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Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls (born April 23, 1968) is an American professional female bodybuilding champion, fitness, and figure competitor.
Early life and education
Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls (born Kim Chizevsky) was born in 1968 in Charleston, Illinois, the elder of two children. In 1970, the family moved and raised her in Decatur. While attending the E.J. Muffley Elementary School, she engaged in sports such as basketball, volleyball and cheerleading. While attending the Eisenhower High School, she was a multi-sport star there. In addition to participating in volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading, she ran the 100, 400, 800 relay, and mile relay, threw the shot and discus, and did the long jump. Upon graduation from high school in 1986, she then attended Southern Illinois University for three years, where she studied legal and medical secretarial services and worked as a paralegal with the law firm Baird, McCarthy and Rowden. While in college, she joined the dance squad and participated in aerobics.
In 1988, she began dating Chad Nicholls. At the time, she was an aerobics instructor, but Nicholls directed her towards bodybuilding. After three months under Chad’s instructions, Chizevsky-Nicholls, weighing 121 pounds (55 kg) at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), placed second in the lightheavyweight class in the 1989 NPC Jr. Tri State. With the exception of the 1989 NPC Jr. Tri State and 1989 AAU Central USA, Chizevsky-Nicholls would place 1st in every amateur bodybuilding competition she attended. Chizevsky-Nicholls earned her pro card by winning the 1992 IFBB North American Championship, competing at 147 pounds (67 kg).
In her 1993 pro debut, Chizevsky-Nicholls attended her first pro competition, the Ms. International, which she won. In November 1993, she attended her first Ms. Olympia, where she placed fifth. At the 1994 Ms. Intentional, she would place fifth. In 1995, she placed second at the Ms. International and Ms. Olympia.
In 1996, Chizevsky-Nicholls would win the Ms. Intentional and dethroned the Ms. International champion, Laura Creavalle. Also in 1996, she would unseat six-time defending champion, Lenda Murray. This was the first time a pro female bodybuilder would win both the Ms. International and Ms. Olympia in the same year. She would retain her Ms. Olympia title in 1997 against Lenda Murry, who retired afterwords. At the 1997 Ms. Olympia, she competed at 157 pounds (71 kg). In 1998 and 1999, she would win both Ms. Olympia competitions.
Chizevsky-Nicholls decided to retire from bodybuilding after winning the 1999 Ms. Olympia. According to Bill Dobbins, she retired due gender discrimination guidelines set up by the IFBB that advocated for more “femininity” and less “muscularity” in the sport.
Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls is regarded as one of the greatest and most muscular female bodybuilders of all time. She was the first female bodybuilder to win both the Ms. International and Olympia in the same year in 1996. She ranks as the best female bodybuilder in the IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Ranking List until October 22, 2000. In January 2008, Chizevsky was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame.
In May 1993, Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls married Chad Nicholls. They currently live in Springfield, Missouri, with two children.
In July 1995, Chizevsky-Nicholls appeared on Geraldo, along with Bill Dobbins, Lenda Murray, Debbie Muggli, Sharon Bruneau, Debbie Kruck, Sha-ri Pendleton, and Nikki Fuller.
The 2000 documentary Bodybuilders dealing with female bodybuilding and specifically concentrates on Ms. Olympia and the rapid changes that happened to the sport from 1980 to 2000, with Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls being featured and interviewed in the film.
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Evan Le thần đồng Piano 4 tuổi mang gốc tịch Việt
Mới chỉ 4 tuổi, nhưng cậu bé Evan đã được cộng đồng người Việt sinh sống tại Mỹ hâm mộ, ca ngợi là “ thần đồng” khi xem Evan biểu diễn các bản nhạc của Mozart, Beethoven, J.S. Bach.. Evan tên đầy đủ là Evan Duy Quoc Le, sinh năm 2011 tại Torrance, California. Khi Evan lên 3 tuổi, gia đình có mua một cây đàn Piano để anh trai của Evan tập luyện.
