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Since its inception, this has been the top amateur level competition for women in the US. The first World Couples Championship was held in Atlantic City on April 8.
The winning couple was Stacey Bentley and Chris Dickerson, with April Nicotra and Robby Robinson in second.
Maria Elena Alberici, as listed in the Almanac of Women's Bodybuilding, won two national titles in one year: Miss Body Beautiful U. Prior to 1977, bodybuilding had been considered strictly a male-oriented sport.
in 1972, promoted by Dan Lourie and Miss Americana in 1972, promoted by Joe Weider. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a judge at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York when Maria Elena Alberici (aka) Maria Lauren won Miss Americana.
Additionally, they were not allowed to use the three so-called "men's poses" — the double biceps, crab, and lat spread.
The contests were generally held by promoters acting independently; the sport still lacked a governing body. The 1980s is when female bodybuilding first took off.
The National Physique Committee (NPC) held the first women's Nationals in 1980.Cory Everson won the NPC Nationals, then defeated Mc Lish to win the Ms. At 5'9" and 150 pounds, Everson's physique set a new standard. Olympia titles from 1984 to 1989 before retiring undefeated as a professional, the only female bodybuilder ever to accomplish this.During this period, women's bodybuilding was starting to achieve some serious mainstream exposure.On April 29, 1979, SPA held Florida's first official women's contest in which thirteen women competed.
The contest was held in Brandon Florida and promoted by Megas Gym and Doris Barrilleaux. She also began publishing the SPA News, a newsletter dedicated exclusively to female bodybuilding.Stacey Bentley finished in fifth place, in what turned out to be her final competition.