I was in the seats at the San Jose Civic Auditorium, circa 1987, when 25-year-old Jackie Paisley dominated the women’s bodybuilding division en route to winning the overall crown. And, I was there the following day when Paisley displayed her award winning physique for the lenses of IRON MAN photog Michael Neveux in an outside shoot.
The elegant Paisley, a graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, went on to shine in the pro ranks: in 1989 she won top honors at the Ms International in Columbus, Ohio, followed that up with a fourth place finish in the Ms Olympia and added a runner-up medal at the World Pro Championships (losing by a single digut to Diana Dennis) to her sparkling resume.
Paisley retired from competition in 1991, and began a very successful training business in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as also teaching choreography. But, choosing to get silicone breast implants to enhance her appearance during her time on stage planted the seeds of what Jackie calls a seven-year nightmare.
“After retiring from competition, despite maintaining a fitness lifestyle and career as a personal trainer, I started experiencing fatigue and head pain, and was subsequently diagosed with “Silicone Toxicity” due to implant leakage….I learned I only had months to live,” says the now 50-year-old Paisley. “But, after undergoing two surgeries, including a seven-hour procedure to remove adhesions and eight lymph nodes (February, 2011), I’m getting close to full recovery.”
But Jackie, mother to eight-year-old Neo, obviously wasn’t able to work consistently, resulting in a landslide of outstanding bills. Thanks to good friend Derwin White, Paisley is fighting back, both physically and financially. White started an online fundraising campaign on Paisley’s behalf a week before Thanksgiving, and the few donations she received helped her make it through the holidays. Though Jackie has been “out of the loop” for so long, she was able to get some support from folks like Rachel McLish, Collin Rhodes, Shawn and Laura Boiscaq, Debbie Bramwell, Autumn Spencer and some contributions from kind folks in England and Australia.
She’s rounding into the home stretch, but still needs some help in making to the finish line. If anyone could spare some change for Jackie and her son, it would be greatly appreciated. To make a donation to the “Jackie Paisley Fund, using PayPal, credit, debit or checking, go to http://www.jackiepaisley.com/Welcome_.html. Please use “Personal”, then “Other”, when donating.
Jackie provided many wonderful moments on stage for her fans; now’s a time to lend a helping hand so she can help herself.
NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE AND GASPARI NUTRITION ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (December 20, 2012) – The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have announced seven competitors – Dallas McCarver, Tammy Jones, Sabrina Nicole, Dawn Fernandez, Danielle Delikat, Anton Antipov and Jill Rudison – as the NPC Athletes of the Month for the month of September.
All of the athletes won Overall titles in their respective divisions at the IFBB North Americans in September. Each of the winners will be profiled on the NPC News Online and will receive free product from Gaspari Nutrition.
Each month, NPC President Jim Manion selects the Athletes of the Month in each of the organization’s seven divisions – Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Fitness and Men’s and Women’s Physique – based on in-person analysis and on the information provided by contest promoters across the country and featured in the NPC News Online Contest Roundups.
For complete profiles and galleries of the August NPC Athletes of the month, go to www.npcnewsonline.com.
About the September Athletes of the Month:
- Men’s Bodybuilding: Dallas McCarver, 21, became the youngest competitor in history to win an Overall title at a pro qualifier when he won the Super Heavyweight and Overall titles at the IFBB North Americans.
- Women’s Bodybuilding: Tammy Jones, 33, started training after joining the Army as a teenager. Jones won the Heavyweight and Overall at the IFBB North Americans.
- Figure: Forty-four year-old Dawn Fernandez, a mother of three, started training as a way to get back in shape after having her third son. Fernandez, who started out as a Bikini competitor, won the Overall and Class F titles at the North Americans.
- Bikini: Sabrina Nicole of Dallas, Texas, won her class and the Overall at the North Americans. Nicole, 35, started competing in 2011.
- Men’s Physique: Anton Antipov is a former fashion model who was born in Belarus and moved to New York City at the age of 14. Antipov, a self-described “skinny teenager”, won his class and the Overall at the North Americans.
- Women’s Physique: Jill Rudison, 34, started competing in Figure in 2010 on a dare from a friend. Rudison won her class and the Overall at the North Americans.
- Fitness: Danielle Delikat, 35, took two years off from fitness competitions to work on her routine for the 2012 season. The layoff paid off, as Delikat won the Overall and an IFBB Pro card at the North Americans.
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INDUSTRY SUPERSTARS MAKE SPORTS-NUTRITION HISTORY & CHARITY AT 619 MUSCLE LONG BEACH’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY & CHARITY BASH
Season’s Greetings from 619 MUSCLE! This year’s annual 619 MUSCLE Long Beach Holiday Bash will be even bigger and better than the last! Hundreds of sports-nutrition fanatics will gather at 619 MUSCLE Long Beach, 3200 East 59th St., to participate in a long list of exciting events, guest appearances, contests, demos, and raffles with tremendous prizes!
- Gaspari Nutrition’s $500 Pump Your Guns Contest!
- $300,000 worth of cars on display! “It will be a surprise!” Last year we had the General Lee!
- Female Strength Extravaganza with American- and potential World- record holders!
- Extreme Calisthenics Demonstrations!
- Big Back Grips Pull-Down Contest!
Our list of industry superstars includes lots of celebrity guests and surprise guest posers! David Bourlet will be covering the event for Muscular Development and Lonnie, “the Swami” Teper will be covering for Ironman Magazine. Steve “The Kingsnake” Kuclo will be our guest poser and Flex Lewis is the 2012-212 Olympia Champion and will be making a special appearance at the Gaspari booth. More updates to come as industry superstars and superheroes continue to RSVP!
Once again we’re giving the gift of hope and much needed money and support to the 1736 Family Crisis Center. All 619 MUSCLE Holiday Bash proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go directly to the center, women, children, and families who rely on the Center for help. Last year the representative from the Center was completely shocked and very appreciative of the tremendous support our sports-nutrition community gave to them!
To our vendors: the 619 MUSCLE family extends a warm appreciation and extended invitation you, the inspirational giants who continue to ignite success in our industry. It is truly a blessing to be involved in this industry with all of you!
Table-Booth space is FREE for vendors who agree to donate a portion of sales to the 1736 Family Crisis Center, make a product donation for raffles, or donate an unopened toy for the Toys-4-Tots drive!
Those registered: Thank you in advance for your participation and support! Please, even if you have already signed up please email Khay or Martin Rosemond as soon as possible to reserve your booth space. In your e-mail please let us know:
• How many chairs you will need at your table
• Are you bringing any of your sponsored athletes?
• If you will donate product so that we can assign it to a specific event.
In appreciation for all your support and friendship! Can’t wait to see you at the Holiday Bash!
For more information about 619 MUSCLE or our Long-Beach Annual Holiday Bash, please contact us!
Martin and Khay Rosemond
619 MUSCLE, Long Beach
3200 East 59th St
Long Beach, Ca 90805
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