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    Default Juliana Malacarne NOT competing at 2018 WPD Ms. Olympia

    IFBB WPD pro and 4-time Ms. Olympia Juliana Malacarne has announced that she will not be competing at this years O, citing disagreement with the current look of WPD. From the original Instagram post:

    this_is_bodybuildingThe first live IFBB show I ever went to was the 2012 @bevsgym New York Pro. From that moment on FLEX Magazine and Mr. Olympia on Bodybuilding.com just would never be enough.
    I’ve been blessed to have seen true legends in their primes! Folks like @philheath, @flex_lewis, @oksanagrishina, @jeremy_buendia, and of course the woman who won that 2012 NY Pro WPD Championship...the beautiful @julesfit10. I saw her LIVE as she won 3 consecutive NY Pros, the inaugural Arnold Classic WPD Ms. International and, of course, her 4 consecutive Women’s Physique Olympia Championships. And today, she gave me the honor of being the first large Bodybuilding Media site to announce that she will NOT be competing in the 2018 Olympia.
    This is NOT a retirement. This is a break. I think she deserves it.
    In 2014 she beat the inaugural WPD Ms. Olympia, Dana Lin Bailey, in a very decisive manner. She maintained that dominance at the 2015 Arnold Classic. She’s maintained consistent greatness with a different 1st runner up each year. I rank her with the likes of Cory Everson and Lenda Murray as the ultimate in feminine muscle.
    Some folks have been commenting that they hate to see her go because they fear femininity will leave WPD. THAT ultimately will be in the judges hands.
    So...WHY???? Well, she is NOT injured. She is healthy and she is happy. She’s grown disinterested in the look of WP. She wanted to soften the look to a healthier one...sort of how the IFBB initially stated the look would be...”conditioned but not striated”...but it was made clear to her that last year’s conditioning would be required this year. It was a look she didn’t like for herself. With little financial rewards(FACT: this 4X Reigning Olympia Champion has no major sponsors, has never had a spread in a major magazine much less a cover...and did I mention NO SPONSORS?!) the fire & passion for competing and representing WP has left her heart at this time. Her passion is placed now in a new happy relationship. She is enjoying life and staying healthy. Some day, somewhere and in some form she MAY compete again. Just not in 2018.
    Tomorrow will be #juliannamalacarne Day here at #thisisbodybuilding, so STAY TUNED for more!

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    Got off the railroad tracks just in time. The Shanique Grant train is coming through!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MusclePoppins View Post
    Got off the railroad tracks just in time. The Shanique Grant train is coming through!
    I don't know.....don't rule out Natalia Abraham Coehlo. Shanique is incredible, but Natalia will definitely make this a fight to the end.

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    You can't blame Juliana. Her reasons are the same as a lot of us who you don't see on the pro stage any more.

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    They should have just left FBB where it was and scored the overdone ladies down. Totally ridiculous to keep creating new divisions, looking at it from a fan standpoint, that is. From a business angle, it is smart. There has to be a good place somewhere in the middle, though.

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    Joe, I've been saying that for YEARS... If they judged PROPERLY there would be no need for any divisions beyond Figure, FBB and Fitness (same body as figure, just with a routine... oh and try judging that properly as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrie ann simmons View Post
    Joe, I've been saying that for YEARS... If they judged PROPERLY there would be no need for any divisions beyond Figure, FBB and Fitness (same body as figure, just with a routine... oh and try judging that properly as well)

    and at least 1/2 of the female IG profiles wouldn’t exists to grace us with their multiple daily selfies of everyday level physiques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrie ann simmons View Post
    Joe, I've been saying that for YEARS... If they judged PROPERLY there would be no need for any divisions beyond Figure, FBB and Fitness (same body as figure, just with a routine... oh and try judging that properly as well)
    Thanks, Carrie. I agree with your assessment on the divisions, as well. The bikini (and men's bikini, aka MPD) should have remained a 'beach body' or 'body search' type of filler event in between the real ones.

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    I don't think Malacarne was afraid of Grant. Grant is very good but she hasn't competed on the Olympia stage yet and she has had problems getting on stage in the past full stop.

    The Arnold is not the Olympia. Juliana is very polished and feminine.............grant is not the finished article yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Pietaro View Post
    They should have just left FBB where it was and scored the overdone ladies down.
    They should have also left the height divisions in it too, remember back when there was Short - Medium - Tall ...yes, there was more work to do, more athletes and more judging but I reckon more people got a fairer go. I think they need to bring it back in ...for men and women throughout this sport!

    Shanique Grant is a good athlete but she is too tall for my liking ...sort out the size, here's hoping they crown a well rounded looking woman for WPD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flash View Post
    They should have also left the height divisions in it too, remember back when there was Short - Medium - Tall ...yes, there was more work to do, more athletes and more judging but I reckon more people got a fairer go. I think they need to bring it back in ...for men and women throughout this sport!

    Shanique Grant is a good athlete but she is too tall for my liking ...sort out the size, here's hoping they crown a well rounded looking woman for WPD?
    If they had kept the category going as before, they would have had enough competitors to split them up like that. Even going back to the recent past, the Ms. Olympia had a lightweight and heavyweight class and an overall.

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    IFBB WPD pro Rosie "Rascal" Harte recently interviewed over on MD fellow IFBB WPD Pro Jamie Pinder, who explained why she was also not competing this year and what she felt about Juliana's comments.

    "A worthy woman who can find? For her value is far above rubies. She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong." -Proverbs 31: 10, 17

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