Their muscles bulge and sinews strain as they parade across the stage in the skimpiest of bikinis.
These are the pumped-up women who push their bodies to extremes in pursuit of perfection. They think they are at the pinnacle of physical fitness.
But as model Vogue Williams, 31, discovered, looks can be deceptive.
Vogue, the ex wife of former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, agreed to take part in a bikini athletics contest but was left shocked and feeling self-conscious.
The star found that beneath the surface many of these women – and the rippling male bodybuilders who