The ’12 NPC USA is now in the history books and in a big way. For one thing, it was the biggest USA ever with almost 850 athletes in bodybuilding, figure, bikini and men’s and women’s physique hitting the stage of the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on July 27 and 28. For another it may have been the longest judging—almost 13 hours in two parts. As always, however, the sharp-eyed NPC judges managed to find the jewels among the long lineups of worthy contenders in the women’s divisions. Lonnie Teper caught the overall champs at the Embassy Suites pool the next morning, at the traditional NPC News photo shoot (from top):
Francine Sablan, Figure.
Tierany Chretien, Women’s Bodybuilding.
Kelsie Burgin, Bikini.
Samantha Hill, Women’s Physique.