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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2006, 08:52:17 AM »

you'd make more money doing porn.

All the porn I've made is in my private collection and never, ever for sale Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2006, 09:07:59 AM »

All the porn I've made is in my private collection and never, ever for sale Smiley
That's right, sweety. 'Cause it's for OUR viewing pleasure.  Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2006, 09:08:58 AM »

All the porn I've made is in my private collection and never, ever for sale Smiley
ok, "fitgrl", hahaha. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2006, 05:42:52 AM »

ok, "fitgrl", hahaha. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2006, 08:55:24 AM »

Unless you plan on doing porn or schmoe sites for a living..... stay in school, get a good job and do fitness as a hobby.
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2006, 12:38:38 PM »

If you're willing to give it up you can get far, otherwise forget it, fitness hoes are dime on a dozen they're everywhere.
what are you so pissed off about?! Having some difficulties with your girl, so trying to vent out?
There might be some who are willing to go with a flow and not give a damn about morals, but don't generalize...
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« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2006, 05:31:40 AM »

I wouldn't say they're all hoes, LOL!

I'd guess very few fit-chicks earn a living from fitness alone. Much like only about 10% of poets earn a living solely from poetry.
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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2006, 06:33:20 AM »

They're all prudes, but once you flash a dollar bill, they'll suck a baseball through a garden hose.

For the record, I've never done anything like that, even privately.  Except for the proverbial bearskin rug picture I am sure that my mother has of me from many years ago, there are no nekkid pictures or vids of me whatsoever .... Nor will there be, waving a dollar bill in my face or not.
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« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2006, 07:08:08 AM »

Who do you think you are fooling, hahahahahahaha, pathetic, I know for a fact that all the top fitness hoes have fucked the judges, hahahahahahahaha, pathetic.
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« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2006, 07:17:29 AM »

Absent......standing for absent minded?  I can assure you some of the top girls are NOT hooking up with any judges. 
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« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2006, 07:24:18 AM »

You will all have to excuse Absent. He can be quite humourous at times, but nothing he says is really to be taken seriously.
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« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2006, 07:32:40 AM »

LOL! He lives to get a response.
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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2006, 12:35:44 PM »

and people wonder why more women don't post on here Roll Eyes
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« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2006, 08:54:48 PM »

Absent......standing for absent minded?  I can assure you some of the top girls are NOT hooking up with any judges. 
So, from your post I take it that some are hooking up with judges.  Huh 

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« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2006, 07:28:29 AM »

I don't know. I can only speak about the top pro's I know.
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« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2006, 09:35:03 AM »

I should become a judge.

The era of crazy diets and carb depleted, dehydrated chicks with fake smiles would be over, LOL!

There would be lots of sex involved, of course, but I'd be honest and fair about things.
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« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2006, 11:30:24 AM »

Let me just tell you how happy I am that I started this thread ....... yeesh.
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« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2006, 12:13:14 PM »

dont give up... we just have some members with special needs....

I think it was a great topic, as many girls think they can make it via competitions which is really not the case. This is just a hobby.
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« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2006, 08:47:03 AM »

dont give up... we just have some members with special needs....

I think it was a great topic, as many girls think they can make it via competitions which is really not the case. This is just a hobby.

Dina, I really want to be a judge. Grin
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« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2006, 09:48:57 PM »

There is no "making it" in the industry.  IF you turn pro, the amount of money you win in shows in which you earn a top five or six placing simply reimburses your expenses throughout the years of trying to reach the pro spot.  I spend a good $1,000 or more to get to the national shows, and that doesn't even take into account the $700+ I spend on suits per year, nor the $400 to $500 grocery bill per month, nor the expense of a trainer/nutritionist, nor many other weekly and monthly expenses that this industry necessitates.

This truly is a hobby.  It's an expensive hobby.

I suggest either capitalizing upon a true business idea you have and finding investors and marketing the business and the talent you provide or moving into the career realm.  Utilize your college degree and think long term--beyond your thirties and into your forties, fifties, and sixties.  Your stage experience will not take care of your retirement fund; it will not buy you a car, and it most certainly will not take care of the mortgage on your house.  But a carefully planned out career with the right strategic moves will.

Create balance in your life.
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« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2006, 08:06:53 AM »

There is no "making it" in the industry.  IF you turn pro, the amount of money you win in shows in which you earn a top five or six placing simply reimburses your expenses throughout the years of trying to reach the pro spot.  I spend a good $1,000 or more to get to the national shows, and that doesn't even take into account the $700+ I spend on suits per year, nor the $400 to $500 grocery bill per month, nor the expense of a trainer/nutritionist, nor many other weekly and monthly expenses that this industry necessitates.

This truly is a hobby.  It's an expensive hobby.

I suggest either capitalizing upon a true business idea you have and finding investors and marketing the business and the talent you provide or moving into the career realm.  Utilize your college degree and think long term--beyond your thirties and into your forties, fifties, and sixties.  Your stage experience will not take care of your retirement fund; it will not buy you a car, and it most certainly will not take care of the mortgage on your house.  But a carefully planned out career with the right strategic moves will.

Create balance in your life.
or do some nude pics and porn on your website like Jodi.
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« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2006, 10:37:19 AM »

Why can't the fitness industry be more mainstream?  I just don't understand it.  I can understand why bodybuilding isn't (it's to easy to view bodybuilding as freaky), but fitness should be a different story. 

You're confusing 'fitness industry' with 'fitness competitions'.

We use the term fitness industry as a generic catch-all for competitions, modeling, nutritional supplements, apparel, gym equipment, etc. but that's not entirely accurate when questions like yours are raised. 

The primary component of the 'industry' involves supplement sales and the diet industry in America is *huge*.  So, whatever it takes to sell those supplements is what people will do.  Many of the companies have made tremendous inroads into the mainstream (wasn't Hydroxycut the #1-selling fat burner at one time?). 

But that will never apply to the competitions themselves, because the model being used for them does not lend itself to entertainment, which is what the beloved mainstream wants.


 


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« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2006, 10:42:29 AM »

IMO, the best way to make money from this industry, is to not compete in it.  Few and I mean VERY few will make a worthwhile living from it.  If you have great connections, then things might change.  Given the amount of time put into this sport vs what it gives back, huge imbalance. 

I want you to print the above quote out and tuck it away in a safe place. 

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« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2006, 02:55:38 PM »

Many of the same things can be said of bodybuilding.

There are more endorsements to go around for men, however.
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« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2006, 04:46:18 PM »


There is no "making it" in the industry.  IF you turn pro, the amount of money you win in shows in which you earn a top five or six placing simply reimburses your expenses throughout the years of trying to reach the pro spot.  I spend a good $1,000 or more to get to the national shows, and that doesn't even take into account the $700+ I spend on suits per year, nor the $400 to $500 grocery bill per month, nor the expense of a trainer/nutritionist, nor many other weekly and monthly expenses that this industry necessitates.

This truly is a hobby.  It's an expensive hobby.

I suggest either capitalizing upon a true business idea you have and finding investors and marketing the business and the talent you provide or moving into the career realm.  Utilize your college degree and think long term--beyond your thirties and into your forties, fifties, and sixties.  Your stage experience will not take care of your retirement fund; it will not buy you a car, and it most certainly will not take care of the mortgage on your house.  But a carefully planned out career with the right strategic moves will.

Create balance in your life.
To quote a book title, this post by Jodi is "Talking Dollars, Making Sense". I hope some of you aspiring fitness and figure competitors read and re-read this.
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