Ondrea Gates

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Ondrea Gates[1]
Personal info
Nickname Vickie
Born (1962-09-25) September 25, 1962 (age 56)[1]
San Antonio, Texas[1]
Professional career
Pro-debut IFBB Grand Prix Prague[1], 1994[1]
Best win IFBB Ms. International champion[1], 1999, 2000, 2001[1]
Predecessor Yolanda Hughes[1]
Successor Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia[1]
Active Retired 2003[2]

Ondrea "Vickie" Victoria Gates (previously Ondrea Victoria Gates-Lewis born September 25, 1962) is a professional female bodybuilder from the United States.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ondrea Victoria Gates was born 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma, one of six children (four sisters, one brother). She was the middle child.[1] In 1980, she graduated from Eisenhower High School. From 1982-1984, she attended Oklahoma State University.[3]

Bodybuilding career[edit]


Vickie competed in athletics and started lifting weights in college. In 1983, she competed in her first competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which she won. She worked her way up through the amateur ranks, eventually earning her pro card in 1993 by winning the middleweight class at the NPC Nationals.[1]


Vickie's long string of high placings as a professional includes three consecutive Ms. International titles from 1999 to 2001. Those same years, she would also finish second at the Ms. Olympia on three occasions.[1]


In 2003, Gates retired from bodybuilder after coming in 7th at the 2003 Ms. Olympia.[2]


In 2010, Gates was inducted into the 2010 IFBB Hall of Fame.[4]

Contest history[edit]

Personal life[edit]

She is a Christian. Her hobbies include reading the bible and shopping. She currently lives in Arlington, Texas with her daughter Kindra. Since September 1999, she owns a gym called Strictly Fitness in Irving, Texas. She is a personal trainer. She also works for Bally Total Fitness Corporation. She has been previously married, and at that she used the last name Gates-Lewis. In 1992, she would met her then boyfriend, Ronnie Coleman, an IFBB pro bodybuilder who went on to become the 8-time Mr. Olympia and the Greatest Bodybuilder of All-time, at a GNC store. She dated Ronnie Coleman for nearly seven years. She is currently single.[1][5][3]


External links[edit]

Ms. International
Preceded by:
Yolanda Hughes
First (1999) Succeeded by:
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Second (2000) Succeeded by:
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Third (2001) Succeeded by:
Yaxeni Oriquen