The Top Ten IFBB Bikini Competitors in 2010
The Top Ten IFBB Pro Bikini Competitors for 2010
I have done the women of the IFBB Fitness competitions, the ladies of the IFBB Figure competitions, so here is another class in the IFBB.
The IFBB Bikini competition.
Yeah I know, automatically you think of just another bikini contest.
These ladies are just as much athletes as their counterparts in the other competitions.
I said that Figure was like "Bodybuilding Lite", well Bikini is like "Figure Lite".
Several major names in the Figure division have switched over to Bikini and that helps with people taking it seriously.
The Bikini Division is very new, the first official contest was the IFBB Musclecontest Bikini Pro on March 27, 2010.
So after the first year, her are the most popular ladies in the IFBB Bikini Division.
Just having fitness star Dina Al-Sabah compete in a division gives it credibility.
In case you don't know who she is, Dina was the first Arab athlete to ever get an IFBB pro card and she was the first female Arab athlete to compete on the Olympia stage.
Dina has competed since 1999 in the Figure division, but this year she competed at five different IFBB contests and came in 5th at the 2010 IFBB Tournament of Champions, 5th at the 2010 IFBB Jacksonville Pro, 6th at the 2010 IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships and 10th at the 2010 IFBB Olympia in the Bikini competition.
Oh, did I mention that Dina is 36?
This beautiful young lady that used to be in a "Girl Band" with Britney Spears (yep, THAT Britney Spears) really shone in 2010.
Amanda Latona won the 2010 IFBB Sacramento Pro, came in 5th at the 2010 IFBB Olympia, she won the 2010 IFBB Europa Super Show and she came in 3rd at the 2010 IFBB MuscleContest Pro Bikini.
Lovely Monique (Minton) Ricardo is one of the most popular fitness beauties I have ever done any articles on.
This five foot ten, 144 pound lady is not only a fitness star, but she is pretty darn good at martial arts,
She competed at the Naga Europa (The North American Grappling Association), and won a gold medal in the no gi division.
I keep wondering if we will see "Momo" in MMA one day.
As far as Bikini goes she came in 2nd at the 2010 IFBB MuscleContest Pro Bikini, 8th at the 2010 IFBB Europa Super Show and 8th again at the 2010 IFBB Olympia.
Tianna Ta made the cross over from "just" being a gorgeous model into actually competing.
This Vietnamese beauty came in 4th at the 2010 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini, 10th at the 2010 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding & Bikini Championships and 16th at the 2010 IFBB Olympia.
I think 2011 will be even bigger for her.
Brazilian bombshell Nathalia Melo Moreira literally came out of nowhere and started winning contests.
She came in 1st at both the 2010 IFBB Europa Show of Champions and the 2010 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini, came in 3rd at the 2010 IFBB Europa Super Show and came in 2nd at the 2010 IFBB Olympia.
This five foot eight, 135 pound, blonde haired, hazel eyed beauty had a pretty good 2010.
She came in 7th at the 2010 IFBB MuscleContest Pro Bikini, she won the 2010 IFBB Europa Battle of Champions and came in 9th at the 2010 IFBB Olympia.
Dianna reminds me a lot of WWE Diva Maryse in some pictures.
Speaking of good years, Laura Calderon had one too.
She came in 1st at the 2010 NPC National Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships, got her Pro Card and came in 4th at the 2010 IFBB Sacramento Pro.
This Hungarian born fitness model started 2010 off big by winning at the 2010 IFBB Arnold Amateur International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships and the 2010 IFBB John Simmons 202 & Bikini.
She dropped off at the 2010 IFBB Olympia though, coming in 16th.
Well if fitness doesn't work out, I can see her going into mainstream modeling easily.
Personal Trainer, Nutrition Consultant and now IFBB Bikini Pro Alison Rosen was quite busy this year.
She came in 2nd at the 2010 NPC Junior National Championships, 4th at the 2010 NPC Team Universe & National Fitness Championships, 1st at the 2010 NPC USA Championships, got her Pro Card and came in 1st at the 2010 IFBB Jacksonville Pro, came in 2nd at the 2010 IFBB Europa Super Show and 6th at the 2010 IFBB Olympia.
Which should give you some idea how tough the judging is at the Olympia.
You may know her as Stacey Oster but now it's Stacey Thompson.
Are all the IFBB Bikini Pros getting married at once?
Stacey wasn't in a lot of competitions, but she came in 4th at the 2010 IFBB MuscleContest Pro Bikini and 5th at the 2010 IFBB Jacksonville Pro (Figure not Bikini).
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The Best of the Rest
Here are some more fitness beauties that just didn't quite make it into the Top Ten.
Not for a lack of trying though!
IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model Khanh Nguyen is only four foot, eleven inches tall?
I think that makes her the tiniest out of all the contestants.
And this lady may have also been the busiest out of all the contestants with seven competitions in 2010!
2010 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro - 9th
2010 IFBB Houston Pro Figure & Bikini - 8th
2010 IFBB Olympia - 16th
2010 IFBB Jacksonville Pro - 12th
2010 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding & Bikini Championships - 12th
2010 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini - 9th
2010 IFBB Europa Show of Champions - 6th
Only slightly taller than Khanh is five foot even Christina Vargas.
Christina not only competes, but has her own line of bikinis.
2010 IFBB Tournament of Champions - 7th
2010 IFBB Jacksonville Pro - 19th
2010 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini - 9th
Has been in fitness and worked as a personal trainer for over 15 years.
Plus, she has been studying nutrition for more than 10 years and she has a B.S. in Holistic Nutrition.
She's also the owner and head instructor at The Ultimate Fit Camp
2010 IFBB Tournament of Champions - 14th
2010 NPC USA Championships - 1st
2010 NPC California State Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships - 4th
Okay, if this list were done by wins and not internet popularity, this little lady would be number one easy.
Sonia Gonzales is five foot even and weighs in at 108.
But she is the proof that good things come in small packages....
2010 IFBB Olympia - 1st
2010 IFBB Tournament of Champions - 1st
2010 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini - 2nd
2010 IFBB MuscleContest Pro Bikini - 1st
2010 IFBB New Zealand Pro Figure & Bikini - 1st
Public Relations rep, fitness model, IFBB Bikini Competitor and FMG Athlete Missy Coles had a pretty good year herself.
2010 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro - 5th
2010 IFBB Olympia - 14th
2010 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding & Bikini Championships - 1st
2010 IFBB Europa Show of Champions - 3rd
The pictures of these lovely ladies came from two fantastic online fitness sites.