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Olna Chantelle Ford, born
Auckland, New Zealand. She began her career with New Zealand's leading fitness
centre 'Les Mills'. Olna was rained and certified in both Gym and Aerobics
instruction and decided to travel and work freelance as a fitness instructor.
By age 20 she became the manager of a local fitness centre. During this time
she paired for the regional aerobics championships, the pair placed third
after three weeks of training. Olna was then asked by National mens champ to
pair and began training with top choreographers. They gained brand leader
sponsorship but Olna's clothing sponsor and fashion designer saw her in
another career and entered her into a beauty pageant. Olna won this pageant
and took the title of Miss Miller Model NZ. She flew to Honolulu and began
what was to be the start of a new career of modelling, travel and promotion.
Passionate about health and
fitness, Olna has combined her modelling career with fitness promotions. She
became the face, body and voice of brand leader 'Weider' throughout
Australasia. Voicing radio commercials, fronting t.v advertisements and
appearing on print material. Actively demonstrating fitness equipment and
running ultra long distance on treadmills became her talent. Olna has walked
36 hours non -stop for charity which gained great media support. She was
certified the youngest Psychosomatic therapist in Australasia, and has given a
lot of her time to helping others. Winning each of the beauty pageants she was
entered into, Olna has won numerous Pageant titles.
Her true claim to fame came in
the Bahamas when Olna was crowned the first 'American Dream Calendar Girl '
representing New Zealand. The pageant has 16,000 entrants from around the
world with 80 world finalists competing. Olna has since judged many pageants.
On return to New Zealand she was approached to launch a chain of fitness
studios throughout Australasia. She accepted the 4 ½ year contract and was
frequently featured on billboards, commercials, covers of magazines and all
print material, as the face of 'Contours' exclusive ladies health and fitness
studios. She was made promotions manager and flew throughout Australia to
establish the 'Contours' chain. Olna has been sponsored by many brand leaders
including Nike, Saucony, Addidas, Puma, Ray Ban, Oakley and Shiseido. She is
determined, focused and thrives on success. Her most recent achievement in her
fitness career being a 24 hour run on a treadmill, staged at the Arnold
Classic 2001. Her greatest life accomplishment being the birth of her two
children. Olna values being a mother as the most important and rewarding job
and is currently marketing her own range of products
Olna wishes to thankyou for visiting, and hopes you are keeping fit and
This page features a thumbnail directory to some of
Olna's favourite images. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image.
pictures in Gallery 2 and Gallery