November 22nd, 2010, 07:28 PM
Shawn Hektor: From Playboy Model to Bikini Girl
Shawn Hektor first came to my attention via a thread in No Bull.
Word got around that she had asked a fellow bikini to apologize for what was deemed a wardrobe malfunction.
I tracked down this former Playboy model to find out what she really said.
Read on to find out her thoughts on the matter.
Last edited by Adina Zanolli; December 5th, 2010 at 10:25 AM.
November 22nd, 2010, 07:28 PM
AZ: You first came to my attention, because word got around that you were calling for a fellow bikini competitor to apologize for what she refers to as a “wardrobe malfunction.” Is this true, and do you really think she should apologize, and why?
SH: I'm actually very glad you asked that question, because I would like to say, once and for all, that I never called for an apology!
I never said she owed anyone an apology.
My words were, in fact, that I urge her to apologize.
The reason? She pissed off a lot of people. A great way to get those pissed off people back on her side would be to say "I'm sorry".
In a response to an E-mail sent to her from one forum’s moderator, she mentioned she was regretful and sorry for how everything exploded like it did.
My urging for an apology was just to make her regret known, and perhaps elicit some sympathy from people who feel she was wrong.
The apology, I felt, would just help her save some face in light of the situation. Maybe not, but in my experience, people are far more willing to accept someone who admits when they are wrong.
So that's the story on the apology!
AZ: There are those who say you shouldn’t voice an opinion on this, due to the fact you have posed nude. What would you say to them?
SH: First of all, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, no matter how unpopular it may be.
Second, posing nude has nothing to do with competing.
We all know the competition world is full of adult entertainers. I see nothing wrong with that in the least. Do you!
However, none of those adult entertainers get on stage and flash their vag, shlong, or ta-tas to win a competition.
If you want to do hardcore porn, go for it. Let me know when it comes out, and I'll probably watch it! Just don't bring it on stage, where there are children and families in attendance.
I don't think that's too much to ask.
AZ: You’ve had a good bit of national exposure, via Playboy, The Howard Stern Show, and the like. Overall, has that been a positive experience for you?
SH: Overall, very positive.
Like anything in life, it has its pitfalls. Namely, most people don't think there's anything to me beyond those show appearances. That's OK. It's part of the fantasy that goes with the territory.
For me, I always saw Playboy as the pinnacle of beauty in a woman, ever since I was in elementary school. I know that's not normal, but that's me!
Howard Stern: I listened to him since high school. I always respected him for being such a pioneer in the entertainment world, and for his massive balls to do all he did.
I cried when I found out I was going to be on his show. They have pictures to prove it!
If you were to see me in my everyday life, you would never connect that I had done these things.
There are many sides to me. Very few people out there that actually know all those sides, and that's how I like it!
AZ: What led to you competing in bikini? It hasn’t been around for long in the NPC. Did you just know you wanted to do it as soon as you heard about it?
SH: Oh brother! To be honest, I didn't want to do Bikini!
I started out in Figure. Bikini was brand new when I began competing, and I didn't like what I was seeing at the shows I went to. So, I went into Figure.
I did well, locally, because I'm symmetrical. However, I have very little muscle mass in comparison to the top Figure girls.
I saw this, and I knew I needed to try Bikini. I started watching the new Bikini Pros, and I was very happy to see girls like Sonia Gonzales switching divisions, very athletic and beautiful girls.
I saw this and the direction I knew the division was trying to take, and I made the decision to give Bikini a shot. Once I got in my first show, I loved it! I had a blast on stage! That is what made me switch.
I love Figure girls, but I'm just not there, physique-wise, and I don't know if I ever will be. I work hard, but muscle mass just takes time and the right genetics. I'm not sure I have the genetics to support that much muscle.
Bikini gives me the opportunity to grow and mold my body to its full potential and compete as well.
AZ: You definitely have your sights set on an IFBB Pro Card in Bikini. Why is this so important to you? What will obtaining that card mean to you?
SH: It's a challenge.
I was the girlie-girl growing up. The artsy-fartsy one. I was told that I wasn't athletic, and I wasn't able to be from a very young age.
Becoming an IFBB Pro is my chance to prove them wrong, to show them that I can do this.
I love the lifestyle competing promotes, and I love being an inspiration to others.
Ever since I started competing, one-by-one, everyone in my family has started going to the gym and dieting correctly.
My mother has lost over sixty pounds through proper diet and exercise, and she joined her first gym ever. She did all with a titanium knee! Just because she saw what I was doing and was inspired by it.
This is why it's important to me. It's about setting goals and attaining them. Nothing is out of reach, and nothing is impossible.
AZ: Let’s talk about your training. I know there are some who think bikini girls don’t train. How hard do you have to train, personally, to do a bikini competition?
