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India Paulino: The Next Dominant IFBB Bikini Competitor

Something should be said in terms of consistency. When it comes to competitions in the bodybuilding-plus industry (encompassing the fitness, figure, physique and bikini categories), everyone is entitled to an ‘off night,’ or at least one show when the prep is surprisingly interrupted by one of life’s unexpected events.

 

But since stepping on the stage, India Paulino has been the model of consistency.

 

The 25-year-old Floridian has never placed out of the top six as an amateur or professional and has won her last three competitions. Her most prestigious victory came in Columbus last month when Paulino won the Bikini International (at the Arnold Classic) and set herself up for a huge opportunity at the upcoming Olympia. She also took home the winner’s checks at the 2012 Masters Olympia and 2013 Australian Pro Grand Prix.

 

Perhaps a sign of things to come, Paulino tasted victory in her maiden voyage at the 2010 NPC Ft. Lauderdale Fitness, Figure and Bikini show. The young Ft. Lauderdale police officer earned her pro card at the 2011 NPC Junior Nationals and has a total of seven wins so far in the IFBB.

 

Last September in Las Vegas, Paulino finished in third place behind Nathalia Melo and Nicole Nagrani, who was the defending champion. If she was able to leapfrog both in March, then it is entirely possible that Paulino can do the same in five months on the industry’s biggest stage.

 

INDIA PAULINO CONTEST HISTORY

 

 

2013 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix XIII 1st

 

 

2013 IFBB Arnold Classic 1st

 

 

2012 IFBB Masters Olympia & Pro World 1st

 

 

2012 IFBB Sheru Classic 2nd

 

 

2012 IFBB Olympia Weekend 3rd

 

 

2012 IFBB New York Pro 1st

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2012 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 1st

 

 

2012 IFBB Arnold Classic 2nd

 

 

2011 IFBB Pro World Masters Championships 1st

 

 

2011 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro 1st

 

 

2011 IFBB Olympia 6th

 

 

2011 IFBB Jacksonville Pro 2nd

 

 

2011 IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships 5th

 

 

2011 NPC Junior National Championships 1st

 

 

2011 NPC Bev Francis Atlantic States Bodybuilding, Figure, & Fitness Championships 2nd

 

 

2011 NPC Pittsburgh Championships 3rd

 

 

2011 IFBB Arnold Amateur 2nd

 

 

2010 NPC Fort Lauderdale Fitness, Figure & Bikini 1st

 

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