Birthday:October 26, 1959
Hometown: Hollister, California
Height: 5 ft 2 ˝ in
Weight: 145 lbs offeason 120 lbs contest
Measurements: (all done cold)
Biceps: 14 in
Wrist: 5 ˝ in
Chest: 44 in
Quads: 24 in
Calves: 15 Ľ in
Waist: 28 in
Neck: 13 ˝ in
School Background: I grew up in NYC and went to public and Catholic schools, then to community college for my RN degree in California.
Hobbies/Interests:Body building, Bellydancing, Archery, Music, Travel, Camping, SHOPPING, EGYPT, CRUISES, Japan.
Favorite Movies:Wizard of Oz, Bruce Lee movies, Stargate, NIKITA Female Spy, The Underground, Mortal Combat, Coming to America, Dracula, Moses, Hercules, Cleopatra.
Favorite Music:Bellydancing (Arabic, Egyptian, Lebanese, Greek), Alternative, Classical, Hip-Hop, Rap, World, Rock, Motown.
Favorite TV Shows:Nikita, Stargate, Conan, Court TV
What I like in a Man:Honesty, MUSCLES, nice, silly, funny, serious, positive, likes animals, likes kids, dark hair, professional, hard worker
What I Dislike in a Man:Self-centered, arrogant, selfish, negative, boring
My Favorite Date is:ummmmmm haven't had it yet!!!!
My Strength: soon to come
How I Started Lifting Weights:I saw Lisa Lyons and Rachel McLish back in the 80s and loved the healthy, muscular look.
The Impact Bodybuilding Has Had on My Life:I see women working out more, and kids look up to me. Women want to know how to get a muscular body and ask me for advice.
What Motivates Me:Healthy people, different gyms, seeing big muscles
My Strongest/Weakest Muscle Groups:Strongest = legs Weakest = triceps
People's Reactions to My Lifting Weights:Stares, most are positive
My Future Goals in Athletics and Weightlifting: To compete and keep training all my life, and to teach younger kids to be healthy. Doing My Part to Win The Battle of The Sexes: Add to the female bodybuilding population.
Favorite Diet food:tuna & eggs,Jay Robb Protein Powders-Watermelon, Pina Colada, Creamsicle.
Favorite Foods:Cheesecake, sushi, Benihana, Todai, strawberries, Jelly Bellies
Press:I was featured in Free Lance front page for bellydancing, The Pinnacle newspaper for bodybuilding and archery.
Movie:Picked as one of the entries for Talent Search for the movie "NO PAIN NO GAIN", for the scene of Venice beach gym http://www.no-pain-no-gain.com/talentsearch/
Certifications: Certified fitness and nutrition, ACE certified personal trainer, Salimpour School Of Dance (SSSD) certification Level 1
Contest: Wiggle and Giggles Bellydance, Reno, troupe 2nd place, 2000, Peoples Choice Bellydance, Hollister, 2nd place Duet, 3rd place, soloist
Troup: I belong to Troup Soraya Bellydance, 1981 - present
Oh, by the way..... I'M SINGLE!!!
Karen does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!