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Candice Perfect – Rising Fitness Competitor & Bikini Sensation


Candice Perfect - Fitness and Bikini Competitor

Briefly share with us your background (Education, Interests, etc.)?

I am one of the most ambitious, dedicated, hardworking, reliable, go-getters you will ever meet. If I say I’m going to do something, I do it… and I do it right. I believe in putting your full effort into things, otherwise why waste your time?

Candice Perfect Bikini Competitor

I am a lifelong Alaskan resident but am moving to Los Angeles, California in July 2012 to pursue opportunities in the fitness industry and to obtain my Master’s of Public Health degree from UCLA. I graduated in 2011 from the University of Alaska Anchorage with various Honors such as: Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, Leadership Honors, Seawolf Leader Award, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Sigma Alpha. I also managed to complete my Bachelor degree in 2 ½ years time!

I wrote my undergraduate senior thesis on the history of various public policies and the impact they have had on the food supply over the years which in turn has contributed to the increasing rates of obesity in the United States. My thesis also covered how various media influences and increasingly favorable portrayals of obesity have altered public perception of the epidemic. During my graduate studies at UCLA, I intend to conduct research similar to the topics in my undergraduate thesis.

My immediate goals in the fitness industry are to earn my IFBB Pro Card and make my pro debut before the end of 2012. Once I earn my Pro Card, I hope to qualify and compete at Olympia and the Arnold Classic. A couple of my longer term goals are to make a name for myself in the fitness industry as someone who is dedicated to helping people achieve their weight loss and fitness goals; I will be looking to build a clientele of people willing and motivated to make a healthy lifestyle change. I would also love the opportunity to become a spokesperson.

Although I’m still new to the industry, I am very creative and intend to own my own brand one day. I am all about self-promotion and have managed to earn several awards and titles within the last couple months.

Here are a couple of my most recent accomplishments:

  • FLEX Magazine Bikini Model Search Finalist, June 2012
  • Team EDGE Timeline Cover Model, June 2012
  • “Girl of the Month” on MuscleProdigy.com, June 2012
  • “Kandy Girl of the Week” in Kandy Magazine, May 2012
  • 2nd place, Physique of the Week Contest

Candice Perfect Fitness Competitor

I have also been lucky enough to be interviewed as a featured fitness competitor and bikini model on several well know fitness resource websites such as DualFit, Directly Fitness, Six Pack Factory, Trimmed and Toned, Fit Body Hype, and Figure Bikini.

Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Fitness Competitor?

There are several people within the industry that I am inspired by and look to for motivation. The person who has inspired me the most however, is my coach from Team EDGE, Ingrid Romero.

I am a very driven, dedicated, and optimistic person with an excellent work ethic. It is rare that I find somebody with the same qualities that I can look to as a role model. Ingrid is not only a wonderful coach, but has become a great friend and someone that I admire as not only a force within the industry but also as a person.

What competitions have you made appearances in? From these, what were your
placements (titles won)?

  • 2nd place, 2012 NPC Los Angeles Amateur Grand Prix
  • 4th place, 2012 IRON MAN Magazine/LA FitExpo Naturally Bodybuilding Championships (my first show EVER!)

Candice Perfect Rising Fitness Competitor

When is your next upcoming show? What will be your competing class?

My next show will be nationals in pursuit of my IFBB Pro Card!! I am 5’4” so I am class C. My next competition is in July at the Jon Lindsay NPC USA National Bodybuilding Championships in Las Vegas!

I will also be competing in September at the FLEX Magazine Bikini Model Search Finals in Las Vegas since I have secured a spot as the June 2012 Online Winner!

Where can fans find out more about you (website, published magazines, etc.)?

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Personal Website
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Twitter
YouTube


Photo Credits: Noel Daganta, Chaz Photographics, Nga Azarian/MuscleContest.com



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Roxanne Patricia – Bikini Athlete


Roxanne competed for the first time May 19th, and came in 2nd in her division! She had an amazing fitness journey losing a lot of weight along the way.
Please read more about Roxanne.
Can you please share with the readers your background and interests?
I was born and raised in Prince George and still live there. I went to UNBC where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, and a Bachelor of Education and I am now a teacher. I have played sports my entire life, and played varsity soccer while going to UNBC. I love to do anything that is active and challenges me, and in my spare time (when I have it) I love to read a good novel.
Who has inspired you the most to become a bikini competitor?
The person that inspired me first to become a fitness competitor is Jenna Servatius and Carol Lama. I had just finished University and was no longer playing varsity soccer and gained almost 30 pounds. I was looking for some inspiration and some guidance on how to lose the weight. My friend Jenna lost over 40 pounds doing a fitness competition and I figured hey I can do that too!!! As I started this journey I was fortunate to have two of the best trainers (Erin Moubray and Angelique Kronebusch) to inspire, and push me to places, I did not even think I could go to. My fiancé and friends have kept me motivated to keep going, and I could not have been so successful without all of these people.
What shows have you competed in, and what were your placements?
The BCABBA Western Canadians was the first competition that I have ever been in. I finished 2nd in bikini division D.
What will be your next competition and competing class?
My next show will be Provincials June 30th, 2012. I will be competing in the bikini division. I will be training hard for the next month, and hopefully with a little luck I can do as well as I did at the Western Canadians.
Where can fans find out more about you?
People can find out more about me on Facebook by adding Roxanne Patricia or see pictures from my competition on muscle insider http://muscle-insider.com/photos/unnamed-gallery-2


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Katia Rice – Bikini Competitor


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I had the pleasure of meeting Katia about a year ago backstage at a competition. That was the night she won her class and overall. One look at her and you could tell she was clearly a winner. Read more about Katia …..

