One of the best new models of the year, Paulinka Mora, grabs the spotlight for this Flex Friday. The striking young figure competitor was impressive on stage at the Jr. Nationals last month, taking third place in her class. She’ll certainly be a contender for a pro card at her next show, the NPC Nationals in Florida later this year.
We’ve known she was a star since the beginning and it was only a matter of time before California standout Akane Nigro Ismeal would find her groove in the women’s physique division. This past weekend, the former figure girl finished fourth at the San Jose Pro – her best placing to date as a pro. The 32-year-old is hungry for an Olympia qualification and will compete again at the IFBB Golden State coming up on August 2nd in Sacramento.
The perfectly chiseled curves of Olivia Moschetti were too much for the competition even in one of the biggest states for fitness talent. Olivia won the figure overall at the NPC Colorado State Championships on Saturday in Denver. The win gives the already streaking figure phenom even more confidence heading into the USAs in two weeks, where she’ll look to earn a pro card.
Six weeks ago, Carly Lobato suffered a knee injury requiring surgery that halted her training and competition plans for the season. The road to recovery has been grueling and painful but the determined fitness standout is making tremendous progress. In fact, she was back in the gym this week — still in a knee brace — doing handstand pushups to work her upperbody and shoulders. It’s great to see the 2013 Jr. Nationals overall fitness champ making progress and hopefully won’t be long before one of the brightest young stars of the division is back on stage.