Cover image captured by renowned photographer, Michael Brooks, on stage at 2020 2nd Annual IPL Sunshine State Championship & 2nd Annual IPL Florida Pro/Am on July 11 in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

At that contest event Mendi Short placed 1st in Figure Masters and Open as well as 1st in Women’s Athletic Open. Earning her IPL Pro Card in all three.

“I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to be featured, first time ever, on a magazine cover. It’s been an amazing experience from the first moment I stepped on stage. As a breast cancer survivor going on 16 years, seeing myself on a cover is especially mind blowing! I look forward to what this journey holds for me. I can’t wait to see what I can bring to the table next time.” – IPL Pro Mendi Short

The International Physique League is a competitive fitness federation celebrating top “Natural”/drug-tested physiques from around the Globe! The IPL offers 7 divisions of competition including Bodybuilding, Figure, Athletic, Sports Model, Bikini, & Fitness Angels and Evening Gown.

The IPL also offers “Exhibition Divisions” which do not have a Professional level. These divisions include Women’s Bikini Mammas, Men’s Beach Body, Inspiration Transformation, Women’s Themewear & Kids Fitness.

The IPL maintains the “sport feel” of Physique Competition and we will never veer away from that. We are a sport league and will maintain the integrity and spirit of competitive sporting events. TheIPL is not a “Pageant-style” federation. We are also not a bare-bones, nitty gritty operation either. That being said, we do like a little flash and flair and as part of a media company we are looking to create and promote ambassadors who represent true health and fitness.

The IPL is wholly owned by MiBoLife Publishing, the leader in publicity, news, and media for drug-tested Physique Competition.  IPL athletes, contests, and events are featured in the following magazine publications: NATURALMAG, NATURAL BIKINI, NATURAL GAINZ, VIGOROUS & SEAM. Five magazines. Tons of potential cover models and countless articles, features, and spreadsMichael Brooks Photography is always on site capturing the incredible energy and excitement, and looking for the next superstars.

MiBoLife Publishing and the IPL have adjusted Physique Competition for more mainstream appeal. We have severed the sport’s connection with the negative stigmas that have given “Bodybuilding” a bad name for decades. And, we have positioned the sport to attract major sponsors and endorsements, as well as have Olympic games potential.