Ten women will take the stage at the 2012 IFBB Pacific USA Pro Bikini in beautiful San Diego, California. Given the number of pro cards awarded each year in the bikini division, it’s surprising to see so few competitors. While the numbers may not be the highest, the field is competitive.
The Hardbody Breakdown: Our West Coast Correspondent Ron Avidan will be covering the action from California. We’ll see a group of competitors where the physiques could not be more different. It will be interesting to see which direction the judges of this show decide to go. Check out the 411 on each competitor below.
2012 IFBB Pacific USA Pro Bikini
1. Noy Alexander – Noy is wasting no time jumping into the pro ranks after turning pro at the NPC USAs last month. She is one of the shorties in the group and brings a bit more muscle than some of the other women in this line up but has a look that should be in the top spots.
2. Narmin Assria – Narmin is another shortie but has positioned herself as one of the leading ladies in the Olympia Qualification Series. She is currently tied for the lead and a win would give her an automatic birth to the Olympia. If she finishes in the top five, which she undoubtedly will she will take the lead. Look for Narmin to be in the top spots.
3. Tiffany Marie Boydston – Tiffany has already locked in her spot for the Olympia and the pressure is off her to qualify. She’ll likely be in the top five here however she’ll have her work cut out for her for the win. She’ll need to bring more booty to the stage if she hopes to take home the top spot.
4. Abbie Burrows – Abbie will be one of the taller competitors and could dwarf Narmin and Tiffany when they stand next to each other. You never know what you’re going to get with Abbie. She could win or she could be 5th. Look for her to be in the top callout and if her suit fits her, she poses in a relaxed manner she’ll be the one in the top spot once again. If she is distracted and shows up like her Arnold showing she’ll be on the outside looking in.
5. Jennifer Dietrick – Jennifer has one of the best booties in this line up and could be in the top spots. She is always right on the bubble but given the competition, she’ll have a tough time cracking the top five.
6. Maureen Doherty – Maureen took top honors in her fist show at the 2011 NPC Border States. She finished in second at the 2012 Team Universe event, where she earned pro status. Maureen could be in the deep end of the bikini pool at this show but if she can crack the top five it would be a victory.
7. Diana Harbort – Diana also turned pro at the 2012 Team Universe event and will make her debut here. Diana picked a tough show to make her debut at and will likely be on the outside looking in on a top spot. If she can improve from her Team U look it will be a victory for her.
8. Christie Marquez – Christie gets the award for most persistent competitor of the year. She’ll improve on her New Orleans finish and if she can crack the top five it would be a win for her. It’ll be tough but don’t rule her out.
9. Taylor Matheny – Taylor has the looks, she has the physique but her only real downfall is her posing and presentation. If she can present in a bit more controlled, polished manner she should be a top contender. Look for her to be in the mix for a top spot.
10. Crystal Rose Matthews – Cystal would likely match up the closest to Abbie Burrows in this line up. She’s a bit taller than most of the competitors and has a bit more muscle. Will she be compared to Abbie? It all depends on what she brings to the stage. She was towards the bottom of the pack at the 2012 Pittsburgh Pro, her pro debut and has no where to go but up.
2012 IFBB Pacific USA Pro Bikini
1. Noy Alexander – Las Vegas, Nevada
2. Narmin Assria – Murietta, California
3. Tiffany Marie Boydston – Las Vegas, Nevada
4. Abbie Burrows – Las Vegas, Nevada
5. Jennifer Dietrick – West Toluca Lake, California
6. Maureen Doherty – Henderson, Nevada
7. Diana Harbort – Scottsdale, Arizona
8. Christie Marquez – Santa Monica, California
9. Taylor Matheny – Newport Beach, California
10. Crystal Rose Matthews – Denver, Colorado
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