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Ashley Kaltwasser outduels a tough field to become the new
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2013 Olympia Weekend: Ashley Kaltwasser Grabs The Bikini Crown

The hip-popping, hair-tossing bikini division brought down the house. Although all these stunning women brought their best, only one can call herself champ. Tonight, Ashley Kaltwasser earned that right.

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!

1st Place, Ashley Kaltwasser

Here's how the top six fell into place:

  1. Ashley Kaltwasser
  2. Yeshaira Robles
  3. Stacey Alexander
  4. Nathalia Melo
  5. India Paulino
  6. 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.

2nd Yeshaira Robles, 3rd Stacey Alexander, 4th Nathalia Melo, 5th India Paulino

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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edmilson

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edmilson

I really don't understand the bikini criteria.

Sep 28, 2013 7:13am | report
 
DocFunky

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DocFunky

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.

Sep 28, 2013 3:14pm | report
ACR70BUZZ

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ACR70BUZZ

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!

Sep 28, 2013 4:07pm | report
Bfridey

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Bfridey

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

Sep 29, 2013 9:15pm | report
mikexcore

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mikexcore

the ribs poking out bother me

Sep 30, 2013 8:07am | report
nluce311

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nluce311

Ahh yeah. Great going Ashley. You definitely deserve first place. Looking greater than ever.

Sep 28, 2013 8:04am | report
 
bighurt23

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bighurt23

I dont understand Olympia judging either. I think Stacey Alexander and Yeshaira Robles both have better overall bodies than the winner

Sep 28, 2013 8:30am | report
 
sweet2def

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sweet2def

Jesus, they look effing AMAZING. I'm in AWE!

Sep 28, 2013 12:34pm | report
 
fishnbrah

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fishnbrah

wtf? im sorry but the winner doesn't even look like she lifts at all. Nathalia blew the top 3 out of the water!

Sep 28, 2013 3:17pm | report
 
ACR70BUZZ

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I agree!

Sep 28, 2013 4:09pm | report
cangirl1

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cangirl1

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!

Sep 28, 2013 4:40pm | report
fishnbrah

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fishnbrah

this is Mr Olympia Bikini, they should look like they lift. they should be fitness bikini models, not emaciated, flat butt supermodel look.

Sep 28, 2013 4:56pm | report
Traceyp978

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Traceyp978

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!

Sep 29, 2013 6:05am | report
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plmcute8402

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

Sep 30, 2013 6:23am | report
00Gymrat00

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00Gymrat00

I think Ashley Kaltwasser has an amazing butt but overall I dont like her physique. Amanda Latona was my fav.. I thought she gonna end up 1st

Sep 29, 2013 1:46am | report
 
Cantria

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I love seeing what the judges are looking for in these competions. Im trying to get right for next year myself. I am soo nervous...

Sep 29, 2013 5:57am | report
 
Cantria

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I love seeing what the judges are looking for in these competions. Im trying to get right for next year myself. I am soo nervous...

Sep 29, 2013 5:57am | report
 
Cantria

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Cantria

I wanna compete next year but Im nowhere close to these ladies.. Their bodies are perfect

Sep 29, 2013 6:25am | report
 
Docteur

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Docteur

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 . :)

Sep 30, 2013 1:02pm | report
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Amanda Latona took 6th? Not cool judges not cool at all

Sep 29, 2013 12:10pm | report
 
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Amanda Latona took 6th? Not cool judges not cool at all

Sep 29, 2013 12:10pm | report
 
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Megghan

CONGRATS Ashley!!! Great job!

Sep 29, 2013 1:07pm | report
 
BenjaminVP

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BenjaminVP

I think Nathalia looked the best... Not a big fan of the "soft" bikini look, though.

Sep 29, 2013 11:23pm | report
 
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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.

Sep 30, 2013 7:19am | report
 
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mmm tight and toned, now I see why these girls bring in all that money. I was rooting for Alexander but she needs to watch and make sure her quads do not get too big.

Sep 30, 2013 8:53am | report
 
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