Over the years, the ladies’ end of bodybuilding has grown and matured into being an extremely talent-rich pool of entertainment. Today we look at some of the most interesting female bodybuilders to follow on Instagram.
There are a lot of different divisions in female bodybuilding, some of which are more populated than the men’s divisions. This has left athletes of many different types, to put their skills and physiques to the test.
From the super-popular Bikini division, the most intriguing women’s bodybuilding to the always entertaining Women’s Physique division, there are many athletes to have graced the stage over the years. Each woman has been interesting in their own right.
That being said, there are some athletes that have proven themselves to be quite unique. Today we look at some of those ladies who are quite interesting and may be worth checking out on social media.
These are the top 21 female bodybuilders to follow on Instagram.
21. Ariel Khadr
At 28 years of age, it seems that Ariel Khadr has been working on her craft and making substantial changes. This Fitness bodybuilder has been improving year over year, but she has been cranking things up lately.
Without a doubt, 2020 has been the best year for her career so far. She earned a big win at the Tampa Pro, leading her to score a respectable 4th place for her highest ever Olympia placing, after an exciting routine.
The future is very bright for this young athlete, and it makes it worth it to follow her journey on Instagram. She has nearly 300k followers on Instagram at the time of writing, and is only going up from here.
20. Missy Truscott
Having competed for several years, Missy Truscott has been one of the driving forces in the Fitness Division of female bodybuilding. Through all of that, she has flown somewhat under the radar among fans.
After these types of massively defining performances, Truscott is sure to add more numbers to her Instagram followers. She is an inspirational person and someone well worth paying attention to moving forward.
19. Whitney Jones
A decade into her career and 43 years of age, Whitney Jones is a legend in female bodybuilding. This competitor is a two-time winner of the Ms. Fitness Olympia, and a mainstay in the division.
No matter what the routine is, when Whitney is on stage she lights things up. This is only amplified by her personality off the stage too, as she is a kind person by all accounts.
18. Sarah Villegas
Dallas native Sarah Villegas has burst onto the scene and established herself as one of the best bodybuilders in the world. This Women’s Physique competitor has made the most of her time in the sport.
After just a few years, she has emerged as one of the best in the division, winning the 2020 Women’s Physique Olympia. She has shown an insane amount of rapid improvement, and appears far from finished.
Still early in her career, Sarah Villegas is constantly working to become a household name. However her Instagram is filled with good content to get to know her, and it is more than deserving of a follow.
17. Latorya Watts
A veteran of almost ten years, Latorya Watts is one of the most interesting athletes in female bodybuilding. Even at 40 years old, she is one of the best athletes in her division.
As a two-time winner of the Ms. Figure Olympia, Watts has grown strongly in popularity. She has a positive mindset that bleeds into everything she does, with great skills to back it up.
Latorya always has something interesting to share on her Instagram, and her followers are always growing. If you are looking for positivity and inspiration to train, we highly recommend giving her a follow.
16. Nadia Wyatt
Figure competitor Nadia Wyatt is one of the most physically skilled bodybuilders on the stage today. She has been making some serious growth over the years, and it is starting to pay off.
Having the best performance of her career at the 2020 Olympia, scoring a strong third place, things are looking positive for this young athlete. Her positive mindset and drive promises to deliver her far.
Nadia Wyatt has been a crazy physique, and she shares her training secrets to her Instagram regularly. So if you want to find yourself with a frame like hers, give her a follow and learn her ways.
15. Nicki Chartrand
Things have been looking solid for Nicki Chartrand lately, with a consistency in her growth. However it can be argued that her best work is done off the stage, as she has served to be an inspiration force to fans.
In terms of her competition history, she has been showing steady growth. She made her Olympia debut in 2020, coming in a respectable 8th at the return of the Ms. Olympia.
As strong as she has looked on stage, Nicki has proven herself mentally tougher off stage. Her Instagram is littered with constant motivation and insane physique updates, and it is a good one to check out.
14. Dayana Cadeau
Regarded as the most successful Canadian bodybuilder of all time, Dayana Cadeau has long been one of the best female bodybuilders in the world. She has a Ms. Olympia lightweight win to prove that.
While she has never won an Open category contest, she has been the runner-up at four Olympia, with an additional pair of third place scores. She has built quite a legacy on stage.
Dayana’s Instagram is filled with glimpses into her personal life and training. She is a good person to follow for positive vibes and training advice.
13. Cydney Gillon
Four-time winner of the Figure Olympia, Cydney Gillon has had a ton of success in her year’s on stage. This is carried over into other aspects of her life, starting a training and clothing business.
At 28 years of age, Gillon is in the prime of her career. She has been crushing the Figure division for years, and showed no signs of slowing down at the 2020 Olympia.
With almost 100k followers on Instagram, Cydney is continuing to grow in popularity. She is worth checking out, if only to follow her continued growth as champion.
12. Angelica Teixeira
For someone who has only been among the ranks of professional female bodybuilders for five years, Angelica Teixeira has done a lot. She has shown insane improvement to win two Bikini Olympia titles.
That division is one of the most stacked in the women’s side of the sport, and Angelica has been one of the best from the start. While she is 36 years old, she still has a lot in the tank to offer the sport.
Angelica is already one of the most popular bodybuilders on Instagram, with more than 300k followers. However if you are not yet following her, we can not recommend doing so enough.
