Complex Figures

PacificSD's first-place Hotbody Contest winner, Scott Kemp.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BREVIN BLACH
Shot on location at The Sporting Club at the Aventine, La Jolla

After months of anticipation, the protein powder has finally settled. Nearly 20,000 votes were
cast, and the results are in: PacificSD's 2011 Hotbody Contest winner is (drum roll)...Scott Kemp, a professional paintball player from Pacific Beach .

Congratulations, Mr. Kemp. Your Hotbody photo garnered the highest average score: 9.33.

Initially, the plan had been to conduct the contest via Facebook, and then tally the "likes" to pick a winner. Problem was, some of our Hotbody neighbors (you know who you are) posted pics so racy, Mr. Zuckerberg nearly yanked our page for good. ("Nudity" turns out to be more subjective than we had thought.) So, we moved the Hotbody pics to our website and let the ranking begin.

In the end, more than 1,500 people ranked the photos-10 for way hot; 1 for, um, not-for a grand total of 19,073 votes. The competition was as tight as our winners' abs.

Coming in second place was Shirley Moran, a 39-year-old mother of three, with an average score of 9.28. That's one hot Momma!

Rounding out the top six were Meli Charman and Lizzie Hopkins for the women, and Xavisus Gayden and James Clippinger for the men.

Congratulations to the winners, a big Muah! to all of you who had the exercise balls to submit your photos, and thank you to everyone who voted online.

The moral of this story: It's what's on the inside that counts, but the outside looks better in pictures. (Well, that and, when it comes to posting pics on Facebook, racing stripe does not equal bikini.)

Arm Candy

Scott Kemp
Age: 25
Occupation: Professional paintball player and student
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
Current Neighborhood: Pacific Beach

How do you energize yourself prior to workouts?
I'm always pumped mentally for the gym. Oh, and I drink pre-workout drinks: 10 grams of branched-chain amino acids, 10 grams of glutamine and a nitric oxide supplement.

How often do you work out, and for how long?
Every day, sometimes twice a day, for about one-and-a-half to two hours each session. Most people would say, "Well, I don't have time to work out that long." Guess what? It's called, "get up earlier."

What jam fuels your workouts most?
Monster by Professor Green.

What's the biggest mistake you see people making at the gym?
Guys trying to push more weight than they can handle, because they let their egos get in the way. They end up never getting a full range of motion and cheat themselves.

What do you do to make your arms look so great?
I train every major muscle of my body individually. In order to have bigger or greatlooking arms, you have to have well-developed biceps, triceps and shoulders. You also have to have a fairly low body-fat percentage or you won't have high definition.

When you were a kid, did you have a hardbodied idol that inspired you?
I always looked up to Arnold. He dreamed big and turned his dreams into reality.

Which wild animal do you most closely resemble?
A Tyrannosaurus Rex, because I'm a fierce carnivore.

Look Whose Back

Shirley Moran
Age: 39
Occupation: Personal trainer Hometown: San Diego
Current Neighborhood: Escondido

How do you energize yourself prior to workouts?
By eating a clean breakfast, eggs and Ezekiel toast, one hour prior to my workout.

How often do you work out, and for how long?
Five to six times a week, about one hour to an hour and a half each session.

What jam fuels your workouts the most?
I listen to music during cardio only-Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, P.O.D. I have to be able to communicate with my trainer during my training sessions.

What's the biggest mistake you see people making at the gym?
Improper form-it defeats what they're trying to accomplish.

What do you do to make your back look so great?
I work on my back once a week. My trainer constantly changes the workout to confuse the muscle group.

What's the most out-of-shape you've ever been?
I was most out of shape after my pregnancies. I have three kids and gained 50 pounds during each one.

What high-calorie or fatty food is your greatest weakness?
Sweets-especially by Michelle Coulon Dessertier, in La Jolla.

Chest To Impress

Xavisus Gayden
Age: 31
Occupation: U.S. Marine Corps career planner, music producer
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Current Neighborhood: Vista, Calif.

How do you energize yourself prior to workouts?
Yok3d, which is a brand new nitric oxide pill that brings ferocious pumps to a whole new level.

