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10 Best Female Bodybuilders | Most Muscular and Hot Women on the Internet

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I've always been preaching that big muscles are not only for guys, and with this article, I'm about to prove it more than ever. Today, we're gonna look into the biggest female bodybuilders that one can find.

They are beautiful, strong, determined, and they kick ass daily at their local gyms. They travel worldwide, win bodybuilding competitions and have millions of followers on social media. If these women don't give you a massive motivational boost, I don't know what will!

Without further ado, these are the best female bodybuilders on the planet in 2024:

1. Nataliya Kuznetsova

Nataliya Kuznetsova: See Her Ripped Muscles And Incredible Strength

Instagram – @nataliya.amazonka

Nataliya Kuznetsova stands as a titan in the world of female bodybuilding, a powerhouse whose dedication and strength have carved her name into the world's biggest female bodybuilder. Born on July 1, 1991, in Chita, Russia, Kuznetsova's journey into bodybuilding began at a young age. Her passion for fitness and athleticism drove her to pursue a career that would see her rise to the top.

Nataliya Kuznetsova has solidified her position as one of the largest athletes in the world. Standing at an imposing height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm), Kuznetsova's presence on stage is nothing short of commanding. Her muscularity is unparalleled, with every inch of her frame exuding raw power and athleticism.

With her chiselled abs, bulging biceps, and defined legs, she embodies the epitome of female strength and athleticism no wonder there are over 1.1M people following her on Instagram.

Her dominance extends beyond stature. Nataliya boasts an impressive array of titles, including world records in arm lifting, bench press, and deadlift, alongside European titles in bench press and deadlift disciplines.

Despite some criticism and skepticism, Kuznetsova remains undeterred in her pursuit of greatness. She continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in female bodybuilding, inspiring countless others to follow in her footsteps.

Height:5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
Weight (Competition):Approximately 225 lbs (102 kg)
Weight (Off-season):Up to 240 lbs (109 kg)
Biceps Circumference:18 inches (46 cm)
Chest Circumference:47 inches (119 cm)
Waist Circumference:28 inches (71 cm)
Thigh Circumference:29 inches (74 cm)

2. Stefi Cohen

Who Is Stefi Cohen? Beyond The Barbell

Instagram – @steficohen

Born on March 22, 1993, in Venezuela, Cohen's journey to becoming one of the most influential figures in the sport is marked by resilience, determination, and an unyielding passion for pushing her physical limits. Stefi Cohen is a beautiful beast!

From an early age, Stefi displayed an innate talent for athletics, excelling in various sports. However, it wasn't until she discovered her passion for powerlifting that her true potential began to shine. With unwavering dedication and relentless training, she quickly rose through the ranks, shattering records and garnering attention for her extraordinary feats of strength.

Cohen's unique approach to training sets her apart in the world of female bodybuilding. Embracing a diverse range of disciplines, from powerlifting to bodybuilding, she has cultivated a powerful and aesthetically impressive physique. Her commitment to achieving a balance between strength and aesthetics inspires athletes around the globe.

Standing at a modest 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm), Cohen's stature belies her insane strength. With a weight that fluctuates around 123 pounds (56 kg), she possesses a lean yet muscular physique that epitomizes the perfect blend of power and grace.

Beyond her physical prowess, Cohen is also a respected coach, educator, and entrepreneur. Through her online platform and coaching services, she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring athletes, empowering them to reach their full potential in the world of fitness and bodybuilding. Just like Nataliya, Stefi has over 1.1M followers on her Instagram page and tries to inspire the younger generations.

Height:5 feet 1 inch (155 cm)
Weight (Competition):Approximately 123 lbs (56 kg)
Bench Press:315 lbs (143 kg)
Squat:525 lbs (238 kg)
Deadlift:530 lbs (240 kg)

3. Cydney Gillon

7x Mrs. Olympia, Cydney Gillon, shares tips for bodybuilding competitors who want to prep naturally

Instagram – @vytamin_c

Cydney Gillon, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, is another standout figure in female bodybuilding. She has an insane on-stage physique and might be a bit underestimated if you ask me. Standing at 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds (64 kg), she commands attention with her mix of strength and elegance.

Gillon boasts three Figure Olympia titles, establishing herself as an absolute top competitor in female bodybuilding. Her disciplined training routines and unwavering determination have propelled her to success on the competitive stage.

Aside from her victories, Gillon is also known for her advocacy for overall health and wellness. Through social media and coaching, she now inspires others to pursue their fitness goals.

Height:5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
Weight (Competition):Approximately 140 lbs (64 kg)
Figure Olympia Wins:Three-time Champion
Notable Achievements:Multiple Figure Pro Wins

4. Wivi Winkler


Instagram – @viviwinkler

Viviane Winkler Lourenço, or as we know her – Vivi Winkler, is an absolute powerhouse of a female bodybuilder, a fitness model and influencer from Brazil.

Vivi has an interesting story to tell as she grew up obese and lifted her way up to the top. Winkler stands at a respectable height and weight, clocking in at around fifty-two kilograms, complemented by ideal body measurements. She has a stunning hourglass figure characterized by a strong and toned physique.

