Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My 2009 Ms. International Review (Iris Reclaims Her Throne)

With a different hairstyle and a more streamlined look yet with unrivaled conditioning, Iris Floyd Kyle redeemed herself from last year's fiasco as she won her fourth Ms. International championship. The minute she step on stage during prejudging, there was no denying that she would go on to win the event, and sure enough, she did. Debi Laszewski came in at an all-time best, placing in the runner-up spot. With this move, she has put herself in a spot to be one serious contender for a major title. Last year's champion, Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia placed third this year. Heather Armbrust showed that you can't keep a good woman down, as she placed fourth after a disappointing finish in last year's Olympia. Dayana Cadeau's combination of muscle and grace was enough for her to get a fifth-place finish. Betty Adkins would wind up winning sixth place, proving her recent success was no fluke. All six are now eligible to compete for the Ms. Olympia title in September.

Now for the rest of the competitors:

I personally thought Isabelle Turell had a great Arnold debut and could have easily been top-six material. Just a little more time, and she will definitely be a top contender, without question. Cathy and Dr. Dena looked pretty good as well. Maria Gomez may have placed last, but there may have not been a thicker competitor on stage. She has a LOT of muscle mass, but I thought she carried it well.

What are your thoughts about this year's Miss International? Share your thoughts (good or bad), questions, concerns, and rants below.

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