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Old 03-05-2011, 03:29 AM
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Default Alicia Harris 14th?

One of the big surprises this evening was Alicia Harris placing 14th out of 16 women at the Figure International. She placed 6th at the 2010 Figure Olympia.

Was she just not as tight as she was at the O?

First 3 photos are her at the 2011 Figure International.
Second 3 photos are her at the 2010 Figure Olympia.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:36 AM
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She doesn't look as conditioned, but her posing looks better.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:39 AM
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She did have a softer conditioning from the Arnold, but when you compare her to some of the competitors that placed higher than her, she still came up way on top. I'm thinking specifically Larissa and Jen Gates who both looked great, but were way too hard for what they currently want for figure. She isn't THAT much softer than Erin or Nicole to the point where that would be a big factor IMHO. She def should/could have been top 6-10 at the very least with how she came in this evening.

Her overall presentation (suit color/stoning, etc) was much stronger at the Olympia as well. When she came out tonight I felt like she did have a little something missing which may have led to her being overlooked. However, she looked good tonight, and definitely didn't deserve a 14th place, that's for sure!
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She doesn't look as conditioned, but her posing looks better.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:44 AM
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Ahhhhhhhh she got ripped off
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:53 AM
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She did have a softer conditioning from the Arnold, but when you compare her to some of the competitors that placed higher than her, she still came up way on top. I'm thinking specifically Larissa and Jen Gates who both looked great, but were way too hard for what they currently want for figure. She isn't THAT much softer than Erin or Nicole to the point where that would be a big factor IMHO. She def should/could have been top 6-10 at the very least with how she came in this evening.

Her overall presentation (suit color/stoning, etc) was much stronger at the Olympia as well. When she came out tonight I felt like she did have a little something missing which may have led to her being overlooked. However, she looked good tonight, and definitely didn't deserve a 14th place, that's for sure!
I really liked the color of her Arnold suit, though I suppose I see what you're saying about the stoning. However, her hair and makeup looked perfect tonight and better than it did at the Olympia, IMO. Her posing was much improved this time around, as well.
Alicia has one of my favorite physiques and I'm always sad to see her place lower than what I feel she deserves.
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and here we(Nate & I) thought maybe they mixed up Latisha Wilder & Alicia Harris placings because their pics are under the same name.
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Something to me did look fresher/brighter at the Olympia. Still MUCH higher than 14th. She looked at least top 5.
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and here we(Nate & I) thought maybe they mixed up Latisha Wilder & Alicia Harris placings because their pics are under the same name.
Latisha always deserves better than her placings. On this day, so did Alicia and Teresa.

Is it me, or were there no calves in this show?
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Latisha always deserves better than her placings. On this day, so did Alicia and Teresa.

Is it me, or were there no calves in this show?
LOL, calves are no longer a muscle group that's looked at!!
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Latisha always deserves better than her placings. On this day, so did Alicia and Teresa.

Is it me, or were there no calves in this show?
haha i was thinking the same thing!
Larissa does.
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I like Alicia's physique, but it was just a really tight show and I didn't think she had the WOW that she has had at other shows and other girls did have last night. ?? I hate to say it, but I didn't really notice her when I was watching prejudging.

Also, I still think that most shows seem to rank up to about 8th-10th place, then everybody just gets thrown in wherever without any sensible order.

I hate the skinny calves trend. I love a good shapely set of calves!!
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It's tough to 'wow' people anymore when you're perfect (even though I know many will cringe at the use of that term).

Alicia is intelligent, extremely well-spoken, drop-dead gorgeous, HEALTHY-LOOKING, and she has perfect teeth. If, as an industry, you cannot sell that, then you aren't even trying.

Just sayin'...or not sayin', perhaps, but I'm sure some of you can read between the lines.
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Alicia defintely deserved better than 14th! I think she has one of the best physiques in the IFBB and somehow always gets overlooked
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It's tough to 'wow' people anymore when you're perfect (even though I know many will cringe at the use of that term).

Alicia is intelligent, extremely well-spoken, drop-dead gorgeous, HEALTHY-LOOKING, and she has perfect teeth. If, as an industry, you cannot sell that, then you aren't even trying.

Just sayin'...or not sayin', perhaps, but I'm sure some of you can read between the lines.
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I am reading between the lines and I get your jist I think...but I disagree that is the reason. She is gorgeous and one of my all time favorites also - and has everything you mentioned - but I think the reason she didn't place top 5 isn't anything AGAINST her, it's just that the other girls are given more attention/consideration for whatever reason.
Cheryl Brown placed top 5....
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Ahhh! Alicia is one of my favs! I think that she has the body type that looks better and is more stunning harder and more conditioned and it seems that everybody softened up considerably! I feel that the softer look doesn't suit Alicia and it penalized her. Even Erin and Ava came in softer and smaller. Should be interesting to see how judging goes the rest of the year...
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14th?????
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Alicia will be competing this Saturday at the Australia Pro, and a week later at the New Zealand Pro.
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after looking at the comparisons... she did bring in a softer look for this show. she was definitely much tighter at the olympia. i dont think that she should have gotten 14th place. Top10 at best. Her posing was definitely a lot better at the Arnold, which makes a difference. She has the look and everything else to be a champ. I think also there are a lot of other girls that are getting stiffed.

I understand the whole Nicole vs Erin thing... kind of like Jay vs Ronnie, Iris vs Yaxeni... but there are way too many good pros that invest so much of themselves mentally, physically, emotionally and financially to put them at the bottom of the list like that or not give them the opportunity to achieve the same height of success that some of the same top pros that we have seen win over and over again over the years. I know everyone has to pay their dues... Im rambling , but i hope i made my point.
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Alicia will be competing this Saturday at the Australia Pro, and a week later at the New Zealand Pro.
Ohhhh I am so jealous!! Afte watching the Summer Olympics, Australia is on my bucket list of places to go!! Best of luck to Alicia!!!

Jason, you know where in NZ the pro show will be held....wonder if it's near earthquake area.
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