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Alina Popa

Alina Popa is a Romanian-born professional female bodybuilder. her muscle mass are bigger than most average males bodybuilders especially her legs.

She ranks as the 2nd best female bodybuilder in the IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding Ranking List. Popa born on October 12, 1978, She a grew up Brăila, Romania.

At the age of 12, she began competing in track and field in order to lose weight.

In college she studied English and Romanian for four years, majoring in the former.


At the age of 19, she chanced upon a gym in her hometown, where she encountered a young woman preparing for the National Junior Championships.

This inspired Popa to begin a training regimen of her own. She would continue lifting for the next two years before a trainer suggested she train competitively.


Popa entered her first local competition in 2000, a regional cup in which she placed second. Later that same year, she placed third in her division at the National Championships.

In 2003, upon reaching a weight of 125 pounds (57 kg) she began competing in the heavyweight bracket, representing her country until 2005.



In 2006, she relocated to Switzerland, close to Zurich, and has competed for her adopted country ever since.

She received her IFBB pro card in 2008 after winning the overall and heavyweight at the 2008 IFBB Worlds Santa Susanna.

Popa competed in her first Ms. International in 2010 and her first Ms. Olympia in 2011.

With the exception of the 2010 Ms. International, every IFBB professional bodybuilding competition Popa has attended has found her placing within in the top six.

At the 2013 and 2014 Ms. Olympia competitions, she finished second.


Contest history
2000 Regional Cup - 2nd (HW)
2000 IFBB National Championship - 3rd (HW)
2003 IFBB National Championship - 1st (MW)
2004 IFBB European Championship - 2nd (HW)
2005 Mixed Pairs European Championship - 2nd
2005 Women’s European Championship - 5th
2006 Grand Prix Due Torri - 1st
2007 NABBA Miss Universe - 1st (Miss Physique class)
2008 IFBB Worlds Santa Susanna - 1st (Overall and HW)
2010 IFBB Ms. International - 8th
2011 IFBB Ms. International - 3rd
2011 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 5th
2012 IFBB Ms. International - 3rd
2012 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 4th
2013 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 2nd
2014 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 2nd


Personal info
Full Name:Alina Evelina Popa Molinari
Born : October 12, 1978
Brăila, Socialist Republic of Romania
Occupation : IFBB Pro BB and personal trainer
Height : 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight :-In Season: 185 lb (84 kg) -Off-Season: 215–235 lb (98–107 kg)
Professional career
Pro-debut : IFBB Ms. International, 2010
Best win : IFBB Worlds Santa Susanna overall and heavyweight champion, 2008
Active : Since 1999