Elomaa was born in Lokalahti. She won the second Ms. Olympia contest in 1981. She was the only non-American to win the Ms. Olympia title until 2000. She competed at 5'5" and 117 pounds. After retiring from bodybuilding, Kike had a successful career as a pop singer in her native Finland. Kike was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2001. She has also been awarded the IFBB’s President’s Gold Medal for her work in supporting the sport of bodybuilding. A fitness contest, the Kike Elomaa Fitness Championship, is held annually in Finland.