Monica Richard Not Done With Figure Yet
Monica Turbay Richard’s switch to the physique division is not quite as imminent as initially believed; she still has some unfinished business—like perhaps winning a pro card—on the figure circuit. “I am thinking about switching to physique,” the South American hardbody confirmed for me this week, “but will likely stick with figure this year and then try for physique next year!”
Monica is coming off a solid sixth-place finish in her open figure class at the recent 2012 Arnold Amateur, where her new photoshoot took place. “It was a great experience!” the 5-foot-9, 132-pound brunette exclaimed after taking on some of the world’s top amateurs at the hugely popular event in Columbus.
Still to come on Monica’s contest calendar this season will be the North Americans in Cleveland, followed by the NPC Nationals which returns to Atlanta in the fall. The 40-year-old said she’ll be looking to improve her legs and glutes for these remaining figure shows before the focus turns to increasing overall mass for WP in 2013.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Monica now lives in North Carolina where she works as a physician’s assistant. She began her competitive journey only a few years ago but has definitely made some impressive strides.