Friday, April 10, 2015

Haley Chakalos says that she's supported by a suite of college roommates who have become her sisters over the last four years. And, soon the Connecticut student says her girls will be at Fitness New England to cheer her on in the Figure Division. At 5'4", 155 lbs., Haley competes in crossfit and runs half marathons. Academically, she's attending nursing school and will soon travel to Per, Ghana and Fiji for international internships. But, for now, Haley is prepping for Foxwoods Casino in May.
As the owner of Chickfitj Studio in Ohio, Linda Mitchell say's her mission is, "To help women love themselves when they look in the mirror. Their new found self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. And, self improvement equals empowerment."
At 5'5", 125 lbs., and 55 years young Linda is the epitome of such female empowerment. And as a veteran of Fitness Universe™, she brings with her a depth of training and discipline seen only in seasoned in most. Linda is a graduate of The Institute Of Integrative Nutrition. In addition to being a Top 5 Finalist at Ms. Bikini Universe™ and Ms. Bikini America Classic, she says she loves the feeling of riding horses and surfing waves.
Personally, Linda is as active at home as he is athletically. "I'm married to a hot sexy redhead that keeps me on my toes, she says. "I have 3 extremely creative children - Tiffany is a New York fashion photographer, Michael is a gifted musician and Jake is an up and coming cinematographer/film director who was just accepted to USC Film School in Los Angeles."
Once again, Linda is preparing to bring her seasoned competitive talents to the Fitness Universe Weekend in Miami / Ft. Lauderdale in 3 months. She will be on stage with the world's best natural fitness women in the Ms. Bikini, Model, Figure and Figure Divisions.
Preview of the latest photo shoot of Ms.Bikini Universe Pro Karely Herrera. Last year, Karely walked on stage and surprised everyone by winning both Model Latina and Ms. Bikini Latina titles! A few days later the proffesional fashion model traveled from Mexico to Las Vegas with Team Mexico to make her Ms.Bikini Universe Pro debut. She says "I do not compete with anyone, since feeling the need to contend, speaks of a lack of self-esteem. I am no better or worse than anyone else, I'm just me. A human with strengths and weaknesses, a road traveled and a much better to go ..." Karely is preparing for the ’15 Fitness Universe Weekend show this June in Miami/ Fort Lauderdale.
Johanna Sabucchini has won Ms. Bikini New York, Model Universe™ and even Miss New York Universe Pageant™. The 5'7", 130 lbs., 27 year old Brooklyn native is a fashion and runway model and commercial actress. "I compete because its fun and really gets me motivated to stay in shape," Johanna says.
Shruti Kerni impressed everyone with her graceful presentation to be the 1st Runner up at Musclemania® Model India. She says “It’s always been hard for me to put on weight. But with my family and friends supporting me, I’ve had the best year of my life!” She continues ” Dreams are never gender biased… they do not ask if you are a woman or a man, aspirations are not limited to any boundaries….boundaries are created by society. Work hard to fulfill a dream that makes everyone proud…and never degrade your dreams to fit into your reality.”
Lebeanese bakery clerk Anatasia Abou Mitri says she's a "gymholic!" The 5'4", 115 lbs., 23 year old has been hitting the gym for 3 years upon being encourage by a boyfriend. "He was always in the gym, so he used to bring me along and after a while, I guess I loved it more than he did," Anatasia says. "I hope to compete sometime this season which would be the first time on a stage. My family and I are looking forwards to it."

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ms. Bikini Paris Leslie Pantigny says she started fitness training after moving to French Polynesia a few years ago. The 5’3″, 118 lbs., 31 year old fragrance ambassador explains, “My passion for fitness and competitions started with some guidance from my coach in Tahiti. I was working and living in paradise and the change of life made a difference in my whole mindset. For me fitness changes your appearance but also the whole thought process. I think clear and live the fitness lifestyle! I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Leslie is training now for Ms. Bikini Universe in Miami / Ft. Lauderdale in June.