From the Arnold Sports Festival website the top 5 of the first ever NPC bikini contest which was held in conjunction with the Arnold Classic
Ali Sonoma of San Diego, California is the overall winner of the Arnold Amateur NPC Bikini Championship competition going on as a part of the Arnold Sports Festival 2009. There were 31 athletes competing in this the inaugural year of the event.
In the Bikini Tall Class, Ali Sonoma took 1st place and won a Tony Nowak jacket and a one year subscription to Posedown Magazine.
Rounding out the top five Bikini Tall Class competitors were:
Winner: Ali Sonoma
• 2nd place: Sonya LaGore, Flushing, New York
• 3rd place: Melissa Pittman, Lutz, Florida
• 4th place: Nicolle Long, Grand Blanc, Michigan
• 5th place: Kimberlee Strickland, Chicago, Illinois
In the Bikini Short Class, Gia Allemand of New York, New York took 1st place and won a Tony Nowak jacket and a one year subscription to Posedown Magazine.
The top five Bikini Short Class competitors were:
Winner: Gia Allemenda
• 2nd place: Kristal Marshall, Parker, Colorado
• 3rd place: Beth Roedersheimer, Cincinnati, Ohio
• 4th place: Brooke Johnson Griffin, Villa Hills, Kentucky
• 5th place: Joleen Axworthy, Detroit, Michigan