Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia

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Yaxeni Milagros Oriquen-Garcia Perez
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Nickname The Yaxeneger[1]
Born (1966-09-03) September 3, 1966 (age 50)
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 Milagros Oriquen-Garcia Perez (born September 3, 1966) is a Venezuelan/American[4] professional bodybuilding champion. She ranks as the second-best female bodybuilder in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Yaxeni Milagros Oriquen-Garcia Perez (born Yaxeni Milagros Oriquen Perez) 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]


In 1989, Oriquen-Garcia began dedicating herself to the sport of bodybuilding. She 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]


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 title. 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, Oriquen-Garcia 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]


  1. ^ a b ‘The Yaxeneger’ Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biography". http://yaxeni.com. Retrieved September 29, 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Facebook
  4. ^ 2012 Ms. International results
  5. ^ "IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List". getbig.com. September 1, 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Yaxeni Oriquen - Ms.Olympia 2005

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:
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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