Paulino received congratulations from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, $7,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and the champion’s trophy from Eric Hillman of Europa Sports Products and Eric Torgeson of EAS.
Paulino, who won also won here in 2013, joins Ohio native Ashley Kaltwasser (2014, 2015) as the only two-time winners of the event.
The remainder of the Bikini International top six:
• 2nd place: Justine Munro of Canada received $3,000 and a trophy from MHP and Animal.
• 3rd place: Janet Layug of Lakeland, Fla., received $2,000 and a trophy from BPI and BSN.
• 4th place: Angelica Texeira of Newark, N.J., received $1,000 and a trophy from Digital Muscle and Ultimate Nutrition.
• 5th place: Courtney King of Lakewood, Ill., received $1,000 and a trophy from Ricart Automotive and Quest Nutrition.
• 6th place: Michelle Sylvia of Coconut Creek, Fla., received $1,000 and a trophy from Metabolic Nutrition and Body Fortress.