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The First Lady of Body Building Doris Barrilleaux

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Our special guest for N the Queue is none other than female body building legend Doris Barrilleaux also dubbed The First Lady of Body Building. She had gained this nickname back around 1979 which was when she started women's body building competitions, the first known as The Brandon Physique.

Doris founded the Superior Physique Association with a couple of friends and put out a magazine. She had been featured in Ironman Magazine, along with many others, had several books out, appeared on television, and traveled around the world judging competitions.

In March of 2011, Doris was inducted in to the National Fitness Hall of Fame along with Mr Olympia Lee Haney, Cathe Friedrich, Mark Rothstein, and Joseph Pilates.

Despite her personal tragedies in losing two sons and a sudden divorce, Doris is still promoting fitness and continuing her own regime. She is an encouagement, not just to women, but to everyone around the world.

Image with her granddaughters taken by Al Johnson in 1980 http://www.starkcenter.org/2009/12/the-double-gift-of-doris-barrilleaux/