Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia

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Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Nickname The Yaxeneger[1]
Born (1966-09-03) September 3, 1966 (age 48)
Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela[2]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight (In Season): 160–170 lb (73–77 kg)
(Off-Season): 185–190 lb (84–86 kg)[1]
Professional career
Pro-debut IFBB Jan Tana Classic[3], 1994[3]
Best win IFBB Ms. Olympia Champion[3], 2005[3]
Predecessor Iris Kyle[3]
Successor Iris Kyle[3]
Active Since 1989[3]

Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia (born September 3, 1966) is a professional female bodybuilding champion from Venezuela. She ranks as the second-best female bodybuilder in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List.[4] She is regarded as one of the leading competitors with the best shot at winning the 2015 Ms. Olympia.[5]

Early life[edit]

Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia (born Yaxeni Oriquen) was born on September 3, 1966, in Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela, the youngest of nine children (four brothers and four sisters). She began a career in theater and modeling at an early age and studied theater while in Venezuela.[2]

Bodybuilding career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

In 1989, she began dedicating herself to the sport of bodybuilding. Yaxeni won four amateur contests in 1993, earning her professional card after winning Ibero (Central) American Championships. She then moved to the United States.[2][3]

Professional[edit]

Her most noteworthy achievement as a professional has been winning the Ms. Olympia title in 2005. Currently, she is the most successful Venezuelan bodybuilder in the world, by being the only Venezuelan to win the Ms. Olympia. She is the winner of five Ms. International titles, in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2012.[2][3]

Contest history[edit]

Personal life[edit]

In 1990, Yaxeni had her only son, Luis Alcala. In 2000, she married Tomas Garcia, and currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida, where she worked as a personal trainer and fitness nutrition adviser at the IronWorks in South Beach. She is an evangelical Christian.[3][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ‘The Yaxeneger’ Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biography". http://yaxeni.com. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Facebook
  4. ^ "IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List". getbig.com. September 1, 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Iris Passing The Torch

External links[edit]

Ms. Olympia
Preceded by:
Iris Kyle
First (2005) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle
Ms. International
Preceded by:
Vickie Gates
First (2002) Succeeded by:
Herself
Preceded by:
Herself
Second (2003) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle
Preceded by:
Iris Kyle
Third (2005) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle
Preceded by:
Iris Kyle
Fourth (2008) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle
Preceded by:
Iris Kyle
Fifth (2012) Succeeded by:
Iris Kyle