The 2023 Orchid Pro is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 at The Theatre at Mediacorp at The Shugart in Singapore. Two IFBB Pro League divisions, Figure and Bikini, will hold contests to determine their next athletes to qualify for the 2023 Olympia, which will take place in Orlando, FL, on the weekend of Nov. 2-5, 2023.
2022 Orchid Pro Roster | Figure
- Sherlyn Chee
- Wei Peng Chen
- Eva Irawan
- Miyabi Kido
- Winglam Lee
- Hiromi May
- Tanie Beatriz Hatano Saito
- Jeniellyn Lou Erilla Saldo
- Stacey Steiner
- Jia Xin See Toh
- Man Hei Tsui
- Bojana Vasiljevic
- Kayoko Yamamoto
- Min Ju Yoon
2022 Orchid Pro Roster | Bikini
- Shanae DiCicco
- Alessia Facchin
- Eunjung Kim
- Sung Uk Kim
- Nittaya Kongthun
- Yurika Shigemoto
- Lastuti Usman
- Josephine Yeong
- Karen Yuen
Check out which athletes to watch below.
Athletes to Watch | Figure
Below are potential podium contenders in the Figure division to keep an eye on:
Vasiljevic could be the show’s favorite due to her experience and successful track record. She has five wins in her decade-plus pro career, with her most recent victory coming at the 2021 Titans Grand Prix show.
Vasiljevic was in the 2022 Figure Olympia lineup, but placed outside the top 15. She has been as high as ninth on the Olympia stage. This will be her first contest in Singapore.
Stacey Steiner is coming off a victory at the 2022 Legion Sports Fest Pro in the Masters division, but this is her first Open contest since the 2019 Arnold Classic Australia contest.
Steiner is the only athlete from Australia in the Figure contest, but the Figure division is exceptionally competitive internationally, with talent worldwide capable to taking gold in any show. This will be Steiner’s debut in Singapore, and she’ll aim to have it doused in victory..
Athletes to Watch | Figure
Below are potential podium contenders in the Bikini division to keep an eye on:
Kongthun is competing in Singapore despite having recently won the 2023 Musclecontest Japan Pro — meaning she is already qualified for the 2023 Olympia. Only contest winners can qualify for the 2023 season.
Kongthun has the potential and package to win the Orchid, which would block another athlete from qualifying for the Olympia as the qualification would not be awarded down.
Facchin has enters this contest amidst her prep for the 2023 Bikini International, taking place during the Arnold Classic weekend on Mar. 2-5, 2023, in Columbus, OH. Facchin has two pro wins, with her most recent first-place finish at the 2021 Atlantic Coast Pro.
Facchin has Olympia experience, having placed as high as 14th in 2021. She was out of the top 15 at the 2022 Olympia. A win in Singapore would take the burden of qualifying for the Olympia off her shoulders for the rest of the season.
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