Asian Fitness Models 3 with Michelle Waterson, Amrit Dhaliwal, Tomoko Kanda, Khanh Nguyen and more
This is my third article featuring Asian fitness beauties.
This time up we have female bodybuilders, fitness competitors, fitness models, female fitness trainers, MMA fighters and IFBB Bikini Pros.
And these lovely ladies backgrounds are very diverse as well, coming from Cambodia, India, Canada, Japan, China, South Korea and the USA.
And their "day jobs" vary amazingly.
One lady has a Master's degree in management, one is an actress and author and one is a lecturer at the University of California.
I can safely say there are no stereotypes in here.
Michelle Waterson - Female MMA
This beautiful young lady is Michelle Waterson.
Her nickname, by the way, is the well deserved "The Karate Hottie".
This five foot three 110 pound beauty is a native of Aurora, Colorado and is half American and half Thai.
Michelle took her first karate class at the age of ten and she hasn't looked back since.
She has been a bikini model, she was in Oxygen's "Fight Girls" (she was defeated by Ardra Fernandez in the fourth episode), she's been a Hooters girl, a spokes model and appeared on MTV's Bully Beatdown.
Michelle has a black belt in karate, and trains in MMA, Wushu and Muay Thai.
Her current MMA record is 8-3-0 with her last fight being a win over Masako Yoshida (via TKO) at Crowbar MMA - Spring Brawl on April 24th, 2010.
Michelle isn't fighting right now because on September 16th, 2010, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child and on March 18th, 2011 she gave birth to a daughter Araya.
Michelle says that she will be back.
On March 18th, 2011, Michelle gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Araya.
On April 5th, 2013 at Invicta FC 5 - Penne vs. Waterson, Michelle returned to the ring and defeated Jessica Penne (10-2-0) via Submission (Armbar) in the fourth round.
Her current MMA record is 13-4-0
Michelle Waterson (9-3) vs. Lacey Schuckman (7-5) Invicta FC 3
Amrit Dhaliwal - Indian Fitness Model
Okay, I know this one is a little different, but India is technically part of Asia and I don't have any articles for "Indian Fitness Women" so here is the first Indian fitness model that I ever remember seeing, Amrit Dhaliwal.
Amrit has a lot of nicknames..."The Canadian Corporate Chic", "Punjabi Femme Fatale", "India’s First Fitness Bikini Model" and "Canada’s Best Import".
Again...what are they putting in the water in Canada?
Besides basically doing it all, there's a rumor that the lovely Amrit maybe looking at a Bollywood career.
(Actually I keep seeing her listed as a Bollywood actress, but I can't find any films she has appeared in. Anyone out there have any information on that?)
Tomoko Kanda - Female Bodybuilder
Tomoko Kanda is a Japanese female bodybuilder.
She was born and raised in Osaka Japan.
Besides being a bodybuilder Tomoko has a Master's degree in management from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama.
She has competed in several bodybuilding competitions.
In 2002, she took first place at All Japan Bodybuilding in the Masters category.
Also in 2002, she took first place in the All Japan Open Bench Press competition in the 56kg weight class.
In 2004, she took first place at the Osaka/Kansai bodybuilding competition and was runner up at the All Japan Bodybuilding competition.
Khanh Nguyen - IFBB Bikini Pro
This is IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model, Khanh Nguyen.
Would you believe that Khanh is only four foot, eleven inches tall?
Female Fitness Competition History:
2010 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro - 9th Place
2010 IFBB Houston Pro Figure & Bikini - 8th Place
2010 IFBB Olympia - 16th Place
2010 IFBB Jacksonville Pro - 12th Place
2010 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding & Bikini Championships - 12th Place
2010 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini - 9th Place
2010 IFBB Europa Show of Champions - 6th Place
2011 IFBB Phoenix Pro - 16th Place
2011 IFBB Europa Show of Champions, Orlando - 7th Place
2012 IFBB Toronto Pro Supershow - 15th Place
2012 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro - 18th Place
You can check out Khanh's Facebook page here:
Mai Tran - Fitness Model
Mai Tran is a fitness model, bikini model and Import Car model.
