Come September in Las Vegas, all the talk is going to be about Iris Kyle and if she can add more hardware to her already cluttered collection. There will not be much said about which – if any – of the competitors could spoil the party for Kyle to win her fourth consecutive Ms. Olympia title and five of the last six years. The Michigan native also took home the Ms. International at the Arnold Classic for the fourth time in March and setting the table for a clean sweep of the marquee match-ups in female bodybuilding.
Although no one is looking for a darkhorse candidate to unseat the champion, an argument could definitely be made that someone other than Kyle could be in the position to take both shows. At the Ms. International, Heather Armbrust may have finished fourth but many said that she deserved higher.
When the women take the stage, there is definitely a sense of feminism that permeates with the judges. If there ever was a perfect example of strength and beauty, Armbrust fits that bill. Her long and flowing blonde hair mixed with a posing routine that brings out the best in her presentation should definitely count for something, as should her size. She has no other rivals in that department besides Yaxeni Garcia and even with that she still maintains an air of sexiness about her that no one else in the top of the line-up can match.
It is not going out on a limb by stating that Armbrust deserved the Arnold and if she can step it up a bit by equaling her back to her front, it may get very interesting at The Orleans Arena. A bold prediction? There will be a huge upset at the 2009 Ms. Olympia and Armbrust will be crowned.