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The Ruthless Report

The Ruthless Report 22: Bods to Keep an Eye On—and Catching Up With Colette

 

The months of April and May broughrutht an astonishingly fine set of champs and almost champs in the women's physique sports. With shows in multiple cities almost every weekend, it's sometimes tough to remember last week's golden girl or promising newcomer. Here are a few who caught my eye this spring from the hundreds of promising contenders who hit the stage. See if you don't agree that they're worth keeping on your radar as the 2014 Olympia season rolls on.

 

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Ruth's Thoughts on Bikini

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And in case you think those words are mutually exclusive—“thoughts” and “bikini”—think again. With six pro shows in the books for the month of March alone, there’s plenty to report.

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The Ruthless Report 20: Meandering Through Memory Lane

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Meandering Through Memory Lane

I was searching my photo files for a shot of Scotty Peckham, who passed away just before Christmas, and before you could say, ‘Cheese!’ I was so deep into back-in-the-day, I almost forgot what I was looking for. Scott was the nice guy who married Monica Brant about a decade ago, and I’ll come back to his story in a bit. 

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The Ruthless Report 19: Ms. O and the Outlaw: A Pair of Movers and Shakers

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Ms. O and the Outlaw: A Pair of Movers and Shakers


Two very different enterprising ladies have my attention this month. One is a rising bikini star; the other is Ms. Olympia. What could these two women—poles apart in terms of physique development—possibly have in common (besides the gym, of course)? For one thing they've both got spunk, a.k.a. grit, moxie, determination. For another, they don't let grass grow under their feet. Let's start with the newcomer.

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The Ruthless Report 18: A Room With a Fitness View… and More

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Rx Muscle honcho Dave Palumbo is a cool guy as well as a man of action. When he got the idea to put on a Webcast of a women's roundtable TV show last summer, he didn't mess around. Before you could say Barbara Walters, "The Fitness View" was making its debut live from a Las Vegas hotel suite during Olympia Weekend. Happily, my long time contest-wrap partners, Carolyn Bryant and Nancy DiNino, and I got to be part of fitness-Webcast history, along with our two new friends, supplement maker Liz Gaspari and Nancy Noreman.

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WPD to the O—In Their Own Words, Part 2

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More interviews with top challengers for the first Olympia Women’s Physique Showdown, set for next weekend in Las Vegas. This time out: Karina Nascimento, Toni West and Tamee Marie.

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Kim Buck Two, and More in Pittsburgh, Too!
Kim Buck Two, and More in Pittsburgh, Too!

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FROM TAMPA TO OLYMPIA – AMAZING GRACE!
FROM TAMPA TO OLYMPIA – AMAZING GRACE!

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The ‘Bleck Factor’ is the Real Deal at the Tampa Pro
The ‘Bleck Factor’ is the Real Deal at the Tampa Pro

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Karin Hobbs is a Golden Physique at the Golden State Pro
Karin Hobbs is a Golden Physique at the Golden State Pro

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Tonya Hocker Takes Overall NPC USA Physique Title
Tonya Hocker Takes Overall NPC USA Physique Title

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Aleesha Young Owns Women’s Bodybuilding at the NPC USA
Aleesha Young Owns Women’s Bodybuilding at the NPC USA

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LaDrissa Bonivel Wins Inaugural San Jose Pro WPD
LaDrissa Bonivel Wins Inaugural San Jose Pro WPD

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Shrink-Wrapped Rita Bello Wins Chicago Pro Bodybuilding
Shrink-Wrapped Rita Bello Wins Chicago Pro Bodybuilding

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Leila Thompson Soars to the Physique Olympia on the Wings of Strength
Leila Thompson Soars to the Physique Olympia on the Wings of Strength

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Gulf States Contest Becomes Greater and Greater with Strong WPD!
Gulf States Contest Becomes Greater and Greater with Strong WPD!



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