Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2013 Bikini International Review: India Claims Victory

Nathalia Melo was dubbed as a favorite to win as she's the reigning Bikini Olympia champion. Nicole Nagrani was dubbed as a favorite to win as she was the first-ever Bikini International champion and a former Bikini Olympia. India Paulino came in as A favorite and left as THE champion.

India is queen of bikini
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India's sassiness and overall beauty is what has made her a fan favorite since bikini began. She was able to pull out the right combination to win her first big title in bikini. Nathalia ended up being runner-up, but I think if all bikini competitions were judged based off the rear only, Nathalia would end up winning every contest she entered, and everyone else would be going for 2nd Place, at best. Nicole had some...well... noticeable modifications since last year (Look at this year's photos and photos from last year, and you'll see what I mean). She ended up in 3rd place. Yeshaira Robles made her Arnold debut and placed 4th. Jessica Paxson placed 5th and has been one of the few that has made a very successful transition from figure to bikini. Jamie Baird, also a top competitor, rounds out the top 6. 

The bikini division looks to be a India-Nathalia-Nicole show for 2013, much like how it was toward the end of 2012. What are your thoughts about the placings, though? Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments below and on our Facebook fan page ( 

1. India Paulino
2. Nathalia Melo
3. Nicole Nagrani
4. Yeshaira Robles
5. Jessica Paxson
6. Jaime Baird
7. Jennifer Andrews
8. Tiffany Marie Boydston
9. Tawna Eubanks
10. Ashley Kaltwasser
11. Anna Virmajoki
12. Lacey DeLuca
13. Abigail Burrows
14. Lexi Kaufman
15. Noy Alexander
16. Marcela Tribin

India's emotional interview and photoshoot after her win (From NPCNewsOnline)

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