Jason Johnson wins Male Fitness Model title, earns his pro card

From left: Jason Johnson, Nardo Dean and Wellington Wallace.

From left: Jason Johnson, Nardo Dean and Wellington Wallace.


Senor Sports Reporter


WITH the World Beauty and Fitness Fashion (WBFF) back in town to stage the Bahamas International Pro-Am show on Saturday at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, Bahamian Bodybuilders Jason Johnson and Wellington Miller made good use of their opportunity to display their skills.

Johnson won the Male Fitness Model title and he earned his professional card in the process, while Miller got second in the muscular male category and third in the male fitness model category.

The duo were the only two Bahamians to compete in the show, which attracted a large number of international competitors, but very few fans because of the COVID-19 restrictions.

“It was a good experience. It’s the first time I competed in the WBFF. It was different from the men’s physique in the IBFF (International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation). I had a wonderful time. It was a lot of fun,” Johnson, who indicated that if he’s given the opportunity to compete again, he would do it again.

“I just went out there to compete. It came down to conditioning. I had a lot of fun. I didn’t know I was going to come first. I just wanted to have some fun and compete. I really enjoyed it. My energy was different.”

Competing at home in the COVID-19 environment didn’t really affect Johnson, who noted that being at home, he felt comfortable on stage, even though he wished there were more spectators in the stands.

“Ain’t nothing we can do about it,” said Johnson, who has competed in bigger crowds since he first started in 2019 in the men’s physique in the IFBB.

Johnson, a physical fitness instructor at the Gaines for Life Gym on Soldier Road, operated by himself and LaFleur, said whatever show comes up, he will be competing, whether it’s in the WBFF or the IFBB.

During the show, the 30-year-old Johnson said he and Miller made a commitment to assist each other on and off the stage, providing the moral support to get through the competition.

Miller, 40, concurred with Johnson that the show was completely different from the men’s physique in the IFBB as he got to model in a suit.

“It was a different experience, good exposure. We really didn’t have a crowd because it was a small show, but I got a chance to do some good networking,” said Miller, who is also a personal trainer at Gaines for Life Gym.

“I got to wear a suit and did more modelling. The poses were a little more suttle.

“It wasn’t as strong as the men’s physique posing. I still got a chance to show my physique,” added Miller.

If given the opportunity to return next year, Miller said he would still like to compete. He said he just wanted to test the waters in the WBFF and to see how well he could perform.


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