I’ve been to the Olympia two times before. Once in 2009 and once in 2010 when I came with friends from Toronto and competed in the Flex Bikin Competition.
This year was an entirely new experience. This year I was blessed and honoured to be traveling to Las Vegas with my Team Magnum family.
My beautiful roommates, Holly Barker & Christina Barrett were amazing. 3 hot blondes in one room and we managed to stay out of trouble (mainly out of pure exhaustion). We all arrived on Weds and headed to Whole Foods to stock up on food supplies for the 4 days we were in town. Chicken breasts, tuna, veggies and whatever we could find that we didn’t have in Canada.
We were also joined on the trip by the lovely Kyla Gagnon, Meghan Amelia & James Ellis. Thursday was a fun but exhausting day. Exhausting is definitely the theme of the trip. We had the pleasure of shooting with Dan Galic in the morning and David Ford in the afternoon. That evening both photographers and the whole team packed up and went off to the gym at the Palms to shoot. So needless to say after a 13 hour day of photoshooting we were dead.
Friday & Saturday were spent at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Olympia Expo. A highlight of Friday was our family photo fun of us before dinner Friday night. Tonight (Saturday) we may be partaking in some fun if I can roll out of bed post 2nd day at the trade show.
All in all it was a great trip representing the Magnum brand and family and getting to know the girls and guys a little bit more. I can’t wait to do it again at the Arnolds in March!