Friday, July 31, 2015
JUDY-ANN Morgan walked away as winner in the inaugural Bikini Contest held at the American International School of Kingston in St Andrew on Saturday.
|Judy-Ann Morgan, Contest Winner|
The event was dubbed Power Play Power Lifting Competition and Bikini Contest.
According to the event's co-organiser, Mark McDonald, he is encouraged by the feedback.
"It was well received, and the patrons enjoyed every bit of it," he said.
McDonald, a personal trainer at Gymkhana and promoter of Soca vs Dancehall, said the contest was conceptualised by Chris Virtue of Muscle Fitness and Health and himself.
"We are in the process of planning the next staging," said McDonald.
For the Bikini Contest, Morgan received $200,000 in cash and prizes while Javon DaCosta outdid his rivals to win the Power Play Power Lifting Competition. He got $30,000 along with other prizes.
"We wanted to merge two different aspects of fitness... power lifting, which is a test of maximal strength, and aesthetic appeal which more has to do with physique. We also wanted to get involved in both aspects of fitness. That is, we want an individual who enjoys power lifting to try out the aesthetic side too," said McDonald.