Iris Kyle was, in my opinion and the judges, the clear cut winner of the 2010 Ms. International. But what separated second from third? Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia (blue suit) took maid of honor while Debi Laszewski (red suit) trailed at third. It is time for Female Muscle to take a look at these women side by side. It won’t be the same as being there because so much of the judging, fair or not, depends on how the athlete is hitting the pose at the exact moment the judges eyes are on them. That is why there is NO room to relax on stage. From the time you walk out from the curtain, you are being judged. For as long as it takes an athlete to “get int0 the pose,”the judge could have already documented their score and moved on to the next competitor.
Now, these are only my opinions based on what I see in the pictures presented. Above all, I would like to make it clear these two women are in the top echelon of women bodybuilders in the world.
It appears that Yaxeni had better developed arms and a smaller waist. I also think Yaxeni’s suit is less distracting. Debi seems to be wearing a full coverage support suit which, to me, makes her torso look wide.
This back pose isn’t as fair to judge because we can’t see Yaxeni’s legs, but I like the detail in Debi’s back better! The striations in her delts and rhomboids are insane. It may just be the angle, but it aappears like Debi’s back to waist ratio is bigger (her back is much wider than her waist).
In this shot, Debi has done better job bringing out her quads, but from the looks of Yaxeni’s left quad, she got caught in pre-flex action. Yaxeni’s suit makes her torso look much better than Debi’s which goes to show you how important suit choices are in a competition. Yaxeni has wonderful muscle bellies and does a great job at presenting her physique.
Both women deserved to be recognized for their dedication to the sport, their amazing physiques and keeping women’s bodybuilding alive and beautiful.