2002 NPC USA - Lightweights
Melanie Thompson - 1st Place

Melanie was 7th at
last year's Nationals
and slowly but surely
is moving up the
ranks. A very
balanced physique
with size and shape
rare in lightweights
where often, too
much dieting down
to make weight is
evident. Was great
to have photographed
her on location - has
a camera friendly and
aesthetic look that I know will get her noticed at the Nationals
in Dallas. This North Carolinan (2001 State Champion) was a
real pleasant surprise. Still up in the air whether I'll cover
Nationals this year, should be a terrific class!

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