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Erin Stern: The nice Jewish girl who got really buff [SLIDESHOW]


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/health/article/erin_stern_the_nice_jewish_girl_who_got_really_buff_slideshow_20101214

If you imagined the typical Jewish physique, bodybuilder is probably not what would come to mind. In pop culture, Jews are skinny and bespectacled like Woody Allen, or chubby and unshaven like Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill. Sometimes the rare tough and rugged Israeli shows up, fighting terror and being macho. But big, buff and tan — that’s something you rarely see. So how did a nice Jewish girl end up becoming a champion in the sport of hulking supermen like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman?

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