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Christopher Saccardo
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Malcolm Marshall
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Qaadir Majeed
Carly Starling Horrel
Julius Page
April Jacobs
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Audreana Cornellisen
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Mark & April Jacobs

Mark Jacobs

Birth date - 1/21/76
Birth place - Wilmington NC
currently live - Charlotte NC
occupation - sales rep for Europa sports products
married to April Jacobs - (IFBB fitness pro)
Current: off season weight - 230lbs
Current: contest weight - 197lbs
Metrolina light weight 1st place and overall winner
NC state lightweight 1st place
JR USA light weight 1st place
NC state middle weight 1st place
NPC nationals light weight 1st place
IFBB Europa pro show finalist

April Jacobs IFBB Fitness Pro

How did you get interested in bodybuilding/working out?
My husband, when we started dating he was into bodybuilding

How was your first show like, any interesting experiences?
I bombed my first show taking dead last. Yes interesting enough the guest poser told me I should look into lipo suction, because without it I would not go anywhere in this sport.

What do you like and dislike about competing?
I love the sport; I am not too fond of the emotional side of it. It plays havoc on a woman's brain to see yourself at contest, and than to see yourself as just a healthy, fit woman. It's like we can never be satisfied with anything but contest shape. Even though it is not realistic or healthy to try to maintain that look .

What are your future goals in this industry?
Now that I have my Pro card I want to use it to help me career wise. I plan on competing but more importantly I want to build a career for myself.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
In ten years I want to see my oldest two children off to college, and
look forward to having a career for myself, and enjoy life with my
wonderful husband.

Please tell us something special about you that most people wouldn't know?
That I came from a horrible background. My childhood was very, very difficult, to say the least. Also that I have overcome a lot of
obstacles to create my own destiny.

Any additional notes? People you would like to thank?
I want to thank mostly my husband and my children. Marc Jacobs for supporting my dreams and being my partner in everything we do, as well as my best friend. My oldest daughter Vanessa, 15 who has shown me in her own life that I did not do too bad at raising her. My middle daughter Veronica, 12 for bringing joy and laughter, even during the roughest part of my diets. Also the youngest. Shayla, 5 who is a combination of all of us in our family. She helps keep us all grounded. All of you competitors who have children remember to let them know how proud you are of them and their support because in this sport our children put up with and tolerate a lot. So hats off to all the children of bodybuilders and fitness competitors. A huge special thanks to all my friends who have supported me through the years.

Competition History:
-1997 Europa Armed Forces- last place
-1998 Metrolina Classic- 3rd
-1998 NC State Championships- 3rd
-1999 NC State Championships- 1st in Tall class Fitness and Overall
-1999 Southern States- 2nd place in Tall class Fitness
-2001 Jr Nationals- 5th place
-2003 NC State Championships- 1st place in Tall Class Figure and Overall
-2003 Jr USA- 3rd place in Fitness and 6th place in Figure
-2003 Nationals- 6th place in Tall Class Fitness
-2005 Nationals- 2nd place in Tall Class Fitness- earning my IFBB Pro Card