 

 

Tell the readers a little bit about yourself…

I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. A freelance model and bikini competitor, I love to perform.  I am also a lover of the arts. Live jazz music, theatre plays, amusement parks, carnivals and roller skating are a few of my favorite things; and I think sundresses and flip flops are the absolute best! Health and fitness has become a major part of my life and I am committed to living a healthy, stress-free lifestyle.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by people who set goals and follow through. People often ask me about dieting and exercise, but very few people will actually execute a fitness plan. I am also inspired by my own results. When training for a show, my goal is to be better than I was in the previous show. The training is hard, the dieting is harder, but the sense of accomplishment once you have reached your goal makes it all worth it.

What shows have you done and what were the outcome?
SNBF Pro/Amateur Event (11/06/10)
Gainesville, GA – 5th Place Bikini Class

SNBF Georgia State Championships (04/09/11)
Atlanta, GA – 1st Place Bikini Short Class and Overall Bikini Champ

NPC Atlantic USA’s (03/17/12)
Atlanta, GA – 3rd Place Bikini Class A

What is next for you?
Right now I am focused on working with my trainer to make
improvements. I am committed to presenting a new and improved me each
and every time I grace the stage. You will see more of me in 2012!
I would like to thank my trainers Roc and Gina Shabazz and my Fitness
Pros family for their continued support. I would also like to thank
Celeste Hunt and Sabina Moise for introducing me to the world of
bodybuilding and fitness. I am so happy with what I have accomplished
thus far. I feel that I have accomplished so much in such a short
amount of time, and I plan to keep the momentum going. I am excited to
see what this season has in store for me. “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” ~ Proverbs 3:6


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Collette Barbera – Bikini Athlete


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Owner of Blue EyesBikini for NPC competitors, Collette was a bodybuilder turned figure athlete, now bikini athlete and a personal trainer. She has done it all!

Here is more about Collette.

Please share with our readers your background and interests.

BS Degree in Exercise Physiology, concentration in Fitness Studies,  LSU, 12/99, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, 1/13, CPR Certified, 8/13

My interests are competing, traveling, food & wine, living healthy, animals/animal rescue, inspiring others to be healthy & fit.  Started my own Competition Bikini Team, “Blue EyesBikini” for other females looking to compete in the NPC.

Who has inspired you the most to become a bikini competitor?

Amanda Latona, Monica Brant and Jamie Eason are my biggest inspirations.

What competitons have you competed in and what were your placements?

·      2011 NPC Nationals, 3rd place Bikini Class D
·      2011 NPC Louisiana, 2nd place Bikini Class A
·      2011 NPC Greater Gulf States, 1st place Bikini Class B
·      2011 Red Stick Classic, Overall Bikini Champion
·      2011 Red Stick Classic, 1st place Bikini Class B
·      2008 Ms. Planet Beach World Finalist
·      2008 Ms. Planet Beach Houma
·      2008 Ms. Baton Rouge
·      2008 Ms. Boucherie
·      2002 NPC Greater Gulf States, 2nd place Novice Lightweight Bodybuilding
·      2002 NPC Louisiana, 5th place Figure Med. Class, 2nd place Novice Lightweight Bodybuilding
·      2002 New Orleans Bodybuilding & Figure Show, 3rd place Figure Med. Class

What is your next show and competing class?
My first show of the 2012 Season will be the NPC Greater Gulf States Championships in New Orleans, LA, Bikini Class B, then on to my next IFBB Pro-Qualifiers:

2012 Team Universe, NJ, Bikini Class D

2012 USA’s in Vegas, Bikini Class D

Where can fans find out more about you?

Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collette-Barbera-NPC-National-Bikini-Competitor/243172859059002

Facebook Personal Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316155521


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Cynthia Cordoba – Bikini Athlete


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New to the competition scene, Cynthia is a very ambitious young lady with great goals and an awesome future ahead of her.

Please read more about Cynthia.

 

Please share with our readers your background and interests.

I currently live in Crystal lake, IL. I have 4 brothers and sisters and 2 of the best parents anyone could ask for. I recently graduated from North Boone High School and am now attending McHenry County College. I hope to continue on to the University of Chicago where I would like to major in business marketing, while continuing on competing of course!

I also work at Patty Tax Service & Information which is our family owned business. I enjoy relaxing movie nights with my friends at my house or shopping around the wonderful city of Chicago. Ever since I was a child, I always had a love for sports. I admired athletes who would work their heart out to be the best. I played basketball for about 8 years. The game taught me to set high goals for myself, never say I can’t, and never give up. Nothing is impossible, you just have to get up and go get it, and nothing will be handed to you.

May 2011 is when I was introduced to bikini competitions. My coach Nicole D’ Angelo Bryant spotted me in the middle of my high school gym class and recruited me on to her team B-Xtreme.

Who has inspired you the most to become a bikini athlete?

The person who has inspired me the most is my Coach Nicole D’ Angelo Bryant. She introduced me to this amazing sport. I had no idea what I was getting myself in to but excited to take on a new challenge in life, I accepted. She helped me grow as a person and as an athlete. She brought out the better and more confident person in me. She has guided me through as a coach and a friend, and no matter what, she has always believed in me. I can’t thank her enough for giving me this opportunity. B-Xtreme since day one has treated me like family and I know that where ever this journey takes me, they will always be behind me supporting me.

What competitions have you participated in and what placements did you achieve?

June 10, 2011 NABBA Illinois Cup, 2nd Place bikini
Arnold Sports Festival 2012

What is your next show and class?

I have two upcoming shows, June 2nd 2011, UFE Fury Chicago and July 7th in Saint Louis NANBF-IFPA PQ. I will be competing in the bikini class.

Where can fans find out more about you?

Fans can find more about me on my Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003530726230


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