Your 2020 Ms. Olympia is Andrea Shaw, who emerged victorious to become the 12th ever champion of the division. For the first time in six years, the Ms. Olympia contest returned in Orlando, FL, in 2020.
The reigning 10-time Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle — the most decorated bodybuilder in Olympia history — announced her return in July 2020 to compete against 15 of the world’s best, including the 2005 Ms. Olympia champion Yaxeni Oriquen, who were all vying to become the first Ms. Olympia since 2014.
Unfortunately, Kyle had to withdraw from the 2020 Ms. Olympia contest after missing pre-judging due to illness (originally confirmed to BarBend by President & Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon. Specific details regarding Kyle’s illness have not been disclosed).
In the pre-judging, four competitors had made it to final callouts: Helle Trevino, Andrea Shaw, Margie Martin, and MayLa Ash. Ultimately, it was Shaw who claimed the prize.
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Final Standings For The 2020 Ms. Olympia Contest
Winner — Andrea Shaw
Second Place — Margie Martin
Third Place — Helle Trevino
Fourth Place — MayLa Ash
Fifth Place — Irene Anderson
This was the second major bodybuilding victory for Shaw in December. The Michigan native also placed first at the 2020 IFBB Rising Phoenix World Championships on Dec. 5, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Filling Out The Top Five
Margie Martin’s second-place finish is her best performance at the Ms. Olympia contest to date. In 2010, she ranked 10th. Martin is a two-time Rising Phoenix World Champion (2015-16) and was the runner-up in 2018 and 2019.
Helle Trevino made her Ms. Olympia debut in 2003 to a fifth-place finish. This third-place finish marks the best finish at the Olympia of her career. She is a two-time Rising Phoenix World Champion (2017, 2019) and has three additional top-five finishes — second in 2015, fourth in 2016, and fifth in 2018.
With the absence of the Ms. Olympia contest, MayLa Ash competed in the Women’s Physique division. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, she ranked 16th, 14th, and 11th, respectively.
This was Irene Anderson’s Olympia debut. Previously, she made four appearances at the Rising Phoenix World Championships, where she ranked 14th in 2015, eighth in 2016, 13th in 2017, and third in 2018.
Featured image from Andrea Shaw’s Instagram page: @mzprettymuscle