Janet-Layug
Janet Layug | Biography

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  • Full Name Janet Layug
  • Occupation Bikini Model & Fitness Instructor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
  • Birth Date Dec 29, 1988
  • Age 33 Years, 0 Months
2020 'Miss Bikini Olympia'

Janet Layug | Biography

Former Resident Nurse

In 2014, Layug competed in the Bikini Olympia for the first time. She placed second in the competition. She returned to the competition the following year, but she again placed second. Both times, she placed second behind fitness model Ashley Kaltwasser. However, she said she didn't give up and kept participating in the Bikini Olympia. She placed second for the third time in the competition in 2019. Finally, she became the 'Miss Bikini Olympia' champion after winning the competition title in 2020.


Janet Layug is an American bikini fitness model most recognized for winning the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro Bikini titles multiple times.

Who is Janet Layug?

A health and fitness enthusiast from a very young age, Janet Layug initially began her fitness journey doing workouts and progressing independently. She then briefly pursued a nursing career before launching her fitness career. 

While working as a resident in Lakeland, Layug learned about the Flex Bikini Model Search Championship. She subsequently decided to participate in the show. She decided to hire a personal trainer to make a huge career shift. Layug then made her professional debut in a fitness competition in 2013. Since then, she has won the IFBB Pro Bikini titles five times. She also made up to top-five finishes fifteen times during her professional career.

How old is Janet Layug?

Born on 29 December 1988, Janet Layug is 32 years old as of 2021. 

Early Bio and Education

Layug was born to a Filipino father and Polish mother in Portsmouth, Virginia. Her parents, who both served in the Navy, moved to Florida when Layug was a child. Her father, a Navy retiree, turned 76 years old in April 2021.

Layug graduated from Lake Gibson High School, where she played soccer and served as a cheerleader. After finishing high school, she attended a community college, where she received a nursing degree. She also went to the University of South Florida, where she obtained her registered nursing degree. Then she briefly worked at Lakeland Regional Health Medical center.

Hooters

While still attending nursing school, Layug worked as a waitress at Hooters in Lakeland, Florida. Due to her photogenic looks, she was featured in several Hooters' calendars. In 2014, Hooters named her the 'Miss Hooters International.' Hooters later featured her on the cover of the company's calendar in 2015. 

'Miss Bikini Olympia'

In 2014, Layug competed in the Bikini Olympia for the first time. She placed second in the competition. She returned to the competition the following year, but she again placed second. Both times, she placed second behind fitness model Ashley Kaltwasser. However, she said she didn't give up and kept participating in the Bikini Olympia. She placed second for the third time in the competition in 2019. Finally, she became the 'Miss Bikini Olympia' champion after winning the competition title in 2020.

'Arnold Classic'

Layug made her Arnold Sports Festival debut in 2014. Since then, she won the 'Arnold Classic Australia Bikini' title twice, in 2015 and 2019. On 27 May 2021, Layug shared in an Instagram post that she competed in the Arnold for six consecutive years before winning the 'Arnold Classic Australia Bikini' champion title in 2019 with her family there to witness.

Husband and Family

Although Layug has not disclosed her husband, she is speculated to be married to a former professional baseball player Lance Davis. And their daughter is Briley Sage, born in 2008.

Janet Layug and her daugher Briley Sage
Janet Layug with her daughter Briley Sage in May 2021. (Photo: @janetlayug/Instagram)

Layug gave birth to her daughter at age 20, when she was still at nursing school. Briley was active in gymnastics as of 2018.

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