After placing 5th at the '13 Model America™ Championships in Las Vegas, Texas sports model Jon Andrew Timberman picked up his bags and got on the next plane to Hollywood! The 6'3", 210 lbs., self proclaimed "Gym Rat Jesus Freak" is hitting all of the major Hollywood agencies, just shot with Wilhelmina Model and Talent Management Agency and has a lot more planned on his trip. Jon Andrew says, "I'm making big things happen."
Sport models galore were on stage at the recent Model America™ Championships with tanned, toned bodies, beautiful and handsome looks and captivating personalities. Capturing the show was Texas belle Jessica Vasquez who also won the Ms. Bikini America the year before. The third grade school teacher trains daily and does sports modeling on weekends. Aussie Mark Robinson took First Place by bringing a fresh looking, beach body with commercial looks to the stage. Las Vegas entertainer and martial arts expert Steven Kin won the the Men's Classic Division for the hometown crowd while an athletic David Bravo finally took the Tall Class after trying for five seasons at Model America. The Women's Classic Winner was Australia's Kristen Lonie and the Open Short Class by Sofia Russila-Nousiainen, a stunning Finnish sports model who was competing for the first time! With a mix of over 100 amazing international sports models from every continent, this was the most competitive show ever. Model Universe will host over 70 shows this season including in Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa.
The Fitness America Weekend™ Team Championships was just awarded to Team Australia, a hotly competitive group of 6 competitors who accumulated 95 points by winning multiple classes or divisions. Top Aussie point winners included new Ms. Bikini America™ Hattie Boydle (27 points), Ms. Bikini and Model Classic Winner Kristen Lonie (20 points) and Musclemania® World Champion Nathan Wallace (20 points). Other Top 5 Teams including Team Savage Warrriors (2nd Place, 82 points), Team Korea #1 (3rd Place, 71 points), Team Australian Natural Bodz (4th Place, 65 points) and Team New Mexico Iron (5th Place, 60 points). Complete placings and scores are available here.
Competitors can represent a trainer or coach, local, regional or national fitness centers, sports clubs or other companies and national teams. Teams can be composed of 3 to 10 people and each with a team leader. Each team may have competitors that are competing in different classes and divisions. And, if a team gets too large, then they can split and form two or more separate teams.
In the 2014 season, the following shows will feature the Team Championships:
Fitness Universe Weekend
Fitness America Weekend
Fitness New York
Model America Finalists Denham Ravi, CJ Jones & Mark Robinson (L-R) rocked the house last month in Las Vegas. Denham and CJ were Top 5 Finalists and Mark stole the show in dramatic fashion. With over 100 amazing sports models on stage, the show featured so much new, budding talent and experienced commercial models fending for the judges attention and votes. The 2014 Model Universe Tour expands with new shows in Singapore, Helsinki, Cairo, Montreal, Bangalore, Spokane, New Orleans, Orlando and many more exciting cities
With nearly 600 competitors from around the world, the Fitness America Weekend was truly the most impressive natural sports fitness shows ever held! The energy was pulsating and the talent was incredible. Highlighting the weekend was the Model America Championships with nearly 120 marketable sports models from every continent of the world.
Winning the Women's Division was Ukrainian immigrant Olga Svyrydova who is a Pennsylvania college student. She was already riding high following her Model Universe win earlier in the year. In a close Second Place was Johanna Sambucini who just won the Model New York two weeks prior. Both ladies are new to modeling but have already struck significant attention in the New York modeling scene. Model Midwest Champion Faydra Brown was surprised to place in the Top 5, but the stunning model captured the judges eyes. Traveling from Toronto was a last minute decision and for newcomer Sally Leung it was rewarded with 4th Place.
The Men's Division was captured by Las Vegas native Kyle Clark who was a Top 5 Finalist two years ago and credited the show to making his mark on the fitness scene. He has appear on numerous magazine covers, advertising print campaigns and in commercials. This was his comeback appearance and it was a magical weekend for Kyle. Reigning Model New England Champion Mark Samara took Second Place but as one of the shortest models said he was surprised. Representing Team Korea, Kim Kyungjin was stunned to be a Top 10 Finalist. The martial arts expert won the recent Model Korea Championships.
Complete Model America Championships photo galleries will be posted soon. DVD's are already available on-line.