga
      5. Lesa Lewis
      6. Betty Pariso
      7. Heather Foster

    -135 Pounds

      1. Juliette Bergmann Ms. Olympia
      2. Andrulla Blanchette
      3. Dayana Cadeau
      4. Brenda Raganot
      5. Gayle Moher
      6. Renee Casella
      7. Kim Harris
      8. Fannie Barrois
      9. Angela DeBatin
      10. Joanna Thomas

2002 Ms. Olympia Results:

    Overall: Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia

    +135 Pounds

      1. Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia
      2. Iris Kyle
      3. Vickie Gates
      4. Yaxeni Oriquen
      5. Dayana Cadeau
      6. Nancy Lewis
      7. Betty Viana
      8. Beth Roberts

    -135 Pounds

      1. Juliette Bergmann Ms. Olympia
      2. Valentina Chepiga
      3. Fannie Barrois
      4. Sophie Duquette
      5. Angela Debatin
      6. Laura Creavalle
      7. Susanne Neiderhauser

2003 Ms. Olympia Results:

    Overall: Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia

    +135 Pounds

      1. Lenda Murray Ms. Olympia
      2. Iris Kyle
      3. Yaxeni Oriquen
      4. Betty Viana
      5. Helle Nielsen
      6. Betty Pariso
      7. Vickie Gates

    -135 Pounds

      1. Juliette Bergmann Ms. Olympia
      2. Dayana Cadeau
      3. Denise Masino
      4. Cathy Priest
      5. Angela Debatin
      6. Fannie Barrois
      7. Kim Harris
      8. Rosemary Jennings

2004 Ms. Olympia Results:

    Overall: Iris Kyle Ms. Olympia

    +135 Pounds

      1. Iris Kyle Ms. Olympia
      2. Lenda Murray
      3. Yaxeni Oriquen
      4. Betty Pariso-Carmichael
      5. Betty Viana
      6. Lisa Aukland
      7. Bonny Priest

    -135 Pounds

      1. Dayana Cadeau Ms. Olympia
      2. Denise Masino
      3. Marja Lehtonen
      4. Joanna Thomas
      5. Desiree Ellis
      6. Mah Ann Mendoza
      7. Nancy Lewis
      8. Velentina Chepiga
      9. Vilma Caez

2005 Ms. Olympia Results:

    1. Yaxeni Oriquen Ms. Olympia
    2. Iris Kyle
    3. Dayana Cadeau
    4. Jitka Harazimova
    5. Brenda Ragonot
    6. Bonny Priest
    7. Betty Viana
    8. Betty Pariso
    9. Rosemary Jennings
    10. Antionette Norman
    11. Mah-Ann Mandoza
    12. Tonia Williams
    13. Annie Rivieccio
    14. Marja Lehtonen
    15. Desiree Ellis

Competitors With The Most Ms. Olympia Victories

Wins Name Year
8 Lenda Murray 1990-1995, 2002-2003
6 Cory Everson 1984-1989
4 Kim Chizevsky 1996-1999
2 Rachel McLish 1980, 1982
1 Kike Elomaa 1981
1 Carla Dunlap 1983
1 Valentina Chepiga 2000
1 Andrulla Blanchette 2000
1 Juliette Bergmann 2001
1 Iris Kyle 2004
1 Yaxeni Oriquen 2005

IFBB Women's Hall of Fame

  • 1999 - Carla Dunlap, Cory Everson, Rachel McLish
  • 2000 - Bev Francis, Lisa Lyon, Abbye "Pudgy" Stockton
  • 2001 - Kay Baxter, Diana Dennis, Kike Elomaa
  • 2002 - Laura Combes
  • 2003 - Lynn Conkwright
  • 2004 - Ellen Van Maris
  • 2005 - Stacey Bentley
  • 2006 - Claudia Wilbourn

Olympia Forum Discussions

What are the members of Bodybuilding.com saying about the 2006 Ms. Olympia? Predictions:

bellisima - BodySpace

    2.Brenda Raganot
    4.Dayana Cadeau
    5.Dena Westerfield
    6.Bonny Priest
    7.Jitka Harazimova
    8.Colette Nelson
    9.Heather Foster"

Human Torch - BodySpace

    "I would like to see Jitka win one. This lady has a very symmetrical physique. Iris is a great FBB but since she started disrespecting the queen Lenda Murray, she somewhat fell from grace with me. It will most likely go down between Iris and Yaxeni for the 1 and 2 spot, with Jitka and Brenda battling for third."

Titania - BodySpace

    "I'd personally like to see Yaxeni win again. IMHO, she has the size, the shape AND she looks feminine. I've never really been a fan of Iris. When Kim won, I don't think she looked her best. She had the size but her shape didn't appeal to me."

Crissy - BodySpace

    "I really like Yaxeni's look but someone who I am really liking is Jitka Harazimova I see her placing high this year.

    1.Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia 2.Jitka Harazimova 3.Dayana Cadeau 4.Iris Kyle 5.Bonnie Priest

    It is no secret I am a huge fan of Bonnie's! My fingers are crossed for her this year."

stealth swimmer - BodySpace

    "I think Jitka Harazimova and Bonnie Priest will be battling it out for 4th and 5th Iris and Yaxeni for 1st and 2nd but I personally prefer Yaxeni's physique. Great lines and symmetry, size, lean without being overly ripped so she still looks feminine. I don't really follow intensively like I do with the male bodybuilding, but I still find it interesting and hope to watch when I get the O on pay-per-view. I think women can have muscle and still be beautiful. If anything they even have an exotic appeal because of having some muscle."

Who Do You Think Will Win The 2006 Ms. Olympia?

Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia.
Iris Kyle.
Dayana Cadeau.
Jitka Harazimova.
Brenda Raganot.

Bonny Priest.
Betty Pariso.
Annie Riveiccio.
Lisa Aukland.