Just a quick one, I’m so excited to share with you the winners of Pole Divas Unleashed 2010 at Room 680 on Glenferie Road, Hawthorn.
Beginner: Amy Handley
Intermediate: Megan Blyszak
Advanced: Saffron Gallagher
Doubles: Emily Fewkes & Danielle Smith
People’s Choice Winner: Rebecca Tsang
Absolutely amazing performances, really well-deserved winners!
Me? I’m so glad I did it. In terms of scoring, apparently I came in 3rd out of 5 finalists in my Intermediate category. Definitely a start, out of 17 initially auditioned. How I’m feeling right now? Relieved and absolutely tired. Would have been a plus if I made it to the end, but I managed my expectations. Absolutely nerve-wrecking behind-the-scenes because this was my first ever pole dance competition and it incorporates acrobatic + gymnastic + ballet moves. Now, moving forward (the strategist in me prevails), I have to build up my strength for next year’s amateur competition. If I’m up to mark by then, I will enter a larger competition later. I want to be in the international arena someday. A little ambitious, but hey… there’s always a chance somewhere, there’s always hope, there’s always motivation. The past two weeks have just been zap-zap-zap for me. Everything came up at the same time. This is Red Bull talking by the way, and also the-very-relieved-Pole-Diva.
Josiah, I did it for you too (apart from me teehee) !!! Don’t say I’m weak okay. I’m athletic too! ;) And next time when I enter a competition, you better be around!
You really should have been there.
Here are some photos behind-the-scenes.
The girls getting ready.
Some munchies for all.
Marija (Beginners) showing us the running list.
Official photographers for the night.
Marija practising before the crowd came in.
Tamara preparing the prizes and winners’ list.
Last year’s Beginners winner Hayley performed in the same category as I did this time.
The instructors preparing, backstage.
Winner of Beginners level, Amy Handley.
Eliza from my Intermediate category.
Winner of Advanced category, Saffron Gallagher.
Winners of Doubles section – Danielle Smith (left, who also competed with me in Intermediate) and Emily Fewkes.
Rebecca Tsang who won People’s Choice Winner.
I was made-up by Patricia Chang. Thanks babe!
Mimi Milone, my best supporter for the entire competition duration. Came in to help me a few times, just absolutely amazing..muahhhhh!
Rani and Mauricio left work early to come watch me compete. So schweeeeeeeeet!
Mauricio being the Pole Diva with one of my instructors.
This was me during the competition. Only one photo. I’m still not going to put up a video of me dancing. *grins* Thanks Mauricio for the photo! Waiting up on Pole Divas’ official photography. Teehee. Good fun.
Oh you know what’s unusual. I happened to take photos of all those who really won! It’s as if the winners were my prediction. As for the winner of my category, I couldn’t get hold of the winner Megan as she wasn’t around at all when I held my camera. She was a petite, strong and quirky competitor.
Thanks all who have sent me well-wishes from near and afar.