Tina Plakinger is an author and former World Champion bodybuilder. In the 1980s, she was celebrated as an entertainer and trendsetter, having received awards for both “Best” and “Most Unique Poser” in the professional ranks of women’s bodybuilding. In addition to competing and guest posing, she privately trained Warren Beatty during the filming of Dick Tracey and worked as a spokesperson at U.S. military bases for Joe Weider’s Muscle & Fitness products. Tina’s work extended into television and film, as she starred in Pumping Iron II: The Women; played a recurring role in General Hospital; and had a supporting and stunt role in Armed & Dangerous (1986). As an avid and experienced writer, Tina freelanced for multiple publications, including Muscle & Fitness Magazine and Muscular Development Magazine. She also coauthored a monthly column with Dr. Franco Columbu in Flex Magazine. Tina featured the current whereabouts and lives of former champion bodybuilders for Iron Man Magazine in her monthly column Whatever Happened to…. She also received screenwriter credit for scenes in the motion picture, Liberty & Bash, starring Lou Ferrigno.
But that all changed in 2002, when Tina became a targeted individual within a nationwide underworld of gangstalking networks. She was coerced from her North Hollywood home to the South Bay area, where she lived in community-enforced isolation. She eventually managed to escape in a stolen car with only her two dogs. She is a survivor of smear campaigns, legal corruption, oppression, thievery rings, and satanic worshiping. Treading on Serpents is her first book, aimed at supporting other targeted individuals. The sequel is forthcoming.