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.