Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bikini Barbie

Shirt design Ken at MissFit clothing made me...he promised me a shirt this time if I took top 3 :) Thanks Ken!!!

Hello Everyone!!!

I hope that you are all doing well! Sorry I have not posted anything yet from the show...things have been a little hectic for me.

June 4th 2011 was NPC Army National Guard MN State Championships hosted at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN. It was my third show that I competed in the bikini class. I was very excited about this show because a lot of my friends were competing in it with me.

A big THANK YOU to LORI SCHOPF for doing my hair and make up!!!!
{this picture was taken before pre-judging}

My friend Lori came over Friday evening to practice doing my hair and make up. She did a wonderful job and I was excited to see the final product in the morning. I also got my spray tan done Friday night by Jacque Combs: Muscle Glam Custom Spray Tanning {who also blinged my bikini and back-stage flip flops}. She did an amazing job and I will definitely go to her again for all of my competition spray tan needs.

Lori and I at the night Show

The competition was held at Mystic Lake Casino. The venue was beautiful and it was very convenient because the hotel and the competition location were all in one building so we did not have to travel anywhere. It was a very neat experience competing here. Pre-judging started by 9:00 and the men went on stage first. I was so excited to see all of my friends and make new ones as well.

My good friend Jerome and I. This was our third show together. CONGRATS ON TAKING YOUR CLASS JD!!!!

After pre-judging I came out into the lobby and saw my good friend Diana Kersten and her daughter, Maria. I was SOOOOO excited and happy to see them. They are like family to me, and it meant the world they came to support me. They were both wearing pink shirts to match my bikini and show their support. It was wonderful. Maria gave me a tiara and said the Bikini Queen must have one. :) What a sweetheart!! I love you both very much!!!! Thank you for all you have done for me and continue to do.

 REMINDER: CHECK OUT DIANA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY!! Diana captured all of the amazing competitors from the weekend from pre-judging and the night show :)

Maria, me, and Diana after pre-judging
<3 you both very much! Thank you for your never-ending support and kindness <3

Here are some more pictures of friends from the show:

Laura, Me, Nick
Congrats to both of you! You looked amazing!

My buddy Christie Mader :)
CONGRATS ON FIGURE OVERALL!! I am SO proud of you!!!

Me, Julie, and Heidi!!
Heidi: Congrats on placing at your first show!!!
Julie: Thank you for all of your support!!

Me and Maria
::My Mini-Me::

I ended  up taking 2nd place again. I am very proud the results. I had a very competitive class, and everyone looked beautiful. You ladies are all winners to me and I am so proud of all of you!!!

Christine Bongiovanni (MN show promoter) and Me
This was right before she send me out on stage for the night show. I love this part :)
Thank you for putting on an amazing show!!!

TOP 5: Bikini B
We are all winners!

SO PROUD of you, Tasha!!!!
2nd and 3rd place Bikini B
Celebrating with our delicious cupcakes!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Just a side note..as I am sure many of you heard several stories which may have been true or not, Lee and I have decided to go our separate ways, and I wish him the best.

Well, another show is in the book. I am very proud of myself, and how far I have come. Looking, back a year ago, I never imagined myself setting foot on stage, and I have not only done it once, but three times since April. I have put my heart and passion into my training every single day, waking up at 5am every day to do fasted cardio, setting aside my friends and family to get my training in, and spending countless hours in the kitchen cooking and prepping my meals. This is only the beginning of my journey...watch for me in the future. I will be back for more!!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey!!!!
<3 SJ xo

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