Bấy giờ Evan nghe thấy người anh đang chơi một giai điệu, bất ngờ cậu bé Evan chạy lại cây đàn Piano đưa những ngón tay bé xíu bấm vào phím đàn và tạo ra những giai điệu gần giống khiến anh trai và cả gia đình hết sức ngạc nhiên. Bố mẹ liền tìm lớp học đàn Piano cho Evan, nhưng tất cả đều từ chối vì chỉ nhận học viên đủ 5 tuổi, họ cho rằng độ tuổi 3 tuổi sẽ rất khó ngồi học nghiêm túc vì các bé không đủ tập trung
Thế rồi gia đình đưa Evan đến trường nhạc VRMA, sau khi nhìn Evan chơi đàn chỉ trong vòng 2 phút, giảng viên Tường Vân của trường ngay lập tức đã nhận bé vào học. Có kinh nghiệm lâu năm trong việc rèn luyện cho các bé luyện tập Piano nhưng Tường Vân cho hay chưa gặp được bé nào có khả năng đặc biệt như Evan.
Chỉ sau 6 tháng chơi Piano kể từ cuối năm 2014, Evan tham dự cuộc thi Vstars Kid – cuộc thi dành cho trẻ em tài năng gốc Việt từ 6 tuổi đến 15 tuổi tại Mỹ. Sau khi biết về Evan, ban tổ chức đã thay đổi thể lệ và đối tượng tham gia tối thiểu là 4 tuổi để Evan có thể tham gia. Tranh tài cùng nhiều thí sinh khác là các anh, chị đã từng học nhiều năm, nhưng Evan vẫn rất tự tin thể hiện tài năng của mình và đạt được giải thưởng hạng 3.
Nhạc sĩ Laszlo Mezo – cellist nổi tiếng người Hungary – trầm trồ: “Evan là “nghệ sĩ” trẻ tuổi nhất mà tôi từng “hợp tác” từ trước đến nay, nhưng bé có thái độ vô cùng nghiêm túc và chuyên nghiệp trong tập luyện và biểu diễn. Bé có khả năng ghi nhớ ngay lập tức tất cả những sự thay đổi trong bản nhạc mà tôi đưa ra”.
Ngoài khả năng thiên bẩm, Evan còn có khả năng tự sáng tác giai điệu riêng cho mình và có thể đọc và nhớ chính xác bản nhạc cực nhạnh. Gia đình Evan cho biết, có rất nhiều những chương trình giải trí như Ellen Degeneres, America’s Got Talent..ngỏ ý mời Evan tham dự, nhưng gia đình đều từ chối vì các chương trình này mang nặng tính giải trí, khi tham gia sẽ rất cực vì Evan vẫn còn quá nhỏ.
Tuy nhiên với những chương trình giới thiệu tài năng mang tính nghệ thuật thật sự, bố mẹ Evan vẫn chấp nhận cho Evan làm quen dần. Mới đây nhất Evan, vừa quay xong chương trình Little Big Shots – một chương trình giới thiệu các tài năng trẻ của đài truyền hình nổi tiếng NBC, dự kiến phát sóng vào tháng 4/2016 sắp tới.
ABOUT EVAN LE
Evan Le (officially Evan Duy Quoc Le) was born on May 31, 2011 in Torrance, California. Born to parents who do not have any background in music, Evan’s musical journey was not initiated.
It just so happened that Evan’s older brother, Brandon — who was around five at the time — wanted to buy a toy keyboard and was granted his wish. When the boys opened the toy to play Brandon pressed the keys randomly and loudly. To the contrary, Evan — who was two and a half years old — pressed the keys one by one with pauses in between, and listened intently to the sounds coming from the toy. He then pressed the keys again, but this time he turned to his dad and asked “What do you call this?” after pressing each key.
When Evan’s love for music became too apparent, the toy keyboard was replaced by an electric piano. Almost immediately he became obsessed with the piano and spent much time playing it. By the time Evan was three, he was able to listen to simple nursery rhymes and play very similar tunes on the piano, at first with one hand and then with both.
In December of 2014 Evan received his first piano lesson at VRMA from Ms. Tuong Van Nguyen. He is currently under the tutelage of Miss Claudia Yun Xi (La Palma, CA, USA). Besides having perfect pitch, Evan reads and memorizes music pieces incredibly fast. In addition, his ability to compose has amazed his teachers.
Evan likes to go to local parks, theme parks, and children’s museums. His hobbies include playing chess and building with Lego blocks. His favorite subject is Math. It’s a common occurrence for Evan to thank his mom/dad when they give him a packet of math problems to solve; Evan is always eager and ready to learn.
Above all else, Evan loves to compose. Even before he started piano lessons, he would come to the piano many times during the day and play his own tunes with both hands. Whenever he wanted to show his piano skills to others he always insisted on playing his own music rather than music pieces he’s learned. This passion to create continues to this day!