This 5'1, 96 pound (yes that's right...96 pounds!) Vietnamese (she was born in the US, but both her parents are Vietnamese) beauty is very popular on the internet.
And rightly so.
She has been in fitness magazines such as MuscleMag, Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness, Muscular Development and Flex.
You can find out more about this lovely lady at her website here:
Karen Pang - Fitness Competitor
I swear they are putting something in the water in Canada!
Tracy Brooks, Gail Kim, Trish Stratus, Sharon Bruneau, Elaine Goodlad, Cathy Priest and now Karen Pang!
Born in Vancouver, Canada, this beautiful lady is a fitness competitor, fitness model, 2008 Bikini Universe (Short Class) 1st Runner Up, 2007 Bikini America Top 10 Finalist and a 2007 WNSO National Pro Champion Swimsuit Model....whew!
I think we are just beginning to hear about this young lady.
She has a very bright future ahead of her.
Karen is very cut and muscular when doing fitness competitions, but she shows a softer side in regular photo shoots.
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Michelle Jin - Female Bodybuilder
Asian-American female bodybuilder Michelle Jin.
Michelle was born in China, but moved to the US when she 18.
She is competing in amateur contests right now, mainly natural bodybuilding.
Other than that, I don't have a lot of info on her.
Then again, her mass and definition speaks for itself.
Min Yung Kim - Fitness Competitor
Fitness model and competitor Min Yung Kim was born on February 8, 1970 in South Korea.
She is a Gymnastics Instructor, Personal -Trainer and Fitness Model.
Ming has placed in several competitions:
First place at the 1997 Mid-Atlantic-4th NPC Physique
Third place at the 1997 NPC Team Universe
Third place at the 1998 Women’s Extravaganza Fitness Strength Competition
Third place again at the 1999 Women's Extravaganza Fitness Strength Competition
She has also appeared in Musclemag International, Ironman, Flex, Muscle and Fitness and Oxygen.
You can also keep up with Min Yung Kim at her Facebook page here:
Gorgeous Ann Pratt grew up in Guam but now lives in Arizona.
She has been competing for over 15 years and has a huge competition history:
2007 IFBB North American Championships - 4th
2007 NPC Masters Nationals Championships - 4th
2007 NPC Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness - 2nd
2008 IFBB North American Bodybuilding and Figure Championships - 1st
2008 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 5th
2008 NPC Teenage, Collegiate, Masters National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships - 2nd
2009 IFBB Sacramento - 16th
2009 IFBB Border States Pro Figure - 16th
2009 NPC Team Universe - 3rd
2009 NPC Team Universe - 1st
2009 IFBB North American Championships - 2nd
2009 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 5th
2009 NPC Junior National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships - 4th
2010 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro - 18th
2010 IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro Figure - 11th
2010 IFBB Europa Super Show - 16th
2010 IFBB Jacksonville Pro - 9th
2010 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini - 13th
2011 IFBB Phoenix Pro - 16th
2011 IFBB Toronto Pro Super Show - 17th
2011 IFBB California Pro Figure - 17th
This is Takako Kikuchi, the 2011 All Japan Ms Bodyfitness Champion.
Believe it or not, Takako won that title after only 12 months of training.
Besides the All Japan title, she has won the JBBF 2011 East Japan Bodyfitness Champion and was a runner up at the JBBF 2011 Kanto Area Bodyfitness contest.
She is five feet tall and weighs 108 pounds.
This is beautiful IFBB Fitness Pro Nicole Rollolazo.
Nicole is an actress, author, female fitness competitor, model and personal trainer..
And the lovely Nicole is half Filipino.
Besides her long list of fitness competitions (her most recent begin 8th place at the 2008 IFBB 15th Annual Sports/Fitness Weekend and Europa IFBB Super Show and 7th place at the
2008 IFBB Houston Pro Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Contest), Nicole was also in a movie back in 2003 with Timea Majorova, Elaine Goodlad and several other fitness athletes called "The Interplanetary Surplus Male and Amazon Women of Outer Space".
Nicole contributed to the book "The Body Sculpting Bible for Women : The Way to Physical Perfection".
Yvonne Bates - Female Fitness Competitor
Beautiful Cambodian female fitness competitor and model Yvonne Bates.
