Lauralie Chapados Shares Her Feelings About Winning the 2023 Bikini International
Chapados shared the emotions of hearing announcer Bob Cicherillo call her name as the winner in Columbus on a recent episode of The Fit Rockstar Show with host Isabelle Turell.
Chapados had redemption on her mind going into that contest because she was coming off a fifth-place finish at the 2022 Bikini Olympia, which Blanquisco won. She told Turell that aside from qualifying for the Olympia once again, she felt she had to redeem herself and prove that she was one of the best in the world.
“I really went into the Arnold with the need to prove everything again,” she told Turell. “I can’t go in thinking ‘but I’m the defending champ.’ That doesn’t really do anything at all.”
Now that she has that second title and a victory over the defending Olympia champion, Chapados is locking in to competing in Orlando and win the one title that has eluded her so far in her career.
“I want to be the Lauralie that is the future Miss (Bikini) Olympia. I’m embodying this right now.”