Andrulla Blanchette

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Andrulla Blanchette[1]
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Born (1966-07-29) July 29, 1966 (age 49)[2]
Hackney, London, England[2]
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Weight (In Season): 132-136 lbs.
(Off-Season):135-150 lbs.[3]
Professional career
Pro-debut IFBB Jan Tana Pro Classic[1], 1995[1]
Best win IFBB Ms. Olympia (Lightweight)[1], 2000[1]
Predecessor None[1]
Successor Juliette Bergmann[1]
Active Since 1986[1]

Andrulla Blanchette (born Androulla Veronica Blanchette 29 July 1966 in Hackney, London[2]) is an English professional female bodybuilder.[1]

Bodybuilding career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Blanchette decided to start lifting weights only to help her out in her judo, but realized her strength.[1] She progressed to lifting 200 lb (91 kg) weights, leading to obtaining her IFBB pro card at the World Games (Netherlands) in 1993.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In 1996, Andrulla was named Women's Physique World's European Bodybuilder of the Year. She won the Ms. Olympia lightweight title in 2000, and just missed retaining the title the following year. In 2002, Blanchette was scheduled to compete Ms. International, but was disqualified on Thursday night for not signing a contract to compete.[1][4]

Legacy[edit]

Currently, she is the most successful female British bodybuilder in the world, by being the only British bodybuilder to win the Ms. Olympia.[1]

Contest history[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Bodyweight
  • 1996 - 145 lb (66 kg)[1]
  • 1999 Ms. International - (In Season): 134.2 lb (60.9 kg)[5]
  • 2000 Ms. Olympia - (In Season): 132 lb (60 kg)[3]
  • 2001 Ms. Olympia - (In Season): 132 lb (60 kg)[6]
Heaviest lifts
  • Barbell curls - 175 lb (79 kg)[1]
  • Incline dumbbell press - 100 lb (45 kg) each[1]
  • Leg press - 1,100 lb (500 kg) for reps[1]
Measurements
  • Biceps - 0 ft 16.75 in (0.43 m)[3]
  • Chest - 0 ft 43 in (1.09 m)[1]
  • Lats - 0 ft 43 in (1.09 m)[1]

Personal life[edit]

She currently lives in London, England. She is currently an artist, photographer, design worker, chess-player, and personal trainer who owns her own gym in London. She is a Christian.[1][4][7][8]

Television appearance[edit]

Andrulla has been featured in many UK television shows during her bodybuilding career. In 2002, Blanchette starred on the TV show Lexx, in the episode Viva Lexx Vegas, as "Queen of Sheba".[9]

Motion picture appearance[edit]

In 2003, Blanchette starred in the film, The Interplanetary Surplus Male and Amazon Women of Outer Space, as an Amazon.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Andrulla Blanchette". amg-lite.net. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Findmypast - andrulla blanchette". Search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  3. ^ a b c "Welcome to IronGoddess Andrulla Blanchette's Official Home Page - About me". andrulla.com. Archived from the original on 5 April 2005. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Andrulla Blanchette". facebook.com. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to IronGoddess Andrulla Blanchette's Official Home Page - About me". andrulla.com. Archived from the original on 2 June 2003. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to IronGoddess Andrulla Blanchette's Official Home Page - About me". andrulla.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2004. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Andrulla Blanchette Archived April 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Andrulla Blanchette Archived April 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ a b "Andrulla Blanchette". IMDb. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Ms. Olympia
New title Lightweight Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Juliette Bergmann
Overall Champion