Okay, Yvonne isn't just a fitness competitor and fitness model, she also has her personal trainer certification.
And she has an impressive list of competitions under her belt so to speak,
2003-1st place, Short Division, Gold Classic in Kansas City. 1st place, Short Division, NPC in Kansas City. 3rd place, Pro Division, WNBF World Championship in New York.
2004-2nd place, Natural American Classic in Austin, TX. 1st place, WNBF Northeast Classic in Worcester, MA. 1st place, Natural Caribbean Grand Prix in the Grand Cayman Islands, 2nd place, WNBF World Championship in New York City.
2005-2nd place, WNBF Pro Natural International and 7th place at the WNBF Pro Natural Northeast Figure Championships.
2006- 2nd place, WNBF Pro Natural Caribbean Figure Championships.
2007- 3rd place, WNBF Bluffs Classic Figure Championships and 4th place, Ms/Mr. International Kansas City Golds Classic.
You can visit her website for a lot more info and pictures here:
This lovely lady is Andrea Enji Khoo.
Like most of these fitness beauties, Enji wears a lot of hats.
She's a freelance designer, a physical education lecturer (at the University of California) and a kickboxing instructor.
And let's not forget that she was (until 2008 it looks like) a NPC Figure competitor....
2004 NPC Contra Costa Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships - 2nd
2005 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure - 4th
2005 NPC Contra Costa Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships - 1st
2006 NPC Excalibur Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 7th
2007 NPC Sacramento Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Championships - 1st
2007 NPC USA Bodybuilding And Figure Championships - 9th
2008 NPC USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships - 16th
2008 NPC Junior National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships - 16th
And from what I understand she is VERY popular with the students at UC Davis, teaching three physical fitness classes and a self defense class for women, with 48 students on the waiting list!
Jhi Yeon-woo is a Korean female bodybuilder.
She was born April 26th, 1984 in South Korea.
Her nicknames are "Woman of Steel" and "Wonder Woman".
Jhi's Contest History:
2010 Korea YMCA -1st
2011 NPC Excalibur Woman Bodybuilding - 2nd
2011 Muscle Beach International figure Open Classic - 1st
2013 Arnold Classic Europe Physique - 1st
Incredible IFBB Fitness Pro Tina Nguyen.
Some people may say that Tina is too big.
But you have to admire the dedication she has obviously put into her workouts.
You don't get that ripped, cut and defined by accident.
Ms.Bikini Universe and Ms.Bikini Canada Sally Leung.
She is five foot eight and weighs 120 pounds.
Kayla Dee Johnson
Kayla Dee Johnson
Figure Competitor and Personal Trainer/Online Coach, Kayla Dee Johnson was born in 1985.
She is five foot four and her competing weight was 129 pounds.
Besides competing and modeling, she has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology she is a Board Certified Exercise Physiologist and a Certified Personal Trainer.
Thai bodybuilder and fitness model Roongtawan Jindasing does more than fitness.
She is also an actress and a judoka.
She appeared in two films, Raging Phoenix (2009) and Kill 'em All (2013).
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Asian Fitness Models Comments
John on November 23, 2012:
Tomoko kanda rules. Ann Pratt distance no2 but tomko kanda. Got it all. Looks, form , every thing im tomka
Ashley on March 20, 2012:
I had a wait list number of over 100 for several of Andrea Khoo's classes. She's REALLY popular.
selfdefenselesson on August 25, 2011:
Amrit and Karen are SMOOKING.
Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on July 17, 2011:
Wow, this makes me want to run right now off to the gym for an hour! LOL! Great hub on very sexy women as always, Sabre! Voted up! :)
SpiffyD from The Caribbean on July 16, 2011:
Many men would choose Karen Pang because she's pretty and toned. She has a figure as opposed to a build.
Glassy from Aus on June 24, 2011:
I love Asian women and Karen Pang is the pick of that bunch for sure. The others are a bit too muscular looking for my likings.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on June 01, 2011:
Karen is also a real sweetheart. I have spoken to her a few times and she's really nice and genuine.
Raymond D Choiniere from USA on June 01, 2011:
Hey Sabre, very nice. I'm not really into fitness beauties, but I do like Karen Pang. She is the hottest one of those you put up. :)