Issue #25


by Juan Carlos Lopez

20 Questions with CBBF Figure and Cover Model Roxana Kreklo

Video Interview with CBBF Figure and Cover Model Roxana Kreklo

My Story
by Jean Jitomir

Interview with IFBB Figure Pro Monica Brant

Video Interview with IFBB Figure Pro Kristi Tauti

Roxana Kreklo, Leigh Millican, Hylan Bishop, Lyris Capelle and Kristal Richardson

High Tech Physique Enhancement Clinical Changes on a Contest Diet
by Jean Jitomir

Video Interview with NPC Figure Hylan Bishop

Save Fitness
by Tanji Johnson

Ask Misty
by Misty Green

Video Interview with NPC Figure Leigh Millican

ABC's Wife Swap Features NPC Figure Competitor
by Melissa Johnson

The Road to My First Figure Competition
by Kali Knapp


Ask Misty by Misty Green

Misty Green

I usually receive several emails a week asking about make-up and honestly ladies, I never felt that I was the most qualified person to answer. So, I recruited help from a few gals that always seem to have flawless makeup, whether it’s on stage or for photo shoots. I want to thank Gina Aliotti, Jessica Paxon-Putnam, Marcy Porter and everyone who gave me tidbits of info or suggestions! The following is an email I received about a week ago, so I hope this helps all of you gals that feel this way. I know I learned quite a bit in the process.

Make-Up Help!
I’ve been playing around with several brands of make up and can never seem to get it just the right color for competitions. I have also scheduled my first photo shoot and am afraid I might come off looking like a clown! I’m not quite sure how to do my make-up or what tanning products to use for the photo shoot. Any suggestions you can provide would be so helpful.
Clown Face, Michigan

     First I have to say, I’m sure you don’t look like a clown but I can personally relate to your dilemma. I didn’t start wearing make-up myself until I started competing a few years ago. So here is what I learned through my make-up investigation process:

  • Gina Aliotti
    Self Tanner: Jan Tana has some great self tanning products which a lot of gals seem to love(jantana.com). Gina Aliotti mentioned she likes to do mystic tan before a photo shoot and the key to avoiding streaks is to rub a light coat of lotion 1/2 hr to and 1 hour after the tanning session. She does warn to try out the mystic tan in advance to avoid looking orange or streaked. If you are planning on doing a photos shoot the same weekend as a your show, you could always schedule the shoot the day after the show that way when you shower you will still have some competition tan left. I know with Jan Tana it leaves you looking like you have a great tan. Jessica Paxon-Putnam also mentioned that she is going to give Elite Tan a try and that she has heard good things about that product. Here is the website I was able to find elitecompetitiontan.com.
  • Marcy Porter
    MAC cosmetics seem to be the brand of choice among almost everyone I spoke with. Apparently you can call up your nearest MAC counter and have them match your make-up to the skin tone you would like. For example, use competition color on an area of your arm or hand so that way they can match the cosmetics to the desired color. So for photo shoots let them know your skin will not be as dark. Maybe on your other arm you can have an area with self tanner. I myself, have an appointment in a couple of weeks so I will let you all know how that goes. Gina mentioned that she likes the Studio Fix (powder/foundation combination) for her base and their bronzer to add a little more color. Several ladies also mentioned that they mix up the eye shadows and blush from various cosmetic lines such as cover girl, maybeline, avon and mary kay…. Another Gina tip, the eye shadows from bare minerals go on nicely and last a long time. And as long as you have a good foundation like MAC you can use just about any brand for mascara, eyeliner, shadows…

  • Jessica Paxson-Putnam
    Elaine Goodlad also seems to be an incredible resource. Jessica Paxon-Putnam and Marcy Porter both have used her in the past.  I have heard from several other gals that also swear by the cosmetic work she can do. You can visit her website to contact her for a booking (elainefit.com). I made an appointment with her for Jr Nationals and am pretty excited, so I will also let all of you know how it goes!

I hope this answers a lot of questions for you out there. And if anyone has any other comments, suggestions of questions don’t hesitate to contact me!
On another note, I have received several emails asking me to list who I thought were going to be the big players for the pro cards this year. Instead of me giving my opinion, I wanted to reach out to all the Hardfitness readers and have you respond on who you feel are the favorites for the upcoming year. I will list the results in the next Hardfitness issue. Thanks again to everyone who helped with this issue and of course, to all of the dedicated readers!

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About the Author...

Being a competitive track star, Misty decided to compete and is very close to obtaining her pro card. She impressed many at the 2005 Emerald Cup and Jr. Nationals in Chicago. Next year she will be looking to get her pro card. Misty's track background and strong plyometric techniques have made her legs stand out from all other competitors. The article here is a classic HardFitness read so enjoy and learn.

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