Iris Kyle: The world's most successful female bodybuilder
According to Ten Insider, Iris Kyle, 43, is the world's top female bodybuilder.
She is currently the most successful professional bodybuilder ever, female or male, with 10 overall Ms Olympia wins and two heavyweight wins, along with seven Ms International wins and one heavyweight win. Her competition weight is 138lbs and she's 5' 6".
She ranks as the best female bodybuilder in the IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List. She remains undecided about whether she would continue competing in professional female bodybuilding competitions.
Kyle has won seventeen overall IFBB professional titles and three IFBB professional heavyweight titles, which is more IFBB professional overall wins than any female bodybuilder.
Of those wins she has ten overall Ms. Olympia titles, and has two professional heavyweight wins in her weight class. Between 2000 and 2004, there were two weight classes, and from 2001–04, there was an overall winner between the two class winners.
In 2001, she won the heavyweight class, but lost the overall Ms. Olympia title to the lightweight winner Juliette Bergmann. This discrepancy has led to confusion in various sport publications as to the number of Ms. Olympia titles Kyle has won.
She also has the most consecutive Olympia wins, with nine, dating 2006 to 2014. She also has seven Ms. International overall wins with one heavyweight win, more than any female bodybuilder.
She has been on the competition trail since 1994 when she won her first contest, the 1994 Long Beach Muscle Classic.
She played basketball and softball, earning High School All-American honors and received multiple offers to different colleges for her athletic abilities.
Kyle attended Alcorn State in Lorman, Mississippi, on an athletic scholarship to play basketball. While there she majored in business administration.