SH: My training is different in Bikini then it was in Figure, in that I spend more time in the gym. Not lifting, but cardio.
I do still lift heavy, because I love it.
In the off-season, I lift five to six days a week, and I lift hard and heavy. When I get to my on-season, it's all about shaping those muscles and getting long and lean. My cardio goes up to two-a-days immediately, and my lifting goes down to three times a week.
This is hard for me, because I hate cardio! I do know it's a necessary evil, so I try to make it as fun as possible with HIIT. I don't allow myself to get bored.
AZ: What’s in store for your future? What will we see you do next?
SH: I'm not 100% sure yet, but I'm thinking I'm going to do the Arnold.
I'm enjoying my off season, but I'm itching to get back on stage again!
I am planning on getting my own personal training certification this winter. I design my own suits, and I'd like to start marketing those.
I'm also hoping to start doing make-up for competitors. I've done it for myself for forever. I did a few girls this year, including brand new Figure Pro, Kaylen McKenzie when she won the overall at he North Americans.
I have a lot to contribute to the competition world, and I'm just looking for the right opportunities!
Last edited by Adina Zanolli; November 22nd, 2010 at 08:29 PM.
November 22nd, 2010, 07:30 PM
NPC Bikini Competitions:
NPC Nationals, October 2010 - Bikini, 15th
IFBB/NPC North Americans, September 2010 - Bikini, 9th
The Knoxville Classic, August 2010 - Bikini, 2nd
Junior Nationals, June 2010 - Figure Open, 16th
Southern Classic, June 2010 - Figure Open
Figure America; November 2009 - Figure Open, 4th
Eastern Tennessee Sports Expo; October 2009 - Figure Open, 2nd
Tennessee State Show; August 2009 - Figure Open, 3rd
Knoxville Classic; August 2009 - Figure Open, 2nd
November 22nd, 2010, 07:32 PM
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Website: www.shawnhektor.net
MD Screen Name: ShawnCarla
November 22nd, 2010, 07:35 PM
Click HERE to see MD’s picture gallery of Carla.
Last edited by Adina Zanolli; November 22nd, 2010 at 07:49 PM.
November 22nd, 2010, 07:37 PM
November 22nd, 2010, 07:59 PM
The rest of the story…
Shawn has two dogs, and is engaged to be married.
She works from home, although she has a BS in Music Education from a private Christian college.
If you ask her, she will tell you, “I'm actually very nerdy, as I was in honor society and held down a 4.0 GPA in college a couple semesters!”
She grew up on a farm and was in 4-H for thirteen years.
In case you’re not familiar with 4-H, Shawn says, “This involved things like showing pigs and rabbits at the county fair, and I am your basic domestic diva because of this. I can cook and sew; I'm very good at construction and arts and crafts. I'm the one that takes care of all the home improvements around our house.”
November 22nd, 2010, 08:02 PM
Originally Posted by lil mama
November 23rd, 2010, 01:11 AM
This is really annoying. Way to drum up even more attention that more than likely wasn't that big of a deal. So much hypocrisy it's ridiculous.
November 23rd, 2010, 01:40 AM
its just an interview bro .. relax
Originally Posted by kaizenro
November 23rd, 2010, 06:25 AM
Thanks for this interview Adina
Shawns' a doll with a strong mind and spirit to match the body.
Has anyone noticed that she is obviously "dialing herself in" for "bikini"? I don't know if that is good or bad. I happen to like her a little fuller in the face the same as women in the other divisions when not in "contest" shape. No offense though, but its a commentary on that whole beauty requirement for women that men don't have to deal with.
November 23rd, 2010, 08:22 AM
November 23rd, 2010, 08:35 AM
I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to say my piece... no matter how big or small the issue, it's great to have all sides of the story. Thank you for reaching out!
November 23rd, 2010, 11:18 AM
Shawn is gorgeous, if her personality matched her look i would wife her up in about a min.
November 23rd, 2010, 11:28 AM
"For me, I always saw Playboy as the pinnacle of beauty in a woman, ever since I was in elementary school. I know that's not normal, but that's me!"
That's pretty f#%$ing messed up, why the hell would an elementary school girl even know what's in a porno mag, let alone viewing it as 'the pinnacle of beauty in a woman'.
My daughter is NOT allowed to look at porn, hell, my daughter doesn't even know what porno is...
I don't think t'n'a competitions are a family-suitable event even without 'wardrobe malfunctions'.
November 23rd, 2010, 11:32 AM
^^U better tie your daughter up and leave her in the addict because she will find out one day. Nothing wrong with the bikini division for those of us that are not faggot conservatives.
November 23rd, 2010, 11:34 AM
So you think porno mags and t'n'a competitions are OK for little kids?
Originally Posted by Newimage9