Tanji Johnson

Tanji Johnson

Tanji Johnson’s first pro win came at the 2002 Toronto Fitness Classic.

She has credited that win to three things, her faith, her parents and the values she learned while attending the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Johnson was a varsity cheerleader and a member of the cadet Honor Guard and went through several intense military programs like survival training and marine corps officer training. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Humanities and commission as an Air Force officer when she graduated in 1997.

When Johnson separated from the Air Force she gravitated towards fitness looking for a challenging way to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as help change society’s concept of a “real woman”.  She began competing in fitness in 1998 and then took a year off when she got deployed during Operation Allied Force. Since then, she has competed in the Fitness America Pageant, Women’s Tri-Fitness, NPC, and now IFBB, at which she has taken first at the 2011 Arnold Europe Classic.

Place of Birth: Bamberg, Germany

Age: 49

Competition Weight: 116

Competition History

Year League Competition Place
2016 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 4th
2016 IFBB Mr Olympia 2nd
2016 IFBB Arnold Classic Asia 1st
2016 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia 4th
2016 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 6th
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 4th
2015 IFBB Mr Olympia 2nd
2015 IFBB IFBB Vancouver Pro 1st
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Brazil 3rd
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 2nd
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 3rd
2014 IFBB Mr Olympia 3rd
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 3rd
2013 IFBB Mr Olympia 3rd
2013 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 1st
2012 IFBB Mr Olympia 5th
2012 IFBB Flex Pro 4th