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Italian bodybuilder tops Dee Clayton competition

CARMELO Miano of Italy won the 9th Annual Dee Clayton Classic Body Building and Fitness Championship at the Pacific Islands Club Saipan-Charley’s Cabaret on Saturday.

It was Miano’s first time to join the competition, saying that he prepared for it for five weeks.

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Carmelo Miano received the top award in this year’s Dee Clayton body building competition at PIC, Also in photo are 2019 Miss Marianas Shannon Sasamoto, 2019 Miss Earth NMI Fire  Katherine Johnson, and 2019 Miss Earth NMI Water Jan Zowie.  Photo by Dads Maluyo
Jaiven Dele Pena receives the top award for physique in this year’s Dee Clayton body building competition at PIC. Also in photo are 2019 Miss Marianas Shannon Sasamoto, 2019 Miss Earth NMI Fire  Katherine Johnson, and 2019 Miss Earth NMI Water Jan Zowie.  Photo by Dads Maluyo

The winner of the physique segment of the competition was Jaivan Dela Pena who said: “Hard work pays off and I’m happy about that.”

Dela Pena, who’s also a first-time competitor, encouraged other teenagers to be fit and become a “better version” of themselves.

The winner in the classic physique category was Jerome Diyco who said that it had been an amazing journey for him since it was his second time to join the competition.

“If you want to have a nice physique go to the gym and have fun,” he added.

Jordan Monderen, winner of the figure category, said she was “stoked,” adding that she didn’t expect to win against Jenny Pineda.

“It is a really nice feeling...a lot of awesome support from friends and family...I always wanted to try something like this,” Monderen added.

The winner in the bikini category was Natalia Larina who successfully defended her title while Linzy Weglarezyke topped the fitness category.

The winners in the mixed pair category were Alberto Roberto and Jordan Monderen.

Dee Clayton, founder and organizer of the competition, said the annual event aims to inspire others to be fit and healthy.

She said she is happy with this year’s turnout, adding that she expects a bigger event next year when they also celebrate the competition’s 10th anniversary.

Twenty-eight individuals participated in this year’s DC Classics whose sponsors included Megabyte, Latte Gym, Gold’s Gym, Subway, Coca-Cola, Foremost, Marpac, Rosal/Zest Enterprises, and Island Touch by Philip.