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2013 Olympia Weekend: Dana Linn Bailey Wins Women's Physique Showdown

The IFBB's newest division finally has an Olympia winner: Dana Linn Bailey. This hands-down favorite gave it her all and is now the face of physique!

History was made on the Olympia stage this morning as the Women's Physique Showdown named its queen. The bodies on these competitors hearkened back to the "classic" 1970 and '80s look, and those who have an interest in bodybuilding history and a nose for the new and exciting have plenty to be happy about.

Well-deserving of first prize, Dana Linn Bailey came in looking full and beautifully proportioned. She also nailed her conditioning: not so hard as to appear stringy, but not so soft that you couldn't appreciate her stunning muscularity. An emotional Dana accepted her trophy and award for $10,000, giving thans first and foremost to her huge fanbase. "Without the fans," she said. "This sport wouldn't exist."

1st Place, Dana Linn Bailey

Physique Top 5

  1. Dana Linn Bailey
  2. Tycie Coppett
  3. Sara Hurrle
  4. Toni West
  5. Patricia Mello

Best Physiques Forward

In the confirmation round, Tycie and Dana were called first. Although she was ultimately outmatched by Dana, Tycie Coppett deserves recognition. She posed like a seasoned pro and brought an ultra-competitive physique to the stage. The judges made it a point to describe how tight the competition was. The other competitors in the first callout were Sara Hurrle, Patricia Mello, Jillian Reville, and Toni West.

2nd Tycie Coppett, 3rd Sara Hurrle, 4th Toni West, 5th Patricia Mello

Sara Hurrle looked incredible; I had no doubt she'd be in the top three, and she'll be one to watch in coming years. Toni West made a huge move by jumping over Patricia Mello to grab that fourth spot. Mello rounded out the top five, the first time she has landed anywhere out of the top two.

For the second call out, the judges asked Karin Hobbs, Juliana Malacarne, Tamee Marie, Karina Nascimento, and Venus Nguyen to come to center stage. Malacarne looked to be a little muscular to fit the top five, whereas Karin Hobbs seemed a little small in comparison with the champs. In the third callout came Mikalia Soto, Jamie Pinder, Sabrina Taylor, Valerie Gangi, and Mindi O'Brien, completing the impressive field.

The Future of Physique

With the first Women's Physique Olympia Showdown now in the books, we can say that the prospects of the newest IFBB competition certainly look bright. The field was competitive and the fans were clearly appreciative of their heroines. Expect more great things from this fledgling division in the coming years.



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Awesome job Dana. No competition that could compare to your physique.

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Congratulations DLB!!! It was an extremely strong line up.

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I can't really see anyone coming close to DLB for a good long while.

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Great job DLB! Physique looked amazing.

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DLB KILLED IT!!! GREAT JOB!!!

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DLB KILLED IT!!! GREAT JOB!!!

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Congrats DLB!! You looked amazing up there!

Sep 28, 2013 7:16pm | report
 
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Congratulation DLB!!! Knew you had it!

Sep 28, 2013 7:19pm | report
 
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Congratulations DLB!!! You're the best of the best!

Sep 28, 2013 7:20pm | report
 
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W00T!! There is no one better!! Congrats to her!!

Sep 28, 2013 9:01pm | report
 
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There was no way DLB was going to lose. She looked unreal at her last show and today!

Sep 28, 2013 9:03pm | report
 
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Yay yay yay yay! How appropriate that the first ever physique pro should win the first physique Olympia! Well deserved!

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DLB looks unreal :-0 her physique is poetic! Huge fan of hers..

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Nice job Dana, you deserve it!

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oh lawdy

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Wow good job

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What's the difference between women's physique and men's physique???

The women have bigger legs!! hahahaha little girly men

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do you even lift?

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So good to see! She has worked her *** off.

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DLB brought home the big W good job!!!

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You are just too bad@$$!!! You go girl! Can't wait to meet you next week at the Natural Northern Ohio Bodybuilding Championships in Lakewood, OH.

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She deserved it I love DLB!

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Wow great job DLB!! Congrats on your new accomplishment....

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It was a long journey and you did it all the best in the future you deserve the best ;-)

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I was so glad to see Dana take the win! She deserved it!

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