In the days before the Hot and Hard 100 voting closes (and you've only got 3 left by the way), FMS likes to avoid influencing your decisions unduly by bringing you some historical, rather than contemporary, female muscle. This year we've come up with a kind of time machine idea, used a random date generator, picked a contest winner from that year, and tried to find out what that special lady from the past is up to now.
Today, it's 2001. September 8th. In three days' time the world is going to be a very different place, but right now, all 5'4" of 43-year-old Lisa Aukland (you know, I have been spelling it Auckland all these years) is winning the Heavyweight class at the IFBB North Americans ahead of the 27-year-old rising star Colette Nelson.
Lisa had been a successful competitive powerlifter for a decade, drug-tested competitions only, and had broken records and won a string of state and regional contests in her weight class. She had started bodybuilding competitively in the mid-90s, and won the Heavyweight and Overall titles at the (drug-tested) NPC Team Universe in 1999, 2000, and 2001, plus silver at the IFBB World Amateur Championships in 2000 before she arrived in Ontario on that September day.
She gave up Powerlifting to focus on Bodybuilding after winning her pro card and, as we all know, went on to have a stellar career. It included another hat-trick of wins, in Atlantic City from 2007 to 2009, five top 6 Olympia finishes, and seven Ms Internationals including 3rd in 2008 and 4th at her last ever contest in 2010.
Like Kristy Hawkins, who we caught up with earlier in the week, Lisa has a PhD - in Pharmacy - and left Bodybuilding to continue her career as a Specialist in Poison Information, which is exactly what she still does. She lives and works in Maryland.
These pictures are a few years old, but you can clearly see she is looking good (and big) for a self-confessed "part-time fit bod" who is now, unbelievably, in her late 50s.
If you have an interest in "information and treatment regarding both intentional and unintentional poisonings and drug overdoses" then I recommend Lisa's Twitter.
Now, gentlemen, I have a feeling that if the Hot and Hard 100 had been around when Lisa was in her pomp, she would have been top 10 every year. Sadly, that wasn't the case, but you, dear reader, still have three days to decide on your personal choices for 2017's hottest hard women. Where? How? etc. explained here. Get voting!