Results: IFBB Pro World Bikini Championships

IFBB Bikini Pro, India Paulino keeps hip-popp’n her way to the top. The sassy Floridian notched another pro win to her bikini belt at the 2012 IFBB Pro Wold Championships held in Miami, Florida. India won in unanimous fashion, at least on the judges’ score sheets, over a competitive line-up.

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Second place went to Lacey DeLuca who edged out new-comer Yarelis Gonzales by two points. Personally, I had Yarelis winning the show. She was the most relaxed, confident and poised on stage during the pre-judging rounds. She also had nice balance of being tight and toned. Lacey presented in a polished manner and many people often comment on her nice hair. I wouldn’t place her as high she does simply because of her lower half. I’d like to see a much tighter backside to finish in the top spots. Just my opinion and the judges obviously see things differently than me. It’s no knock on Lacey and a second place finish in this line-up is an accomplishment for her. The always classy Yeshaira finished in fourth. I would have had her in the top three but she’s had an impressive 2012 season and is consistently a threat to the top spots. Rounding out the top five was Aly Veneno in her pro debut. Aly could continue to be in the mix of each show if she shows up in similar fashion. Monique Gantt was just outside the top five and presented her best look as a pro to date.

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IFBB Pro World Bikini Results:
1. India Paulino
2. Lacey DeLuca
3. Yarelis Gonzalez
4. Yeshaira Robles
5. Aly Veneno
6. Monique Gantt
7. Gigi Amurao
8. Ashley Wade
9. Talia Terese
10. Nicole Moneer-Guerrero
11. Nikola Weiterova
12. Janet West
13. Brittney Young
14. Stefanie Bambrough
15. Jessica Fletcher
16. Adrienne Crenshaw
16. Bernadett Matassa
16. Jennifer Dawn
16. Maria Annunziata
16. Trina Goosby

All She Does Is Win-Win-Win, Natalie Planes wins in Miami

Heading into the final IFBB Fitness show of the year not many (if any) pundits were talking about Natalie Planes. Natalie flew under the radar heading into the IFBB Pro World Championships (her pro debut) but made her presence immediately known during the Fitness Routines. She was fourth heading into the routine round and won in convincing fashion on the judges’ score sheets. The routines count for 2/3 of the overall score and a solid routine propelled Natalie to her first win, in her first pro show. Natalie won the 2012 NPC Atlantic States and Team Universe before heading into this show.

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Whitney Jones brought an improved physique to the stage and tied for second in the routine round, locked up a second place finish. Ryall Graber-Vasani, who many thought could win the show, had to settle for third. She was the unamious winner in the physique round but the judges didn’t favor her in the routine rounds which dropped her down to third. Fiona Harris was another contender who many thought could win the show but again the routine round plagued the Canadian and kept her out of the top spots.

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2012 IFBB Pro World Fitness Results:
1. Natalie Planes
2. Whitney Jones
3. Ryall Graber-Vasani
4. Diana Montiero
5. Fiona Harris
6. Nikki Venzara
7. Amanda Hatfield
8. Debbie Fowler
9. Jennifer Bishop-Kernaghan

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