The pro bikini circuit got off to a rousing start, firing off five big shows between March 20 and May 8 and producing two major challengers for the first Bikini Olympia crown—figure star-turned-bikini star Sonia Gonzales and new sensation Nathalia Melo. The IFBB’s Sandy (Ranalli) Williamson has said that Melo’s physique is exactly what the judges are looking for. Both gals have won two shows, but Melo beat Gonzales at the Pittsburgh Pro, after which Sandy gave that interview to Isaac Hinds.
What with a 2 1/2-month gap before the second half of the season, the idea has had a time to sink in. S0 is it all over but the model turns in the battle for the Bikini O, which is three months and six contests away?
Click on the arrow at the top to hear what Sonia had to say when I caught up with her a few weeks ago at the Cal.
Photo: Sonia Gonzales.