The Bodybuilding Profession of Diana Dennis

The Bodybuilding Profession of Diana Dennis


Diana Dennis competed successfully in bodybuilding from 1981 to 1994. That is outstanding as a result of, again within the 80s, careers in feminine bodybuilding tended to be comparatively brief. There was nonetheless plenty of opposition to aesthetic feminine muscle, a lot of the judging was problematical, and ladies rivals tended to get discouraged, drop out, and fail to meet their full potential.

However Diana persevered, competing as an newbie and a professional, and making a particular mark in Blended Pairs. Not solely was Diana at all times in nice form, displaying plenty of lengthy traces and muscularity, however she additionally demonstrated a creative aptitude not typically seen again in these occasions. For instance, at first, not having the ability to discover photographers she thought of artistic sufficient, Diana would arrange a mirror within the studio so she might devise the simplest poses. This set her earliest photographs other than most different of her contemporaries. This prompted me some issues when Diana and I began capturing collectively. She wished to make use of a mirror to set her personal poses, however I advised her she might chill out and belief me to deal with the posing and the lighting. It took a short time earlier than she was in a position to really feel snug counting on my creative judgment, however when she did, we ended up with plenty of wonderful images.

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Diana Dennis was the primary feminine bodybuilder to emphasise creating extremely creative images. This was her snake, by the best way. Invoice Dobbins

Diana’s earliest success was in a combined pairs competitors (the place {couples} do synchronize posing routines to chosen music), with companion Kevin Lawrence. They received a number of titles, together with the 1985 IFBB World Novice competitors. Dennis earned her professional card by profitable the general title on the 1985 NPC Nationals. She then established herself as one of many high skilled rivals by ending third within the Ms. Olympia later that yr. She competed in a complete of 9 Ms. Olympia contests, ending exterior the highest ten solely as soon as. As a professional, Dennis received the 1986 Los Angeles Professional Championship and the 1989 Professional World Championship. She was inducted into the IFBB Corridor of Fame in 2001.

Having now entered her seventh decade, Diana Dennis lives in Las Vegas the place she works as a private coach, nutritionist, and photographer.

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Diana Dennis had one of many longest aggressive careers in feminine bodybuilding. Invoice Dobbins


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In competitors, visitor posing or in entrance of a digital camera, Diana Dennis might at all times be relied on to ship pleasure. Invoice Dobbins

Contest historical past

· 1994 IFBB Ms. Olympia- tenth

· 1993 IFBB Ms. Olympia fifteenth

· 1992 IFBB Ms. Olympia – fifth

· 1991 IFBB Ms. Olympia – sixth

· 1990 IFBB Ms. Olympia – seventh

· 1989 IFBB Ms. Olympia – seventh

· 1989 USA vs. USSR Invitational – 2nd

· 1989 IFBB Professional World Championship – 1st

· 1987 IFBB Ms. Olympia – eighth

· 1987 IFBB Professional World Championship – 4th

· 1986 IFBB Ms. Olympia 4th

· 1986 Los Angeles Professional Championship – 1st

· 1986 IFBB Professional-Am Blended Pairs – 2nd

· 1986 IFBB Professional World Championship – 2nd

· 1985 IFBB Ms. Olympia – third

· 1985 IFBB World Novice Blended Pairs – 1st

· 1985 NPC Nationals – 1st (HW & General)

· 1985 IFBB Professional-Am Blended Pairs – 4th

· 1984 NPC Nationals – 2nd (HW)

· 1984 NPC USA Championship – 2nd (HW) · 1984 IFBB Professional-Am Blended Pairs – 4th

· 1984 Orange County Muscle Basic – 1st (HW & General) · 1983 NPC Nationwide Championships – 1st (HW)

· 1983 AFWB American Blended Pairs – 1st

· 1983 AFWB American Championships – sixth (HW)

· 1983 Nationwide Bodybuilding Truthful Blended Pairs – 2nd

· 1983 California Championships – 4th (HW)

· 1982 California Muscle Basic – 1st (HW & General)

· 1982 Saddleback Valley Muscle Basic – 1st (HW)

· 1981 The Shrine Novice Grand Prix – 4th

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When it got here to props and costumes, Diana Dennis might at all times be relied on to be thrilling. Invoice Dobbins