Competing While Pregnant
I just had to share this awesome story with you guys today. Not many woman have the courage to do a competition and there sure aren’t many woman that I know of that would have the courage to do a bikini competition while PREGNANT!!!! Until today, I had never heard of a pregnant woman stepping on stage and I’m so proud of this girl. I don’t know Angela (yet) but I love her already 🙂
Meet Angela Etheridge!! This is her before picture. She had competed in the past before she became pregnant.
When she became pregnant, she didn’t let that stop her from her love of competing.
I absolutely love this. She looks phenomenal and looks so confident, happy on stage.
On her Facebook page, Angela stated:
“I did tell the federation and cleared with the promoter and head judge who happens to be on the board of the federation as well (OCB). I entered fitness model and while they were a little baffled they could see no reason why it was any different than anyone else entering and could still be judged fairly based on that categories criteria. So I jumped in head first! The other competitors were amazing! Backstage and in the audience I got an overwhelmingly positive response – a complete shock!”
Go here to follow Angela Etheridge on her Facebook fan page.
She is such a role model to moms around the world as well as future moms like ME!! One of the coolest parts of this story is that she ended up getting 4th place and the award for best female stage presenter!
What do you think about pregnant women competing? Do you think it’s a good idea?
I think it’s absolutely amazing. I actually think they should create a show specifically for pregnant women so they would feel more comfortable on stage with other “soon to be mamas”. I think that would encourage women to stay fit and healthy during their pregnancy!