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Nelson Frazier, Jr. (February 14, 1971 – February 18, 2014) was an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE) in the 1990s and 2000s under the ring names Mabel, Viscera, Brother Vis and Big Daddy V. A former WWF World Tag Team Champion and WWF Hardcore Champion, he won the 1995 King of the Ring tournament and wrestled in the main event of that year’s SummerSlam.
Professional wrestling career
Early career (1993)
Frazier began his professional wrestling career under the ring name Nelson Knight, one half of the team “The Harlem Knights” with his partner and storyline brother, Bobby. They wrestled in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) and the Pro Wrestling Federation (PWF), twice winning the PWF Tag Team Championship before signing with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in July 1993.
World Wrestling Federation (1993–1996)
Main article: Men on a Mission
Upon coming to the WWF, The Harlem Knights were given a new gimmick: Nelson became Mabel, Bobby became Mo, and they were given a rapping manager named Oscar. The new team, dubbed Men on a Mission, was introduced to the WWF audience through vignettes portraying them as three African American men trying to make a positive change in inner city neighborhoods. Clad in purple and yellow, they debuted as solid faces.
At WrestleMania X, Men on a Mission defeated the WWF Tag Team champions, The Quebecers, by countout, but did not win the belts. On April 29, 1994, they won the title at a house show in London, England. The Quebecers regained the title two days later in Sheffield, England.
In mid-1994, Mabel began wrestling more singles matches; he was seen as the spectacle of Men on a Mission due to his size, the “special attraction” that got used to make rising stars look good. He competed in the 1994 King of the Ring tournament, defeating Pierre of the Quebecers in the qualifying round before losing to IRS in the quarterfinals. He then had a match that pit “Rap vs. Country” against Jeff Jarrett at Summerslam, which Jarrett won.
Frazier as Mabel (center) with Mo (left) and Oscar (right) as Men on a Mission.
In 1995, after losing a match against the reigning tag team champion-Smoking Gunns, Mabel and Mo brutally attacked them. Shortly thereafter they did it again and followed that attack up by turning on Oscar and beating him up, turning them both heel. Mabel dropped his fun-loving, positive personality in favor of adopting a more thuggish image and received push as a singles wrestler, winning the King of the Ring tournament in June, After that, Mabel became known as King Mabel, with Mo becoming “Sir Mo”, his manager. Mabel was awarded a championship belt, designed and created by belt maker Reggie Parks. The belt, engraved with “King of the Ring”, is one of a kind, as the World Wrestling Federation had not before or since created a belt for the King of the Ring. This belt was never seen on WWF TV.
After his victory King Mabel became the top heel in the company and challenged WWF Champion Diesel at August’s SummerSlam. However, just before SummerSlam the WWF made a decision to turn Davey Boy Smith, one of the company’s more popular wrestlers, against the fans and replace Mabel as the company’s top villain. The turn occurred on the August 21, 1995 edition of Monday Night Raw, where Men on a Mission were to wrestle Smith and Lex Luger, who were then known as The Allied Powers. Luger was not at the event, however, and Smith convinced Diesel to be his partner. Smith then attacked Diesel during the match and joined King Mabel and Sir Mo in assaulting him. The attack was called the “Royal Plan” and at least for a period it appeared that Smith, Mabel, Mo, and Jim Cornette were going to be aligned in the future. This never came to pass……………
Frazier made his film debut in 2009, playing Ginormous in National Lampoon’s 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus. He also appeared as Animal in Wrong Side of Town.
On February 18, 2014, Frazier died of a heart attack, four days after turning 43. He was cremated, and his widow divided the ashes into 500 pendants as gifts for his loved ones.
On the one year anniversary of Frazier’s death, his widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against WWE, alleging that the company had concealed information, misrepresented research and misinformed Frazier and other wrestlers on performance risks relating to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which the suit claims left him with severe short-term memory loss, migraines and depression, which contributed to his death.
The next day, WWE told PWInsider.com, “WWE has not been served with a lawsuit by Cassandra Frazier. If served, we will vigorously contest this lawsuit brought by the same lawyers who have been soliciting people to sue WWE without merit.” WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt expanded upon this in an interview with the Boston Herald, explaining that the company was considering pursuing action against Cassandra Frazier’s attorney, Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in other lawsuits against WWE. McDevitt called Frazier’s death “tragic”, but added: “It’s ridiculous that someone can … try to blame someone because a gentleman with a weight problem died of a heart attack in the shower eight years after he last performed.”