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Laura Creavalle’s Biography


Now retired from competition, she operates Club Creavalle Training Camp, offering personal training, nutrition training, and related services. She also has written two cook books, A Taste of Club Creavalle and The Lite Lifestyle: 150 Ultra Low Calorie Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss!. She also co-authored The Health Handbook with former husband Chris Aceto. Laura has been a feature editor for Muscle & Fitness magazine on low fat cooking in the Muscle Fare column.


She has remarried since December 2000 to Colin Maragh, who both now currently live in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, sells healthy meals through their company, Healthy Gourmet Express, which provides customers with weekly deliveries of 10 meals.

Contest History

1983 Novice Canada – 1st

1983 Toronto Championships – 1st

1983 Ontario Canadian Championships novice – 1st

1985 Toronto Championships – 1st

1985 The Choice of Champions – 1st

1986 NPC Southern California – 1st (HW)

1986 NPC California State – 2nd (HW)

1986 NPC Nationals – 4th (MW)

1986 NPC USA Championship – 1st (LHW and Overall)

1986 NPC USA Mixed Pairs – 1st

1988 IFBB Caribbean Championships – 1st (HW)

1988 IFBB World Amateur Championships – 1st (HW)

1988 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 11th

1989 Pro World – 8th

1989 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 6th

1990 Ms. International – 1st

1990 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th

1991 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd

1992 Ms. International – 3rd

1992 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd

1993 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd

1994 Ms. International – 1st

1994 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd

1995 Ms. International – 1st

1995 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 5th

1996 Ms. International – 2nd

1996 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th

1997 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th

1998 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 5th

1999 Pro Extravaganza – 1st

1999 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd

2002 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 6th (LW)[2]

Amateur Career

During a 1982 trip to Kingston, Jamaica, Creavalle happened upon a women’s bodybuilding contest and was impressed that the competitor who placed third had a body type similar to hers – a lower body proportionally larger than the upper body.

Upon returning to her home in Toronto, Ontario, she began training to become a bodybuilder. Six months later, she entered her first contest, the Novice Ontario Championships, and won the lightweight title. In 1983, she and training partner Tony Melville joined poses and took second place at the Canadian Couples Championships.

A trip to California further stimulated her interest, which resulted in her relocating. In 1986, she won the NPC USA Championships. She earned her pro card by winning the heavyweight class at the 1988 IFBB World Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico.

Professional Career

In 1988, Creavalle made her pro debut six weeks later at the 1988 Ms. Olympia contest, a contest to which she would return 12 more times before her retirement. During her pro career, her home country would appear as both Canada and the United States in the competition scorecard. She was runner-up twice at the Ms. Olympia (1992, 1994) and won three Ms. International titles (1990, 1994–95).


After coming in 6th at the 2002 Ms. Olympia, Creavalle retired from bodybuilding.


Creavalle was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2007. Currently, she is the most successful bodybuilder of Guyanese descent in the world.

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