Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have done bold photo shoots. What advice you wish to give to the women of today to be body confident in order to do such bold modeling?
Ms. Pauline Nordin: Whatever you choose to do modeling wise, as in what to show of your body, in what fashion and in what forum, always make sure you know WHY you do it.
What’s the motive? It’s tempting to go for the typical ‘Hello there, I’m sexy’ pinup style fitness shoots, but once you go there, unless you have a plan, you’ll always be a fitness bimbo instead of someone of expertise and knowledge. My most sensual photo shoots have always had an edge to them. I’ve always directed them so I am portrayed as the strong, independent feminist I truly am. My most daring photos were published in Muscle Mag’s American Curves, it was their biggest feature ever published with 18 pages with
None of them were showing a woman being there to simply ‘please the man’ or being eye candy without determination and integrity. This is why it’s exciting that the feature is as popular amongst guys as amongst women! And I’m talking about straight women who see my photos and it gives them motivation to hit the gym.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us about your experience as the trainer, diet coach and the leader for the Swedish team that you led your country to victory in 2006’s Biggest Loser?
Ms. Pauline Nordin: It was 3 months of being a psycho drill sergeant/psychotherapist/diet coach/trainer/friend/nightmare to my team. I taught them the fighter diet principles before I even knew them as fighter diet. I won their confidence and trust as I walked with them for a 6 hour hike in the middle of nowhere in Estonia. It was intense. Producers didn’t understand the amount of physical labor needed to lose 10 lbs a week for several weeks. Once the contenders were doing spinning for 8 hours NON STOP. It was cut down to 15 seconds of the show….To this day I still can’t believe these people sat on those tiny bike seats for 8 hours for television and entertainment…
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us about your endeavor of being featured in “The Butt Bible” by NBC/Universal – a workout video complete with a fitness system?
Ms. Pauline Nordin: NBC wanted to make a workout DVD for the mainstream audience. They bought my creation the Butt Bible and I created a circuit training variation of it. It was so popular it outsold Jillian Michaels dvds when it launched. It was a record in downloads, I can’t remember how many, but pavel might have the info if you want. The butt bible workouts are on youtube, I have not watched it myself. People loved it for my “Pauline-ism” which was my way of almost rapping during the workouts. It was a new thing: fitness made fun. Yes, to me it MUST be done with humor. Without humor we’re dead. NBC stopped selling the DVD when the fitness section of NBC (exercise tv) didn’t stay in business which was sad because it was the season when I just got working with them and despite my DVD selling so well they had internal issues that affected the Butt Bible.