Vivi participated in the World Bodybuilding Liga Carioca Championship held in Rio de Janeiro, clinching the second-place spot. Gracing numerous magazine covers, she swiftly came to fame for her beautiful looks and strong muscles. The blonde athlete began sharing her workout routines on her Instagram page and became an overnight sensation basically.Today, she has over 5.5m (!) followers on Instagram, which is more than our 1,2, and 3rd female bodybuilder on the list combined. She is mostly known for her insanely tough leg workout routines, where she helps other women to get a bigger butt.

Key Statistics:

Height:Five feet, three inches (171 cm)
Weight (Competition):Approximately 52 kg
Notable Achievements:Multiple Regional and National Wins

5. Vladislava Galagan

Training with Vladislava Galagan (Muscle Barbie)

Instagram – @vladigalagan

Vladislava Galagan is not only one of the strongest female bodybuilders but also has the face of an angel. No wonder she's often being referred to as the Kendall Jenner of female bodybuilding.

Standing tall at 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) and weighing approximately 210 pounds (95 kg) Galagan's rise to prominence began with her passion for fitness and athleticism. She honed her skills through rigorous training and disciplined nutrition, pushing herself to new heights with each workout. Her relentless pursuit of excellence propelled her to success in various competitions, earning her accolades and recognition within the bodybuilding community.

I'm not even kidding when I say that most gymbros' wouldn't be able to go halfway through her exercise routine.

Obviously, she is big on Instagram with almost 2m followers and on the rise. 2024 is going to be her year, mark my words.

Height: Five feet, three inches (175.3-cm)
Weight (Competition):176 lbs (80 kg)
Notable Achievements:Multiple Competition Wins

7. Shanique Grant

Shanique Grant, an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and online coach, made waves in the industry with her rapid ascent to success. But it wasn't all easy, Shanique endured teenage bullying, which deeply impacted her confidence and self-esteem. Struggling to cope, she resorted to partying, which led to a hospitalization due to near kidney failure during her teen years. Seeking a healthier outlet, she turned to fitness, undergoing a transformative journey.

At the age of 19, Shanique emerged victorious, claiming first place in the East Coast Championships. Her determination propelled her further, culminating in a first-place win in the IFBB Pro Women's Physique category at the 2016 New York Pro competition. After securing her pro card just four months into her competitive career, she made history by clinching her first Women’s Physique Olympia title at the age of 23 in 2018. Remarkably, she repeated this achievement in 2019, solidifying her status as a dominant force.

8. Dana Linn Bailey


Instagram – @danalinnbailey

Dana Linn Bailey has been among the best female bodybuilders since she claimed the first title of Women’s Physique Olympia champion in 2013. Known for her sculpted physique, she maintains a strong presence with over 2 million followers on Instagram. She also shares ownership of Warhouse Gym with her husband, Rob Bailey and has a bunch of other investments in clothing and supplements.

The accomplished female bodybuilder has an impressive track record, clinching numerous first-place finishes in fiercely competitive tournaments. Notable victories include the Olympia (2013), Dallas Europa (2013), and Jr. USA (2011).

9. Bakhar Nabieva

Ukrainian MISS IRON BUM - Bakhar Nabieva

Instagram – @bakharnabieva

Bakhar Nabieva, also known as the “Iron Lady,” is an Azerbadjan-born Ukrainian-raised bodybuilder and fitness model who gained prominence for her incredibly muscular physique and captivating social media presence. She started to get attention for her journey from a petite and shy young woman to a beast in the fitness industry.

Nabieva's transformation began after she experienced bullying during her teenage years due to her skinny frame and bow-legged appearance.She played basketball and volleyball as a teenager, but motivated to change her body and build confidence, she started weightlifting and bodybuilding.

Nabieva's striking appearance, particularly her well-developed legs and glutes, quickly captured the attention of fitness enthusiasts worldwide. She gained a significant following on social media platforms like Instagram, where she shares workout routines, fitness tips, and glimpses into her daily life. Today, she has close to 6 million followers!

10. Carriejune Bowlby

From New Jersey to World Fitness: The Carrie June Anne Bowlby Story

Instagram – @misscarriejune

Carriejune Bowlby is a fitness model and social media influencer known for her dedication to health and fitness, as well as her striking physique. Originally from New Jersey, she gained attention through her active presence on social media platforms, where she shares her fitness journey, workout routines, and healthy lifestyle tips with her followers. She is not the only one on our list who basically gained fame from Instagram, but it is fully deserved.

Her journey into fitness began after she experienced personal struggles with her weight and body image. Determined to make positive changes in her life, through consistent exercise, balanced nutrition, and a commitment to self-care, Bowlby sculpted her body into one characterized by lean muscle and strength. She works out 6 times a week which you can tell by looking at her inane physique.

It's a Wrap

There you got it: ten of the strongest and most badass female bodybuilders on the planet. It goes without saying that most (if not all) have taken women's steroids to get to the shape they're in as its in most cases impossible to build that physique without. Is there anyone that you're missing in the list? Hit me in the comments!


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