Nikki Fuller

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Nikki Fuller
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Nikki Fuller posing in the gym (undated)
Personal info
Born (1968-01-23) January 23, 1968 (age 52)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Professional career
Best winIFBB Jan Tana Classic champion, 1992
PredecessorSue Gafner
SuccessorDenise Rutkowski

Nikki Fuller (born January 23, 1968) is an American professional female bodybuilder. At her largest, Fuller weighed 200 lb (91 kg). In competition, her height was listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and her biceps measured 21 in (533 mm). Some of her best lifts are 315 lb (143 kg) for a max on bench press and 1100 lbs for multiple reps on leg press.

Early life[edit]

Fuller was born in Dayton, Ohio, and moved with her family to Gresham, Oregon, when she was 10 years old. She developed an interest in athletics while attending Gresham High School. Fuller competed in track and field and, as a freshman, helped her team win the 1982 water polo state championship.[1][circular reference]

Through her athletic pursuits, Fuller realized that she was exceptionally strong and, after high school, decided to focus on bodybuilding. She began training at a local gym and quickly transformed herself, adding 20 lb (9 kg) to her 123 lb (56 kg) frame.



She made her competitive debut at the 1988 Novice Oregon and won 1st place. Fuller then set her sights on bigger stages and took third place at the 1988 Emerald Cup, a contest she would come back to win the following year. Fuller turned pro after winning the heavyweight and overall titles at the 1990 National Physique Committee Nationals.

In 1988 and 1989, Fuller took first in the Henry Weinhard's Handcar Races in Sacramento, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, as well as Labatt's in British Columbia. She was subsequently sponsored by Henry Weinhard's. Her professional career included a 1st-place finish at the 1992 Jan Tana Classic and Top 10 finishes at the Ms. Olympia and Ms. International contests.

In 1993, Fuller was featured on the cover of The Women, a photography book of top female bodybuilders compiled by Bill Dobbins.


Measurements [1] [2]

  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 185 lbs to 195 lbs
  • Biceps: 17" (425 mm)
  • Chest: 52"
  • Waist: 27"
  • Hips: 36"

Contest history[edit]


In 1999, Fuller shifted her attention away from bodybuilding for the first time in eleven years and turned her eyes toward Hollywood. She relocated to Los Angeles and subsequently landed roles on television shows including Ally McBeal, Arli$$, Just Shoot Me!, and Nikki. She was also seen in a Right Guard Extreme commercial with Dave Chappelle.


Fuller was featured on the television show Women of Wrestling (WOW) as Athena; after her contract with WOW ended, she continued wrestling professionally under her own name. From 2001–2004 she was with Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), a company that represents World Wrestling Entertainment as a West Coast talent house.


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