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Betty Weider Bodybuilding Biography


Betty Brosmer Weider Pinup Girl and Bodybuilder

Betty Weider was Betty Brosmer before she married Ben Weider in 1961 and was born on August 2, 1935. Before she met Ben she had already made it to the top of the modelling business in the USA with her face and her body on over 200 magazines covers in the USA alone.

In the early 1950's Betty first started modelling as a teenager model for a popular catalogue called the Sears & Roebuck catalogue. This started a huge demand for her face and her attractive body doing other catalogue work as well as advertising contracts on a national level.

Betty got featured on magazines that had a huge circulation like Esquire, Fortune and Time as well as getting featured in Life and The Evening Post. By the late 1950's she entered and won her first beauty competition called "Miss Television". She went on to win over 50 major beauty contests to become the highest paid model or pin-up girl in the USA. She was always interested in health and fitness and at the end of 1960 met Ben Weider.

At the time Ben was getting his publication company off the ground publishing magazines that were directly related to womenís health which is something that Betty had a passion about. After getting married to Ben Weider in 1961 she worked closely with ben on what was later to become big magazines with tens of thousands of subscribers.

It was something that they were both passionate about and wrote several health and fitness books which sold very well at the time. Betty was also one of the co-founders of the International Federation of BodyBuilders together with Benís brother Joe. All of this led to the foundation of Shape Magazine which she co-founded with her husband Joe. It was something that she had been trying to achieve for years as she knew that a health and fitness publication specifically for women would always do well.

In the new Shape magazine that started she had a column which ended up in her own magazine which she still writes for today. She writes two columns in two different magazines, the one called "Body by Betty" and other called "Health by Betty," that have a circulation with several million readers every month and it is published in seventeen languages.


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