Winning ...An Exhilarating and Heartwarming Experience!
1st Place Figure and 3rd Place Masters Figure
NPC Grand Prix
Saturday 6th October, 2012 : Brooklyn, New York
Yeah!!! Needless to say, I am thrilled to have done so well upon my return to the NPC (National Physique Committee). To have made an impression upon the Judges wearing one of my own designs from the GayleFORCE Suits Collection,
made it even more impacting!!!
Sharon Gayle taking 1st Place in Top-5
Saturday 6th October, 2012 was most definitely a good day! A big thank you to my friend Patricia for helping me prepare for Prejudging; Natalie for helping me prepare for Finals and calming my nerves with her wonderfully positive attitude and uplifting words. (Natalie, I am still blushing and so flattered by your “Statue” comment! You are too kind!) More thanks and hugs sent out to my beloved Mother, and friends for believing in me, and wanting only the best for me in my competitive career. And to all of the beautiful Competitors that I met on this day: Danny (Danielle), Victoria, Jalynn, Alix, Erika (and friend Erica - I hope I got that right:-), …THANK YOU for your kind words, compliments on my suit, and the huge HOORAH!!! that you all gave me when I came backstage with my trophies in hand. You all made this experience all the more touching, and memorable. THANK YOU! ~Sharon Gayle
Me, preparing for PreJudging.
Lightweight trophys ...love it!
FIGURE Top-5 Competitors. Waiting to see how we've placed and take our positions on front stage.
Nervous, but composed.
Masters Figure Segment
Masters Top-5. I take 3rd Place.
Great group shot!
Close-up of Masters Top-5 Competitors.
Mellie Mel was in the house stirring up the excitement!
Backstage Chilling ...Offers great photo ops!
The win was exhilarating, while the competitor camaraderie backstage in the tiny changing room, was heartwarming! Competitors pitched in to help each other, pointed out things that the other may have missed, and suggested remedies for the usual mishaps that happen throughout backstage preparation. Backstage changing rooms is where bonding takes place, and where new friendships are often forged!
Making the most of the time leading up to the Finals.
The dynamic trio ;-) ...Danielle, Me, and Victoria.
And as usual ...a girls got to look good coming and going in front of the Judges!
*Sharon is wearing “Pin Stripe Fiesta” from the GayleFORCE Competition Suit Collectio
GayleFORCE Competition Suits & Accessories