Colette Nelson, MS, RD, CDE
Birth date: April 5, 1974
Birthplace: Southfield, Michigan
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Current Residence: New York City- Greenwich Village
Weight: Contest: 142# Off-Season- 160#
Marital Status: Single
4th place HW: Team Universe- 2000
6th Place MW: NPC Nationals- 2000
1st Place HW: NPC USA- 2001
1st Place HW. NPC USA - 2002
2nd Place HW: NPC USA – 2003
1st Place HW Team Universe- 2004
5th place HW: NY Pro - 2005
1st Place LHW and Overall: NPC North American Championships (earned my pro card!)
1st Place World Championships – Spain – 2004 – Pro- card awarded
Hobbies: I love movies and theatre. I am a registered dietitian, which explains why I am fascinated with learning all there is to know about food- especially on a performance level. I am thinking of writing a cookbook in the near future. I also love to water-ski. I love web design and playing with PhotoShop. I now run several top amateur and professional bodybuilding websites. If you are looking for a webmaster, let me know.
Favorite Food: I love peanut butter. I even make it myself. I buy the most select peanuts, almonds, and cashews and grind them in my food processor. I add a little equal and some salt and you have the most amazing peanut butter you have ever tasted.
Favorite Body part to train: BACK!!! I feel that my mind really connects with that muscle. I love pull-ups, heavy one arm rows and bend over barbell rows. I just started to enjoy training legs.
When did you start training: I started dancing when I was 6 y.o. Then I became an aerobics instructor when I was 17 y.o., teaching up to 20 classes / week all through the remainder of high school and through college. I began weight training when I was 19 y.o. and didn’t really start getting serious into bodybuilding until I was 24 y.o. I was very focused on school and completing my master’s degree in nutrition took a priority. Once I finished- it was full speed ahead into the world of bodybuilding. When I started seriously competing in the year 2000, I gave myself five years to turn Professional. I managed to turn professional within my goal.
Future Plans: After winning my Pro-card, it allowed me to reflect on my career as a bodybuilder. I realized that there wasn’t going to be a $100,000 contract waiting for me after I won the Worlds. It is unfortunate, but it is impossible to make a living being a female bodybuilder. The prize money is insignificant when you consider how much money it costs to compete. Winning my pro-card had a much deeper meaning on a personal level. I do plan on competing as a professional with little expectations. I just want the opportunity to share the stage with such female bodybuilding legends such a Lenda Murry, Yaxini Oriquen, and others.
I haven’t given up the idea of going back to NYU for my PhD in Nutrition or take more classes in web design. I hope that I can one day be a spokesperson for female bodybuilding and start breaking down the barriers surrounding women with muscle.
Raye Hollitt's Strength Show
Barbell curls- winner of that event, 80# barbell 64 reps
1/4 # Keg Lift- 38 times, clean & Jerk over the head press
With first and seconds on almost every event...making me the winner. This makes turning down the INVITE to the Arnold okay. My pro-debut- May 21 in NYC.
The Villager in c/o Colette Nelson
338 First Ave.
NY, NY 10009
Colette will be competing at the Ms. International in Columbus this February!
Colette does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!