Ladybrille Exclusive: ‘Shoeholic’ TINU Makes History with Launch of 1st Ever American Pole Fitness Championships!

Congratulations to Tinu aka “Shoehlic,” Ladybrille Woman of the Month September 2009. The very ambitious and successful model/singer/designer and fashion entrepreneur made history on October 23rd, 2010 with the launch of the first ever, American Pole Fitness Championships.™ Gracing her event was TV Personality Damon Wayans, Event Host and Olympic Gold Medalist, Maurice Green, World Guinness World Record Pole Position Holder, Dominic “Flagman” Lacasse, Tv Reality Star, Latoya James and Season 4 American Idol Contestant, Anwar Robinson.

Tinu is a graduate with a degree in Finance and Marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is also the Editor of Pole Spin Magazine, the first international glossy print magazine for the industry that was also launched inn conjunction with the event.

The winners of the 2010 American Pole Fitness Champions™ are:
Women’s Division -Marlo
Men’s Division -Steven “Princeton” Retchless.
2nd Runner ups Zoraya Judd and David C. Owen.
3rd Runner ups, Kyra Johannesen and Badazz.
Pole Artist of the Year™, Amber Richard.
Pole Athlete of the Year™, Zoraya Judd.

American Pole Fitness Championships 2010 Video Highlight (HQ) from APFA TV on Vimeo.

Winning Champions Marlo and 2nd Place Champion Zoraya Judd

TV Reality Star, LaToya James of Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off

Tinu, Olympic Gold Medalist Maurice Greene and Comedian Mona Cooper at Pre-event cocktail party

Champions Marlo & Steven “Princeton” Retchless

Supermodel Sheryl Roberts Interviews APFC Judge Allegra of Australia

Mattcrobat, Son and Friends

~Courtesy photos/Sam Green

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