It’s been nearly two years since Nicole Wilkins competed in back-to-back contests. On Saturday night at the first-ever St. Louis Pro Figure and Bikini Championships, Wilkins demonstrated why she consider doing it more often.
For the second consecutive contest, Wilkins garnered straight firsts on the judges scorecards. Two weeks prior, Wilkins had received straight firsts while winning her second consecutive Figure International title in Columbus, Ohio.
“I always feel like I’m better at the second show,” Wilkins said. “It gives me another couple weeks to make adjustments, tighten up and come in a little leaner.”
It wasn’t as easy as it seemed, however. Wilkins came down with acute bronchitis just days after winning the Figure International. Although she never considered pulling out of St. Louis, it did have an effect on her preparation.