1Heidi Krieger: the German shot put champion who was so masculinized by steroids that she later chose to become a man
Kreiger was among thousands of young athletes injured by an East German government plan to dominate Olympic sports through chemistry. In most cases, they were told the pills and shots they were given were vitamins and natural supplements. Their enormous physiques and aggressive behavior inspired the International Olympic Committee's first drug testing programs in the 1970s. The IOC has been playing catch-up ever since. (Source)
2The woman who claims that steroids gave her a penis
The former London barmaid said her nightmare began when she joined a gym to improve her physique. Armstrong, who suffers from body dysmorphia, revealed she would work out for three hours a day, but was convinced her upper body was too slender. Despite people telling her she was developing great biceps, it wasn't enough. When a fellow gym fanatic suggested steroids, she went for it, but soon developed an addiction to daily doses of the steroid Trenbolone.
The drug altered her body so much that her clitoris grew into a one-inch penis, she developed facial hair, acne and even began to walk like a man. The transition was so extreme she now dresses in men's clothes so she isn't mistaken for a man in drag and now avoids women's toilets. (Source)
3The former Ms. Olympia who looks nothing like herself
Fast forward to 2012 – Denise was arrested for evading arrest. This is what happens when you mix massive doses of steroids with drug addiction and bipolar disorder. (Source)
4The youngest woman to ever win a pro card
She became interested in the sport at age 14 when she saw a bodybuilding magazine that belonged to a college student staying with her family. The 107 pound Thomas then went to a nearby gym and began to train with the help of the gym owner who gave her a stringent plan to follow. She followed the plan for two years and gained 91 pounds with that program.
Joanna won the British Championships in 1998, becoming the youngest woman in the world to win an IFBB pro card.
In 2005, Joanna was featured in a one-hour documentary called Supersize She, which was also broadcast in the US on The Learning Channel. The show followed her training leading up to the 2004 Ms. Olympia contest. The documentary talks about her life, her parents' feelings about her decision to become a bodybuilder and nude model, her physical changes, dieting requirements, and her passion for bodybuilding as well as all the sacrifices she made to become a professional bodybuilder. The documentary was a huge success in the UK and in the US.
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5The woman who tried for the fitness competition but was ruled to be too big and turned to bodybuilding
Since obtaining her IFBB pro card back in 2009, Brezovac has done quite well for herself. She won the 2010 IFBB Tampa Pro, the 2010 Europa Battle of Champions, and finished 10th in the Ms. Olympia competition. (Source)
6The former bodybuilder who compares bodybuilding to alcoholism
Many women, she says, mix potentially harmful combinations of insulin, diuretics, human growth hormone, beta blockers, and anti-wasting HIV drugs.
Fortunately for D'Attomo, she stopped using drugs before the side effects became irreversible, but it took her three years to recover. The hormonal withdrawal caused her to gain 40 pounds, made her joints ache and she suffered from depression. (Source)
7The 2nd best female bodybuilder on the IFBB ranking list
8The thin girl who became a bodybuilding guru