Friday, 29 May 2015

Hot and Hard and LIKED and FOLLOWED: One FMS Reader's Special Report into the Most Popular Muscle Women in the World

The idea for today's post, which is almost entirely put together by our new FMS Head of Research, "JT", originated just about midway through the Hot and Hard 100 countdown when his curiosity was aroused by a very, VERY big number...

Just spotted something I thought worth sharing, connected to your top 100.

On Facebook, this year's #42 Dana Linn Bailey has 1,407,319 likes. And rising!
I find this incredible. I may have to do some more research... Could she be the current 'most popular' member of the top 100? I wonder how the others compare...

And off to do his research he went.

Now before we find out what he found out, I think we should take a moment to consider what a Herculean task JT set himself and that however imperfect you might think his methods have been (and in his introduction you will see that he freely admits this survey is by no means comprehensive), the fruits of it are nothing less than a unique snapshot of the most universally popular muscle women in the world right now. I've never seen anything like this before, and I truly doubt you have either (unless, of course you've done your own research and have been keeping the results to yourself). So, hats off to JT, and without further ado, here is his report...


I've complied my list of the top 100 via Facebook likes or followers. However, it gets a bit more difficult than I had thought. Many of these ladies have more than one Facebook page, some are just normal accounts, some don't show the followers or likes and some are fan pages. I've gone for whichever has the most followers or likes. Biggest number wins, and only Facebook here. A similar study on Twitter etc. or combined Facebook, Twitter etc. will have to be done in the future I guess!



Qualification = greater than 100,000

1 Eva Andressa Vieira 7,060,477

2 Gracyeanne Barbosa 2,978,044

3 Dana Linn Bailey 1,442,069

4 Larissa Reis 784,099

5 Bella Falconi 510,799

6 Andreia Brazier 499,293

7 Julie Bonnett 374,237

8 Toni West 351,221

9 Sophie Arvebrink 215,088

10 Zoa Linsey 168,435

11 Kashma Maharaj 150,634

12 Cindy Landolt 141,994


Those top 2 are incredibly popular! TV stars in Brazil, they must be part of the celebrity culture there I would think. Dana Linn Bailey wins for the most popular "truly muscular" name. Mostly, the more popular ladies are those with the 'Fitness' vibe but one surprise for me in this list is Kashma Maharaj: 150k likes for a genuinely BIG female bodybuilder, wow! [Also Zoa Linsey, no? I believe she's big in Japan - ed.] I'm also going to note Iris Kyle,[not in the Hot and Hard 100] who, with 158,594 has just slightly less than Kashma, a surprisingly large following.

For comparison, Serena Williams is surely one of the world's most recognisable female athletes. And what is her total for this? 2,757,946.

And at this point JT took the idea and just ran with it...


This isn't comprehensive at all, but looking more widely than the Hot and Hard 100, taking the guidelines as a woolly "muscular/defined" (either the photo shows muscle enough to get my attention, or they say IFBB, Fitness, Physique, whatever in their tagline), so far the 14 members of the "Millionaires Club" are...

Qualification = greater than 1,000,000


2 Michelle Lewin Fitness Model 5,253,872

3 Ronda Rousey Mixed Martial Artist/Actress 3,379,482


5 Paige Hathaway Fitness Model 2,817,257

6 Serena Williams 2,757,946

7 Christina Vargas IFBB Pro Bikini 2,191,638

8 Narmin Assria IFBB Pro Bikini 1,814,504

9 DANA LINN BAILEY 1,442,069

10 Nicole Wilkins Ms Figure Olympia 1,278,620

11 Justine Moore Fitness Model 1,277,004

12 Miesha Tate Mixed Martial Artist 1,222,962

13 Vanessa Tib Fitness Model 1,189,060

14 Pamela Jane Noble Fitness Model 1,029,595


JT says, Nicole Wilkins is the one standing out for me as someone that I was expecting to appear in the Hot and Hard 100. It's hardly the most muscular collection of women, I think you will agree. Once again, it's Dana Linn Bailey flying the flag (nor fail) for the really muscular woman. Obviously what we FMS readers think of as Hot and Hard is largely not what the world admires or aspires to!

A full list of the numbers relating to the Hot and Hard 100 is available here.

Comments and suggestions to:

And incidentally, tomorrow just happens to be Dana Linn Bailey's birthday.

She'll be 32. And rising.

Happy Birthday to the World's Most Popular Muscle Woman!

Enjoy! And many many thanks to JT.

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