Fitness Competitor Tina Rigdon

Tina Rigdon

There comes a time in every man's life when he must decide what his standards are; what kind of hottie he would most like to hook up with. Unfortunately, this is also the time when he must face the fact that, sadly, women like Tina Rigdon are out of his league.

Every guy has his preference: some like waifs, while others prefer muscles, so it's quite difficult to judge Tina's beauty. One thing's for sure her body is in great shape. Her waist measures at 22.5 inches, while her hips are 32.5 inches around.

Tina RigdonYou have to agree that such a petite frame (she's only 5'1") enhances her beauty. Not only does she spend much of her time working out each week, but also she drinks one to two gallons of water a day to look like this. Whoever said only milk does a body good?

Personal trainer, gym owner and fitness model, Tina is a star in the fitness world. Although she graces magazine covers and desktop wallpapers, it's in competition that she really shines. During the summer of 2003, she was crowned Miss Bikini Universe and Model Universe Champion, and is the most photographed fitness model in the world.

Tina Nichole Rigdon was born on April 27, 1978 in Maysville, Kentucky, a little town of seven thousand, between Wheeling and Cincinnati. She grew up in a loving family that always encouraged her to follow her dreams.

When she was 3 years old, she started dancing. As this hobby grew in importance for her, she began weight training, in order to get her body fit for the rigors of her chosen hobby. Fitness training soon became a means to better herself and improve her skills as a dancer.

Always competitive, Tina participated in dance competitions. Throughout her high school years, she also saw the need to take part in group activities. As a result, she signed up for basketball, soccer, softball, and cheerleading.

But as much as she enjoyed group sports, she longed for an individual discipline so she could prove herself and her personal drive. What she wanted was a way to feel better about herself physically and psychologically. It was then that she started gymnastics and kickboxing while, of course, she continued fitness training.

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In 1999, she started competing in fitness competitions. That year, she placed first at the Fitness America Pageant ESPN Series in Miami. Slowly but surely, fitness enthusiasts were discovering the face of the future. Little did they know that she would revolutionize the sport.

In 2000, bodybuilding and weight loss supplement company MuscleTech saw her potential and became her official sponsor, an arrangement that is still in effect to this day. That year, she also opened her own gym, Bodies in Motion, in Maysville where she still resides.

The following year, she won a gold medal for sports aerobics, a new discipline that combines aerobic choreography and gymnastic elements.

As good as she is at what she does, the fact that she's a babe never went unnoticed. It wasn't long before she was contacted for modeling gigs, and she appeared multiple times in Musclemag International magazine. But always being competitive, strutting her stuff for cameras wasn't enough for her -- even though she was the most photographed fitness model in the world, in 2002.

Unfortunately for many of her drooling fans, Tina's small town upbringing has kept her from posing in the nude. But it's that same demeanor that we like. Her idea of a good time consists of watching Gone With The Wind with her canine friend Pimp Dog, doing stomach crunches, eating lasagna, and playing the piano.

Tina doesn't model clothes on the catwalks of Paris or Milan, but that's fine by us. Whenever she's photographed, she's wearing a bikini and that's perfect. When she's not working, she enjoys wearing hip-hugger jeans and a baby tee, or jogging pants and a tank top. Whatever her style, we like staring.

She also sponsors a Cancer Relay for Life race, which speaks volumes about her big heart. But a big heart is only second to her big muscles, which, combined with her good looks, are what have brought her much success in the fitness world. Having the curves is one thing, but having the moves is what keeps us tuning in for more.

This blonde, All-American girl encompasses everything any hot-blooded male could possibly want: curves, sexy eyes, and a playful smile. When she turns on the heat, which she often does during photo shoots, air conditioning is mandatory.

If you don't let yourself get intimidated by her muscles, you can definitely see why she's a goddess in some circles. In fact, guys who are into the fitness scene often rank her amongst the best-looking women.

On December 1st, 2002, Tina attempted to make her way into the mainstream. That day, she participated in Miss Kentucky USA 2003, the contest that would determine who the state would send to the Miss USA pageant. Unfortunately, she only received a non-finalist award for the swimsuit portion of the competition.

In 2003, she finished third in the fitness competition of Fitness Canada Pageant and Fitness South Beach, and finished first at the Venus Model Search in Louisville, Kentucky.

But the best event occurred in June 2003. The Fitness Universe Pageant in Miami Beach is one of the most prestigious fitness competitions, consisting of three events: Fitness Universe Pageant, Miss Bikini Universe Pageant, and the Model Universe Pageant. Tina Rigdon won the titles of Miss Bikini Universe and Model Universe Champion -- it was the first time one participant won more than one title. She also placed fourth in the Fitness Universe Pageant.

Her success in the public arena has brought her to endorse Body Core's AbMat, which suits her since the abs are her favorite body part to exercise. She has also launched her own fitness and swimwear line called Fitinnis. In addition, she's one of the cover girls for the FitnessAmerica.com website.

In August 2003, Tina married her boyfriend Ethan Hester. A few weeks later, Tina learned the news that she was pregnant. Consequently, she's currently taking a breather from fitness training. However, she hopes that as her body transforms, she will get pregnancy modeling jobs. We hope so too.

 



 

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