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4. The youngest woman to ever win a pro card
Joanna Clare Thomas (born 12 December 1976) is a British professional female bodybuilder known to be the youngest to win her IFBB pro card, at the age of 21.
She became interested in the sport at age 14 when she saw a bodybuilding magazine that belonged to a college student staying with her family. The 107 pound Thomas then went to a nearby gym and began to train with the help of the gym owner who gave her a stringent plan to follow. She followed the plan for two years and gained 91 pounds with that program.
Joanna won the British Championships in 1998, becoming the youngest woman in the world to win an IFBB pro card.
In 2005, Joanna was featured in a one-hour documentary called Supersize She, which was also broadcast in the US on The Learning Channel. The show followed her training leading up to the 2004 Ms. Olympia contest.
The documentary talks about her life, her parents’ feelings about her decision to become a bodybuilder and nude model, her physical changes, dieting requirements, and her passion for bodybuilding as well as all the sacrifices she made to become a professional bodybuilder. The documentary was a huge success in the UK and in the US.