The stars were in Jenny Lynn’s favor last September, when she finally stepped on the Figure O stage a winner. After three previous shots at the title and three victories at the prestigious Figure International, which is held with the Arnold Classic each year the bold blonde came to Vegas with a stage presence, physique and smile the judges and audience couldn’t resist. Neither could we, which is the reason we immediately got her in the studio with Michael Neveux for a Hardbody shoot.
Jenny has always been a competitor, she said, so her relentless pursuit of sport’s biggest crown was right in character. She started dancing at a very young age: “I recall doing talent shows as a child, performing singing and dance routines—and charging my family to watch, of course.” In her teen years she was a cheerleader and competed at the national level in that daring sport.
After high school Jenny began teaching aerobics, and that’s when the weight-training bug bit. She found she added muscle quickly and eventually got into fitness competition, turning pro with an overall win at the ’01 NPC USA Championships.
When pro figure took off in 2003, Jenny saw it as a chance to focus solely on her physique – without the distraction of having to train for gymnastics and strength moves. The strategy paid off big time, as she won the very first pro figure event, the ’03 Figure International.
Now that she’s the Figure Olympia champ, Jenny’s winning form cannot be denied. IM
Photography by Michael Nevuex