Sunday, February 5, 2012
One good thing about going to shows is that sometimes you find some hot talent in the crowd. Case in point, the eye-catching Erica Blezard.
As soon as we spotted her in the FAME West audience, our attention shifted from the stage to Erica. After meeting her we quickly discovered that this girl is the real deal.
At just under 5-9 and weighing in at a curvy (39-27-39) 165 pounds, Erica commands your attention with her physical presence. Even though we took only a single photo, it was clear she was comfortable on camera. Later we found out that Erica is a model.
But it's the athletic background where things really get serious. Erica's background includes nine years of ringette; three years of swimming; two years of water polo, a year of boxing; six years of hockey playing with the guys; and high school gymnastics and volleyball. She started weight training in 2003.
Erica is working toward her first competition this summer, The Pacific Rim Championships August 5-7, 2011 in downtown Vancouver.
Just Erica and Kelly Kerr alone should be reason enough to check out this event.
FULL NAME: Erica Blezard
BIRTHDATE: June 8, 1983
HOROSCOPE SIGN: Gemini
BIRTH LOCATION: North Vancouver
OCCUPATION: Bartender / Muscle Model / GoGo Dancer
FAVORITE COLOUR: Pink
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BEING A MODEL/RING CARD GIRL? I’ve been modeling since I was 16, I started out doing car shows, then moved into GoGo dancing and promotional modeling for Pretty Kitty Promotions and Bad Girls Inc, and I’ve also modelled for Dare To Wear.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT BEING A MODEL/RING CARD GIRL? I love being in front of all the people and being the center of attention as well as being ring side for the fights. The testosterone emanating from a fighter when he KO’s someone is such a rush!
WHAT DO YOU HATE THE MOST ABOUT BEING A MODEL/RING CARD GIRL? NOTHING, I love it all!
ANY UPCOMING EVENTS? Yes, I’m doing a shoot for Creative Eye Media next week, I’m going to be a ring card girl at the fights on June 24th, and I’m modeling for French Laundry next month. I’m also competing in the FAME Pacific Rim Championships bodybuilding competition in the muscle model category, Aug 5th thru 7th at the Vancouver Wall Center and I’m always working on different projects with my photographer/manager J.P. Erickson.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANYONE ASPIRING TO BE A MODEL/RING CARD GIRL? Get a manager, and a model mayhem account.
ARE YOU ANY SPECIAL DIET? I just started my competition diet, 1900 cal/day 250g protein/day and very limited carbs.
DO YOU WORK OUT? IF SO, WHAT DOES YOUR REGULAR WORK OUT SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE? Yes, I weight train 6 days a week and ride my bike for 90min 7 days week.
Monday: abs, legs, shoulders, calves
Tuesday: abs, back, chest
Wednesday: abs, legs, biceps, triceps
Thursday; abs, shoulders, calves
Friday: abs, back, legs
Saturday: abs, biceps, triceps
FAVORITE ACTOR? Johnny Depp
FAVORITE ACTRESS? Angelina Jolie
FAVORITE MOVIE? It’s All Gone Pete Tong
FAVORITE NEWSPAPER TO READ? f.i.l.e.s. newsprint magazine, of course!
FAVORITE PLACE TO DINE? Body Energy Club, they have THE BEST Green Tea protein shakes.
FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP? B2 on Robson & Lulu Lemon
FAVORITE CLUB? Celebrities on Tuesday
FAVORITE DRINK? Diet RedBull
TURN ONS? Confidence coupled with humility and a great sense of humour
TURN OFFS? Obnoxiousness and bad hygiene
GOOD LOOKS ARE OBVIOUSLY AN ADVANTAGE BUT IT’S ALSO A NOVELTY THAT CAN WEAR OFF IF A YOUNG WOMAN HAS NO SUBSTANCE TO HER CHARACTER. WHAT KIND OF PERSONALITY TRAITS DO YOU THINK YOURSELF AND YOUNG GIRLS REPRESENT AS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON? I think being kind and compassionate to people from ALL walks of life, friendly, outgoing, personable, intelligent, quick and witty are all components to being a well rounded person.
WHAT KIND OF A MAN ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Someone who is like-minded, health conscious, driven, funny, and sexy.
WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY AND HEALTH REGIME AND WHAT’S THE EASIST AND HARDEST TO MAINTAIN? The easiest would be going to the gym and pounding out a killer weight training session, and the hardest would be following such a strict diet, I LOVE food!!
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO FOR A LIVING AND WHAT DOES THE EXPOSURE OF BEING A RING CARD GIRL MEAN FOR YOU? I’m applying to Kwantlen for their interior design degree program this November, and the exposure I’m getting as a ring card girl is getting me more and more job opportunities.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT WORLD ISSUE FOR YOU AND WHY? Japan’s nuclear crisis and the radiation being in the ocean water and the airborne contamination. What long-term effect is this going to have on the people of Japan and on the fishing industries?
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON MIXED MARTIAL ARTS BEING BANNED IN VANCOUVER? As of right now MMA is in a trial period in Vancouver. What we need is a province wide Athletic Commission sanctioning MMA events. That way the city would find it hard pressed to ban MMA events.
WHO DO YOU THINK WOULD WIN IN A RING FIGHT, BRUCE LEE OR MIKE TYSON? Bruce Lee all the way! He’s got the skills to pay the bills!