Amanda Latona breaks down the 2010 New York Pro Bikini competitors

May 6, 2010


You might remember Amanda Latona as the 2009 FLEX Bikini Model Search winner, or perhaps as one of the super sexy women from the 2010 FLEX Swimsuit Issue (on newsstands now!). But above all, Latona is an IFBB Pro League bikini competitor, and we sought her insight to give you the lowdow on what to expect this weekend at the 2010 New York Pro Bikini.

WHAT 2010 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding and Bikini Championships
WHEN Saturday, May 8
FINALS 6:00 p.m. EST
WHERE Tribecca Performing Arts at BMCC, New York, NY

Hey guys and girls, it’s Amanda! First off, I want to say good luck to all the ladies this weekend. Now, on with the breakdown:

Missy Coles: Nathalia Melo winning two shows — the Pittsburgh Pro and Europa Show of Champions — and tells me the judges are looking for a tighter midsection and toned body with a bigger butt — and I mean that in a good way. That’s why I think Missy Coles will be top three. If those qualities are the standard, she’s similar to that.

Kristal Marshall: She’ll be making her pro debut and I know she’s going to come in ready to go. Counting her out would be a huge mistake. SEE PICS OF KRISTAL

Dayna Maleton: From her pictures, I prefer her body type because she’s not overly muscular and has a really good look. Along with Kristal and Missy, I see her in the top three.

I also have to say I think Tianna Ta looks awesome, has a great stage presence and great posing, but I see a fourth-place finish. SEE PICS OF TIANNA

Sherlyn Roy looks absolutely beautiful, but is sill carrying over too much cap in her shoulders from figure. SEE PICS OF SHERLYN

Alea Suarez got sixth in Culver City and seventh at the Pittsburgh Pro so she can move up into the top five is she comes in a little bit tighter. SEE PICS OF ALEA Marzia Prince has to come in with a rounder and a tighter butt than Orlando’s Europa Show of Champions. If she does, she could make top five. SEE PICS OF MARZIA

I felt Shelsea Montes looked great at both the Europa Show of Champions and the Pittsburgh Pro and I’d like to see her get into the top five as well. SEE PICS OF SHELSEA

2010 NEW YORK PRO COMPETITORS (as of 5/06/10)

Abbou, Jelena
Coles, Missy
Gullett, Michell
Harding, Janet
Harrell, Angela
Holmes, Kat
Janeszewski, Melinda
Klausen-Leandri, Tabitha
Lawrence, Jessica
Lindsey, Stefanie
Maleton, Dayna
Marie, Alicia
Marquez, Christie
Marshall, Kristal
Monroe, Shay
Montes, Shelsea
Hguyen, Khanh
Prince, Marzia
Rivera, Kira
Roy, Sherlyn
Suarez, Alea
Ta, Tianna

Dohne, Marius
Fankhouser, Erik
Long, Jeff
Freeman, Toney
Mendible, Cesar
Mishin, Eugeny
Pakulski, Ben
Romero, Manuel
Van Wyck, Mike
Winklaar, Roelly
Wolf, Dennis
Seccarecci, Daniele
Shelestov, Sergey
Yamagishi, Hidetada

Arendsz, John Frederick
Arntz, Jason
Castagnet, Eric
English, Kevin
Finocchiaro, Anthony
Holloway, Milton Jr.
Jenkins, Sean
Karadjuzovic, Emro
Raymond, Jose
Sheridan, Michael
Wawryk, Vincent

Bleck, Sheila
Bramwell, Debbie
Cadeau, Dayana
Carvalho, Andrea Ferreira
Foster, Heather
Hawkins, Kristy
LeFrancois, Cathy
Lehtonen, Marja
Lewis, Nancy
Nelson, Colette
Pfuetzenreuter, Nicole
Ruch, Rahel
Siganakis, Athena
Sue, Emma