About Jeannie Paparone
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
Competition Weight: 138 lbs
Bodybuilding saved Jeannie Paparone’s life.
It was during high school, when Paparone was struggling with anorexia, that she found the sport. She began to admire Rachel Mclish and Cory Eversons. Paparone thought to herself, they look so feminine even with muscles. Being a gymnast, Paparone had the muscular genetics, so she just followed through with it. She restructured her diet, began to train and soon saw the body fat replaced with lean strong muscle.
Paparone still has the video from her first competition, in which she was a mere 114 lbs. And continues to collect inspiring memories with each event.