Thursday, January 12, 2012

3rd Annual FitGems Awards: Moment of the Year

Congrats to Jr. Nationals 2011, where every figure class winner was of color (first in NPC history)at the 3rd Annual FitGems Awards!

True words can't do this photo justice.
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There are moments in this industry that can forever change the industry, for better or worse. The moment that won this award was definitely for the better. The 2011 Jr. Nationals crowned several IFBB Pros, like they do every year, but last year was different. Each figure class winner was of African-American aka black decent. This is significant because that has NEVER happened in the history of the NPC. I'm of color, so this meant a LOT to me to see all six of these women win their respective classes. If you want to read more about how I felt about this personally, click here.

Runner-up: First-ever Arnold Classic Europe Fitness

Others nominated include First-ever IFBB event in India (Sheru Classic), Mindi O’Brien announcing retirement from fitness, Dayana Cadeau and Mah Ann Mendoza announcing their retirements from female bodybuilding at the Olympia, and Nicole Nagrani winning the first-ever Bikini International.

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