How often do you work out, and for how long?
At lunchtime and after work for an hour to two hours. I usually get in at least two-and-ahalf to three hours a day for at least five or six days a week. Sometimes I could go seven days.

What jam fuels your workouts most?
I'm a huge fan of R&B, but I love rap music as well. Some of my favorite artists are Juvenile, B.G. and Ludacris. I also tend to mix my own music in there, songs that I have written and performed.

What's the biggest mistake you see people making at the gym?
People executing exercises with entirely too much weight, which prevents them from isolating the muscle or muscle group they are working on. Bad form can lead to imbalance.

What do you do to make your chest look so great?
Normal bench presses are executed with barbells. I use dumbbells. I also try to maintain high reps with heavy weight. Forced reps are also a great help if you have a spotter.

Have you ever dated anyone you met at a gym?
No, but I asked someone before and I got stood up. I normally wouldn't ask, but I was at a stage where I wanted to try something new, LOL.

Which wild animal do you most closely resemble?
I love white tigers, so I would definitely go with a tiger. Tigers can be vicious and at times very content or humble. I've been called a gentle giant because I have that southern hospitality...and I believe I'm a gentleman.

A Leg Up

Meli Charman
Age: 30
Occupation: Owner (and dancer) of Lipstik Inc. Productions
Hometown: Millbrae, Calif.
Current Neighborhood: Hillcrest

How do you energize yourself prior to workouts?
By eating a good meal and hydrating, taking a pre-workout drink, stretching and drinking weight gainer during my work out.

How often do you work out, and for how long?
I work out four to five times a week for one to one-and-a-half hours.

What jam fuels your workouts most?
High-energy music, especially the La Bomba mix by Von Kiss.

What's the biggest mistake you see people making at the gym?
Lifting weights or using equipment inappropriately. This can really be dangerous and ineffective. The best thing to do is to get a session with a trainer or ask a staff member if you're unsure.

What do you do to make your legs look so great?
Lunges, squats, sumo squats, leg presses, bridges, step-ups, Stairmaster and dance classes.

When you were a kid, did you have a hotbodied idol that inspired you?
I loved Madonna in the '90s, because she had a muscular, dancer body. Her arms and abs have always been on point.

What's your favorite cheesy fitness film?
DodgeBall. I love Ben Stiller's character, a wealthy meat-head gym owner that turns normal "nobodies" into lean, mean, superfine "somebodies." It is completely ridiculous.

Hard Core

James Clippinger
Age: 27
Occupation: Fulltime student and owner of a window-washing business
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Current Neighborhood: Mission Valley

How do you energize yourself prior to workouts?
Hanging from the pull-up bar to stretch my body.

How many times a week do you work out, and for how long?
Four days a week, for about 45 minutes per workout.

What jam fuels your workouts most?
House music, country or '90s R&B.

What's the biggest mistake you see people making at the gym?
Being inconsistent in actually going. You have to show up.

What do you do to make your abs look so great?
8 Minute Abs, the DVD, and eating right-small portions.

What's your favorite cheesy fitness film?
8 Minute Abs. They're in spandex, and it's from the '80s.

Butt Of Course

Lizzie Hopkins
Age: 25
Occupation: Model
Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.
Current Neighborhood: Pacific Beach

How do you energize yourself prior to workouts?
Eat! Usually some form of protein and good carbs-fruit, whole grains, et cetera.

How often do you work out, and for how long?
On a good week, five days-usually for an hour or so at a time.

What jam fuels your workouts the most?
House/electronica/dance.

What's the biggest mistake you see people making at the gym?
When I go to 24 Hour Fitness in P.B., most people aren't working out at all. It's more of a social scene.

What do you do to make your butt look so great?
Eat well and often, work out five to six times a week and dance my butt off every chance I get.

Have you ever dated anyone you met at a gym?
Yes, a trainer...shhhh.

What's your favorite cheesy fitness film?
Tae Bo by Billy Blanks is so '90s, but I love it. And it really is a great workout. I don't care what anyone says.

What high-calorie or fatty food is your greatest weakness?
Chicken fingers, chocolate and In-N-Out . I often give in to my cravings, but eating "unhealthy" food is much better than not eating at all. I just try to work out twice as hard.

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