Bikini International

Pecini Wins First Bikini I

Elisa Pecini of Brasil continued her dominance of the IFBB Pro League’s Bikini division by winning the Bikini International for the first time in just her third appearance on the Arnold Classic Stage.

Pecini finished second in Columbus in 2019 before claiming the Bikini Olympia title in September.

After her victory, Pecini received congratulations from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, $7,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket, and the champion’s trophy from Steve Slater of Rogue Fitness and Natalie Eva Marie of Reign Total Body Fuel.

The remainder of the Bikini International top six:

  • 2nd place: Angelica Teixeira of Brasil received $4,000 and a trophy from Cryotech Nordic and Ricart Automotive.
  • 3rd place: Janet Layug of Lakeland, Fla., received $3,000 and a trophy from Mount Carmel Health System and Jan Tana.
  • 4th place: Priscila Leimbacher of Switzerland received $2,000 and a trophy from Europa Sports and The Columbus Dispatch.
  • 5th place: Etila Santiago Santos of Brasil received $1,000 and a trophy from Jan Tana and Big Sports.
  • 6th place: Jennifer Ronzitti of Glen Burnie, Md., received $1,000 and a trophy from The Columbus Dispatch and Mount Carmel Health System.

2020 Competitors

Bikini International Champions

2011: Nicole Nagrani
2012: Sonia Gonzalez
2013: India Paulino
2014: Ashley Kaltwasser
2015: Ashley Kaltwasser

2016: India Paulino
2017: Angelica Teixeira
2018: Angelica Teixeira
2019: Janet Layug
2020: Elisa Pecini