Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Belated update for 2013 GNC Stephanie Worsfold Classic

Im sorry to be posting this so late but I was in France for 10 days while Ally was competing at the 2013 GNC Stephanie Worsfold Classic an OPA Natural competition. Today is the first chance I got to sit down and review her performance in the show and post about it.

Anyway, I wanted Ally to do this show as I wanted her to qualify for the OPA Provencal Championships this coming weekend, as it turns out since it was a “Natural” competition she wouldn’t qualify for the show this weekend in Toronto but the Natural Provincials in Sept in Hamilton. Either way I gave Ally less than two weeks notice that she was ready to step on stage and this was the event she would be doing. Needless to say she was very nervous and thought that she didn’t look ready, even though she looked amazing. I had to send her pics of top IFBB bikini competitors on stage and compare her body to theirs to convince her she was ready, physically anyway.

We only had one day to actually practice posing and work on her stage presence which is where I knew she needed the most work. I hated the fact that I wouldn’t be there for her on the day of the show as I know how important the mental side of stepping on stage is as well as how a few tweaks on the day of the show to her poses etc. But unfortunately I couldn’t be there physically even though I tried my best through texts, but thats not even close to the same. A good thing is that Ally looked so ready weeks out from the show that there would be no complex prep required to step on stage, I wanted her to eat and drink like it was a normal day. One less issue to worry about.

Poor Ally had to endure delays with her hair and make up on the day, just a couple more things to add to the list of stressful events on show day. I assured her that everything would get done in time and that she would look amazing. Finally hair and make up was done and a pic was sent to me and like I predicted she did look amazing:) Its always funny seeing my super pale clients painted up and stage ready, what a difference.

I asked Team Emerge member Emily Zelinka to keep an eye out for her as she was there working a booth for her new sponsor Advanced Genetics (free plug). Fortunately they got to meet up and Emily sent me a message saying how great Ally looked on the day, I trust Emily's opinion 100% as I know, like me, she will always give me the straight goods. Emily told Ally that after watching her on stage she felt it was her show to win. That made me feel very confident, that along with Ally informing me that she was in the first call out.

Since I was in France and six hours ahead of Ontario time I was in bed when the evening show was complete and trophies handed out. I awoke to find texts and pics from Ally informing me that she came in second place! Second place is great, obviously, but I always hope for a first place finish. After reviewing some pics from the show I felt that Ally honestly had the most IFBB pro bikini physique. Saying that her abs are quite hard which isnt going to be an easy fix to soften since her upper body leans out easier than her lower.

The major difference I saw between her and the winner, keeping in mind I only had pics to go by, wasn’t that the winner looked better but the pictures showed that she looked way more comfortable on stage. Stage presence can come across in pics just as easily as being there watching, and I knew this was our week area. Saying that, Ally did awesome for a week and a half notice and only one hour to practice posing with me. I can assure everyone that the next time Ally steps on stage her presentation is going to be improved big time!

Ally's physique would enable her to compete in figure too with an easy addition of a few pounds of muscle, but bikini is where we both want her to be. Bottom line Ally did great all things considered and she did it without anyone else to be with her through the day which isn’t easy for most. As a sponsor I am proud to have her represent me and I know Karen from KHP was also proud to have her in one of her beautiful suits. I am looking forward to Provincials in Sept and Ally moving on to nationals to compete for her IFBB pro card in bikini.



Emily said...

Great write up D! Ally looked amazing and I agree with all your assessments and YES stage presentation can make or break you!!! LOL..
Great Job Ally and I can't wait to see you on stage again! You are a natural xo

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