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She was born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands, from a Dutch mother and an Indonesian father. During her childhood she lost two brothers, causing much grief to her mother, who laid a larger responsibility on Juliette, the oldest child. That period in her life, she believes, made her a disciplined and responsible person.
She began training in 1981, but didn't become a bodybuilder until 1983, after having attended to a female bodybuilding contest where she got a very good impression of the competitors. By the end of that year she would enter her first competition, where she placed first.
In 1984 she won the Dutch National Championship and renewed her title in 1985. Later that same year she qualified for the World Championship, where she obtained first place. By the end of 1985 she competed in her first Ms. Olympia , but did poorly with a 14th place.
In 2001 she got the first place in the lightweight and overall categories of Ms. Olympia , repeating her success the next year with first place in the lightweight category.
- 1984-1985 Dutch national champion
- 1985 European champion
- 1985 Amateur world champion
- 1986 Pro world champion
- 1986 Pro world champion (mixed pairs with Tony Pearson )
- 2001 Ms. Olympia , 1st place lightweight and overall
- 2002 Ms. Olympia, 1st place lightweight
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