Mr. Olympia 2013: Dana Linn Bailey and Mark Anthony Wingson Shine in Las Vegas

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIISeptember 29, 2013

image from Dana Linn Bailey's Instagram
image from Dana Linn Bailey's Instagram

The Mr. Olympia competition isn't all about the most hulking bodybuilders in the sport, and it certainly isn't all about men. The 2013 version of Mr. Olympia featured the first-ever men and women's physique competition.

Dana Linn Bailey took home the Women's Physique title at the event in Las Vegas on Saturday. She celebrated with a slice of pizza. You can see in her Instagram photo that the winner's check is in close proximity.

DLB took home $10,000 for her efforts.

The race for the top spot was a close one, per Cassie Smith of The second and third-place finishers Tycie Coppett and Sara Hurrle made it difficult for DLB, but in the end, the judges acknowledged the winner's competitive physique and excellent posing skills. 

She simply would not be denied on Saturday.

The 30-year-old has the following mission statement written on her profile: "Show women that they can lift hard, carry muscle on their frame and still be feminine."

From the looks of her photo here, she seems to have accomplished her goal.

On the men's side, Mark Anthony Wingson took the honors in the physique competition. The Canadian edged out Jeremy Buendia for the title.

image by Isaac Hinds of
image by Isaac Hinds of

Wingson's win isn't much of a surprise. He has been dominating the physique scene over the last year. He won three-straight International Federation Bodybuilding and Fitness titles, per All Max Nutrition.

That has never been accomplished before, so needless to say, Wingson's name has been hot in the bodybuilding scene.

Buendia and the other competitors proved they wouldn't be intimidated by Wingson's reputation, but in the end, his muscle lines and on-stage presence won the judges over.

As the first man to sign with the Fitness Management Group, Wingson's star is primed to shine even brighter in the future.


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