2023 Orchid Pro Singapore Results — Bojana Vasiljevic and Alessia Facchin Win Figure and Bikini Contests

Vasiljevic and Facchin have qualified for the 2023 Olympia.

The 2023 Orchid Pro Singapore show took place on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 in The Shugart in Singapore. IFBB Pro League Figure and Bikini divisions shows were featured, and two champions were crowned. Bojana Vasiljevic claimed the crown for the Figure division, and Alessia Facchin was triumphant in Bikini. 

Bojana Vasiljevic ousted 14 other Figure competitors to take the victory. The top 10 results for the contest are below:

2023 Orchid Pro Results — Figure

  1. Bojana Vasiljevic
  2. Stacey Steiner
  3. Jeniellyn Lou Erilla Saldo
  4. Sherlyn Chee
  5. Jia Xin See Toh
  6. Wei Peng Chen
  7. Eva Irawan
  8. Sonia Koaru
  9. Kayoko Yamamoto
  10. Man Hei Tsui

Thanks to their victories, Vasiljevic and Facchin are qualified for the 2023 Figure and Bikini Olympia contests, respectively, scheduled for Nov. 2-5, 2023, in Orlando, FL. As there is no Olympia Qualification System for 2023, only contest winners advance to the 2023 Olympia alongside former Olympia champions and top finishers per division from the 2022 Olympia.

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Winner — Bojana Vasiljevic

This is Vasiljevic’s sixth pro win overall and her first since the 2021 Titans Grand Prix contest. Vasiljevic has over eight months to prepare for the 2023 Olympia. She could continue competing and rack up victories, thus minimizing the number of competitors she faces at the Olympia.

Second Place — Stacey Steiner

This was Steiner’s first Figure show outside of Masters contests since 2019. Placing second in any show is a significant achievement and she succeeded in doing that in her first time competing in Singapore. She will have to compete again if her goal is to get on the Olympia stage, but this should be a big momentum boost for her.

Third Place — Jeniellyn Lou Erilla Saldo

Saldo scored straight third-place votes from the judges in this single-round contest. There is no past record of her competing before this show. If she chooses to compete again in the 2023 season, she will gain more experience, which can only increase her chances of winning in the future. If there was a breakout performance in Singapore, it was Saldo.

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2023 Orchid Pro Results — Bikini Division

In the Bikini division, the victory went to Alessia Facchin, who is also one of the competitors competing in the 2023 Bikini International in Columbus, OH, on the weekend of Mar. 2-5, 2023. Here are the top 10 standings for this contest:

  1. Alessia Facchin
  2. Yurika Shigemoto
  3. Nittaya Kongthun
  4. Shanae DiCicco
  5. Karen Yuen
  6. Sara Choi
  7. Bunluek Sanguanlikhitkun
  8. Asaka Kimura
  9. Sung Uk Kim
  10. Josephine Yeong

Check out a podium breakdown below:

Winner — Alessia Facchin

This is Facchin’s third pro victory. He garnered her third consecutive year qualifying for the Olympia. This win will propel her into the 2023 Bikini International, where she will face stiff competition, including Bikini Olympia winners Maureen Blanquisco, Jennifer Dorie, and Ashley Kaltwasser, as well as defending Bikini International champion Lauralie Chapados.

Second Place — Yurika Shigemoto

Shigemoto competed in both Bikini contests in the 2023 season so far. She was sixth in the Musclecontest Japan Pro, and she finished as the runner-up in Singapore. She was 12th in the 2022 Bikini Olympia, and is likely to continue competing to punch that 2023 Olympia ticket.

Third Place — Nittaya Kongthun

Kongthun came off a win in the Musclecontest Japan Pro entering this contest. Had she gone back-to-back, she would have effectively blocked another competitor from joining her on the 2023 Olympia stage as invites do not pass down if an already Olympia-qualified athlete wins a pro show. The fact that a previous winner finished third in this contest shows the depth of talent in these international contests.

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