The 2022 NPC Valley of the Sun Contest was held on Saturday, April 9th at the Rawhide Western Town and Event Center in Chandler, Arizona. Athletes from nine different NPC divisions faced the judges with hopes of taking first place and qualifying for one of the national-level shows later this year. Among the winners was Bailey Anderson in the bikini division, entering this competition for the second time. She won the Class A division but did not take the overall title. Still, she enjoyed the experience so much that she came back for another try at winning.
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“I did this show last year. It was my favorite show I've done," Anderson said. She also shared that she knew last year's winner and wanted to follow in her footsteps.
"My teammate [Kaise Rodriguez] I won it last year and it's really nice to bring it home again this year. I'm excited."
Bailey Anderson worked with Fit Body Fusion coach Ashlyn Little for this prep, and shared an adjustment she says has helped her improve from the 2021 competition to this year's show.
"We had an improvement season together, and it was our first official one," she told interviewer Isabelle Turell. "We ate good food, lifted some heavy weights and gotten the size the judges called for and here we are."
Anderson is participating in NPC in her third year. She won True vice Class B at the 2020 NPC Sin City Showdown and placed first in vice Class A at the 2021 NPC Arizona Open. She made her first national stage appearance at NPC USA 2021 and plans to make a national appearance Show to potentially earn her IFBB Pro League card.
"I'm going to do Junior USA, then Universe, USA and rth America," she announced. "If I do rth America, that will be my last because I'm getting married in vember."
You can watch the Valley of the Sun replay on Muscle & Fitness Plus.
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