Young Guns: Lou photographs Alyssa Nemes at NPC Nationals.
We’ve got seven new shoots coming from last weekend’s NPC Nationals in South Florida, not a bad outcome considering weather was an issue for the first three days as dark skies coupled with windy conditions and rain knocked out cell signals and prevented a few outdoor shoots. Luckily still plenty of good stuff to come, including four new models, so let’s take a look at the recap.
We’ll start with a few familiar faces and Paulinka leads off. The outstanding figure competitor continued what she started when we met her at the Jr. Nationals earlier this year (she placed third) and ended up winning the tall class and earning a pro card. We caught up with the towering young beauty for another full round of photos but a shorter video segment due to time constraints.
We’ve also got new material with Olivia Moschetti who is becoming quite a studio favorite by the way. The Colorado standout came up short in her figure class but continues to impress with an astonishing combination of covergirl good looks and muscle. She’s going to be around a long time and it’s something to be thankful for.
One more encore to talk about and it’s our multi-sport athlete Falon, looking cute, strong and contest-ready in an elegant evening shoot this time around. We’ll take another look at the Alabama sweetheart coming up in this week’s Flex Friday.
Figure Competitor Angeles Casteran
Four brand new models coming soon beginning with figure competitor Angeles Casteran. Appropriately enough, Angeles comes from Los Angeles and entered Nationals on quite a roll, winning the overall at both the Titan Grand Prix and the Sacramento Championships. The tall class brunette beauty brings style and artistic flair to her debut shoot.
A local girl from Orlando, Gia was a popular draw for photographers as she strolled through the lobby. The 5-foot-11 brunette is well over six feet on heels and combines swimsuit calendar curves with subtle bikini muscle. Gia was new to the video portion and this might be more of a model-type shoot than physique, but photos will be impressive.
Marcie likes to call herself “She-Hulk” and you won’t be inclined to argue after you see her. Another fitting name might be “Total Package” — considering she brings deep-cut abs, boulder shoulders, peaked biceps, a powerhouse back and razor-sharp calves to the party. The Nationals was only her third show, but it was enough for the new physique star to claim a pro card.
Finally we have Alyssa, a 19-year-old newcomer out of New Jersey. Although still just a teenager, Alyssa has a lot going on as both a rising star on the figure stage and a successful personal trainer. And before you mistake her youthful charms for naiveté, remember this Garden State knockout also happens to be a boxing enthusiast among other athletic interests. Cute with muscle and packs a punch — doesn’t get much better than that.