Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nibbles

Little nuggets of news from the Female Muscle world.

Kris MurrellKris Murrell Stars in Grown Ups 2
Champion female bodybuilder Kris Murrell is currently filming “Grown Ups 2” in Massachusetts with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Maya Rudolph and Salma Hayek. Didn’t think it needed a sequel, but with Kris in it I may just go see it.

Betty VasquezWoman who beat brain tumor becomes fitness model 
A valley woman who beat a brain tumor trained for months for a body building competition. 40-year-old Betty Vasquez went through quite a battle through to get here. From brain tumor to bodybuilder, an Avondale woman is sharing her story -- how she found out she had the tumor, how she got rid of it, and what she's doing now.

Ruby Carter-Pikes64-Year-Old Grandma Wins Bikini Contest, Redefines 'MILF' 
Score one for Los Angeles -- a local grandma beat a bunch of women half her age in a bikini contest in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month. Ruby Carter-Pikes, 64, won second place in the FitSciences Championships on June 2. The contest is part fitness, part bodybuilding .

Tammy DeMierFort Smith Homicide Detective Trains As Body Builder 
For Tammy DeMier, determination has brought her success as both a detective with the Fort Smith Police Department and as a record-setting power lifter. A Texas native, DeMier fulfilled her goal — to become a homicide detective — in Fort Smith.

Khadija MohammedUAE weightlifter Khadija Mohammed blazes a trail for Gulf women 
Najwan El Zawawi didn't have the Olympics in mind when she arrived to set up a weightlifting program in the United Arab Emirates four years ago. Many Emiratis in this conservative Muslim country confuse the sport with body building, and some fear that allowing their girls to participate would lead to injuries or a masculine physique which could, in turn, erode marriage prospects.

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