2013 Olympia Weekend: Ashley Kaltwasser Grabs The Bikini Crown
This evening, the 2013 Olympia stage was given over to the glitz and glamour that is the bikini division. With big names like Nagrani and Baird out of the running, the competition was as intense as it gets.
Among the ranks of gorgeous women, Ashley Kaltwasser rose to the top! A new face in her division, Ashley turned pro in 2012. But apart from a 10th-place finish at this year's Arnold, she's been in the first or second spot in her last six competitions. Ashley fits the bikini division to a tee—and tonight she was amply rewarded!
Here's how the top six fell into place:
- Ashley Kaltwasser
- Yeshaira Robles
- Stacey Alexander
- Nathalia Melo
- India Paulino
- Amanda Latona
New Yorker Yeshaira Robles came in second. Since her ninth-place finish at the 2012 Olympia, Yeshaira has been on a roll. She earned fourth at the 2013 Arnold Classic and won the New York Pro. Stacey Alexander took third, a gigantic leap from that dreaded 16th spot she was in last year. Stacey may not have been on your radar, but she brought that curvy, fit physique the bikini judges love.
Fourth place went to Nathalia Melo. She looked incredible, but was probably a little too hard for a top-three spot. India Paulino earned fifth place and crowd-favorite Amanda Latona jumped up a spot and came in sixth.
The ever-expanding talent pool makes the Bikini Olympia fun to watch. Nobody has ever won this contest twice in a row. Before we worry about next year, though, we'll let the competitors enjoy tonight's success.
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I've got to agree with you on that one.
They had an article on this site a few days ago that was supposed to explain all the criteria, but it was all so nebulous and nonspecific that I left even more confused than when I started.
I don't understand the criteria and to me the judgement is very very fast...Seems to be a favor the bikini competition on Mr Olympia! Amanda Latona to me 3th or 4th place!
I agree, and I can see all the others look more shredded, is that not what bikini is about?
is it about the amount of ribs showing? eek
They're not supposed to be muscular in the Bikini division. The whole reason the girl who won first last year got 4th this year is because it was way to clear that she lifts! She should consider jumping up to figure!
this is Mr Olympia Bikini, they should look like they lift. they should be fitness bikini models, not emaciated, flat butt supermodel look.
As a newcomer to bikini it is very difficult to know what the judges are looking for.
Ashley looks amazing and trust me you don't get that tight without lifting. That being said I agree I would like to have seen a little more definition in her arms.
I honestly am thrilled when I do a shoulder workout and see all the pretty muscles!
Agree 200% She looks nothing like what we get told they are looking for in Bikini- Im a Amanda Latona fan but the top 2 should of been Nathalia Melo and India Paulino, ashley looks good inb general but treading on the line of over dieted, and def flat
well . u never know .. keep ur head up. work hard.. n make your dream come true.. maybe in the past years they were just like you, and even wondering if would be here today ..b ut they're here.. so we looking forward to see next year .. good luck . :)
I'm going to have to agree with everyone. I personally like the look of the others better. i know someone will get crucified for this comment, but the girl that won I don't feel like her look takes all that much or at least not to the level Id expect from a olympia competition.
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