|Daytime has never looked any better!|
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Hollywood, slowly but surely, is kinda turning the page on how female muscle is portrayed Keyword in that is KINDA. We've still got a long way to go, but progress is being made. These days, Kelly Ripa seems to be the fan favorite when it comes to female muscle in the mainstream world. While she might be the smallest of the nominees this year, she is one of the most recognizable when it comes to muscularity. In fact, it was her willingness to show off her lean arms during several shows of "Live with Regis and Kelly" (which then became the "Live with Kelly show after Regis's departure and now "Live with Kelly and Michael" with the addition of Michael Strathan) that lead to her rising popularity among some of the fitness industry. That, and being a mom doesn't hurt. We don't expect Kelly to lose her "ripped" image anytime soon.
Runner-up: Regina King
Other nominees include Elizabeth Hasslebeck, Alison Victoria, and Katie Couric.