Angelica Teixeira, a native of Brasil who now lives in Bergenfield New Jersey, prevailed in a hard-fought battle for the prestigious prize.
Teixeira, who won her sixth contest overall and fifth in a row, received congratulations from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, $7,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and the champion’s trophy from Catherine Colle Midway Labs USA and Eric Hillman of Optimum Nutrition.
The remainder of the Bikini International top six:
- 2nd place: Janet Layug of Lakeland, Fla., received $3,000 and a trophy from ROGUE Fitness and Blackstone Labs.
- 3rd place: Casey Samsel of Antioch, Tenn., received $2,000 and a trophy from Optimum Nutrition and Jan Tana.
- 4th place: Romina Basauldo of Argentina, received $1,000 and a trophy from Animal and the Columbus Dispatch.
- 5th place: Jennifer Ronzitti of Glen Burnie, Md., received $1,000 and a trophy from Rivalus and VPX.
- 6th place: Breena Martinez of Walnut Creek, Calif. received $1,000 and a trophy from Bodybuilding.com and LYFT.
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Photos courtesy Arnold Sports Festival (Dave Emery).