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Yolanda Hughes : biography

30 October 1963 -

Yolanda Hughes is a professional female bodybuilder from the United States.

Contest history

  • 1984 NPC Ironmaiden - 2nd (HW)
  • 1988 NPC Los Angeles Championship - 2nd (HW)
  • 1988 NPC Orange County Classic - 1st (HW & Overall)
  • 1988 NPC USA Championship - 6th (HW)
  • 1989 NPC USA Championship - 5th (HW)
  • 1990 NPC USA Championship - 4th (HW)
  • 1990 NPC Nationals - 3rd (HW)
  • 1991 NPC USA Championship - 2nd (HW)
  • 1991 NPC Nationals - 3rd (HW)
  • 1991 IFBB World Amateur - 2nd (HW)
  • 1992 IFBB World Amateur - 1st (HW)
  • 1992 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 8th
  • 1993 Ms. International - 5th
  • 1993 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 11th
  • 1994 Ms. International - 3rd
  • 1994 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 8th
  • 1995 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 10th
  • 1996 Ms. International - 4th
  • 1997 Ms. International - 1st
  • 1997 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 3rd
  • 1998 Ms. International - 1st
  • 1998 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 2nd
  • 1999 Ms. International - 3rd

Biography

Yolanda was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on October 30, 1963. At a height of 5'6½", she competed as a heavyweight as an amateur. She earned her pro card by winning the World Amateur championship in 1992. She spent several years living in Germany, where she met her husband, Thomas Heying. After moving back to the US in the mid-1990s, they settled in Bellingham, Wa., where they still live. As a professional, her greatest success was winning consecutive Ms. International titles in 1997 and 1998. She competed in six Ms. Olympia contests, placing second to Kim Chizevsky at the 1998 Ms O, which was held in Prague in the Czech Republic that year (the only time it has been held outside North America).

Yolanda also had a cameo in the 2002 movie Rollerball. Recently Hughes opened a special training studio called Fitness Exotica in which she offers training and dance lessons to customers.

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