The 2023 Musclecontest Campinas Pro bodybuilding show is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It will be the sixth edition of the contest, which dates back to 2018.
The main competition from this IFBB Pro League show will feature the Bikini Division. 12 pro competitors will compete for a win and qualification for the 2023 Bikini Olympia, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, FL. According to NPC News Online, regardless of who wins, it will be the winner’s first pro victory and Olympia qualification. The only way to qualify for the 2023 Olympia is by winning a show.
All 12 athletes will represent the host country of Brazil as well. The roster is listed below with names in alphabetical order, courtesy of the IFBB Pro League website:
2023 Musclecontest Campinas Pro Show Roster — Bikini Division
- Anna Paula Baggio
- Mirian Barbosa
- Gessica Brun
- Karina Marin Fiorentini
- Greice Fornazin
- Jessica Machado
- Mariana Tibirica Menezes
- Priscila Rodrigues
- Camila Martins Dos Santos
- Luciana de Souza Santos
- Tais Silva
- Silvana Tagliati
Favorites to Watch
Below are three athletes in the lineup to keep eyes on during callouts:
Brun is one of the veterans of this lineup, having competed since 2019. She was the runner-up at the 2022 Sur Cup Pro and finished in third place at the 2022 Mexico Grand Battle Pro. She was the runner-up to Cristiane Silveira in the 2021 edition of this contest. Brun turned pro by winning the 2019 Arnold South America Amateur title.
Anna Paula Baggio
Baggio is coming off a third-place finish in the 2023 Musclecontest Japan Pro, won by Nittaya Kongthun. This is Baggio’s second pro contest but the first in her home country. With less travel and some experience, it will be interesting to see if she can impress the judges and score her first pro win.
Mirian Barbose was fourth at this contest in 2021 and took sixth place in 2022. The 2o23 edition will be her third pro show. This is the only contest she has competed in since turning pro in 2021. Given the roster, any show experience is likely an advantage, and Barbosa could claim the crown if she applies the lessons learned from her two previous appearances.
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