11. Janet Layug
Easily the most popular of the female bodybuilders on this list, Janet Layug is a legend in the Bikini Division. She has long been among the top athletes in the division, and has reached new highs recently.
If you are somehow not a part of the nearly half a million people who follow her on Instagram, frankly where have you been? She often shares beautiful modeling pictures and training videos, and is worth the follow.
10. Jennifer Dorie
Coming as the runner-up to our previous entry, Jennifer Dorie is another top talent in female bodybuilding. Her skills have constantly looked better than the previous year, and she is not slowing down.
Like most Bikini competitors, Dorie spends a lot of her time offstage doing modeling and training hard. She seems to always be staying busy, whether she is preparing to compete or not.
Jennifer Dorie is slowly gaining popularity, and her Instagram is full of the type of training and modeling updates you expect to see. Following her will give you the first glimpse of someone who could be the future.
9. Irene Andersen
Swedish female bodybuilder Irene Andersen is one of the most talented Open competitors in the world. However she does not always get the same recognition as some of her other counterparts.
Andersen competed in the return of the Ms. Olympia, at the end of 2020. Here she looked solid, en route to her fifth place scoring, and represented the sport with honor.
With more of a renewed focus being put into the women’s side of the sport, we can expect more great things from Andersen. In the meantime, you can track her progress by following her Instagram.
8. Oksana Grishina
One of the most legendary female bodybuilders of all time, Oksana Grishina has done it all. She has become one of the most recognizable athletes that the Fitness Division has ever produced.
Holding a stellar ten Arnold Classic victories, and four Ms. Fitness Olympia titles, Oksana has reached the highest heights of competition. Along the way she has stayed humble and down to Earth.
Over the years, Oksana has maintained a reputation of being a sweet and respect person. Her more than 300k Instagram will attest to the type of positive influence she is to have on your daily feed.
7. Monique Jones
Easily one of the most overlooked female bodybuilders on this list, Monique Jones is proving to be a real threat for the newly returned Ms. Olympia throne. More popularity will surely be heading her way soon.
In the decade that she has been a pro, Monique has never been far from the elite ranks. She proved herself to still be a legitimate challenge too, placing sixth at the 2020 Ms. Olympia.
For how long she has been an elite bodybuilder, you would think that Monique Jones would have a bigger following on Instagram. However it is quality over quantity for her, but she is definitely deserving of a follow.
6. Helle Trevino
Two-time winner of the Rising Phoenix, Helle Trevino did a lot to carry women’s Open competition in the absence of the Ms. Olympia. In that time she has proven herself a more than capable ambassador for the sport.
Trevino has a ton of respect within the community, and it is not hard to understand why. She is a humble and gracious competitor, and has done a great job embodying what it means to be champion.
5. MayLa Ash
Initially starting her career in the Women’s Physique Division, MayLa Ash has recently made the move to Open competition. This has proven to be a smart move, as she came in fourth place at the 2020 Ms. Olympia.
As an athlete, Ash has a lot of room to grow still, but she has the promise to be a real contender for the Ms. Olympia throne. By choosing to leave Women’s Physique behind, she has really let his physique start to shine.
It is surprising to see how underrated MayLa Ash is as a bodybuilder, considering how good she has looked. With a renewed focus on women’s bodybuilding, she is worth following on Instagram to track her growth.
4. Shanique Grant
Former Women’s Physique Olympia champ Shanique Grant had one of the craziest careers in all of bodybuilding. By age 25 she was the youngest physique bodybuilder and had two Olympia wins in her resume.
However, the brightest flames burn the fastest, as Grant recently revealed her retirement from bodybuilding. She wants to put focus on starting a family, and felt that she had nothing left to prove in the sport.
While she may not be competing anymore, Grant is still worth following on Instagram. She shares positive vibes and fitness tips that make it well worth your time to add to your follow list.
3. Iris Kyle
To put it frankly, Iris Kyle is arguably the most successful of any female bodybuilders. She holds a whopping ten consecutive wins at the Ms. Olympia, being the last person to hold the title until the contest returned.
When Iris is not competing, she stays busy with training and helping others. She is a fantastic ambassador for the sport, and is a true legend among the women’s side of the sport.
It is easy to say that you should follow Iris Kyle on Instagram simply because she is a legend. However, you will not regret the decision, as she is sure to fill our social media with kind thoughts.
2. Margie Martin
Margaret “Margie” V. Marvelous earned second place at the 2020 Mr. Olympia, surpassing former champ Helle Trevino. Prior to the event, she came second at the 2019 IFBB WOS Rising Phoenix World Championships.
Before finding a love for bodybuilding Margie was in the Marine Corps where she reached the rank of sergeant and stayed there until 2007. After that she put her focus into competing, where she has stayed ever since.
Things are looking promising for Margie after such an impressive performance in 2020. She will always be considered a legend, and is well worth the follow on Instagram.
1. Andrea Shaw
Out of all of the female bodybuilders we have talked about today, few have the type of superstar potential that Andrea Shaw has. Now that she is touting both the Rising Phoenix and Ms. Olympia titles, the future is bright.
Shaw blew the doors off of the competition in the return of the Ms. Olympia competition. Along the way she beat out several other athletes with far more experience than she, staying graceful the entire time.
With the wind at her back, there is a lot of potential for Andrea Shaw to become the next big thing in women’s bodybuilding. She is worth following on Instagram just to be along for the ride.
Where there any female bodybuilders worthy of following on Instagram that we missed?
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