Tag Archives: Bikini Model

Becky Padilla – Team Edge Bikini Competitor

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

At the moment I am a full time nursing student, I love children and would love to go into pediatrics once I get my degree. Also love everything about fitness its a big part of my life I dont think I could ever live a sedentary lifestyle.

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

There are a few people that have inspired me to succeed as a fitness competitor one of them being my Coach Ingrid Romero she is such a hard working woman I think everyone should take some tips from her she is amazing.

Another person that has inspired me would have to be my cousin Christie Marquez she is also such a hard worker.

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

My first competition was the NPC Excalibur were I took 1st place in my class. My second show was the USA’S Nationals were I placed 12th.

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

At the moment I’m thinking of doing the Excalibur show again. My competing class is class C bikini.

Where can fans find out more about you?

At the moment I am working on my own page as well as a blog but for now they can reach me at my Facebook Fan Page.

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Katia Rice – Bikini Competitor


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


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


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.

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