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CYDNEY GILLON

2017 Ms. Figure Olympia

"Control what you can Control"

Cydney Gillon


This Atlanta, GA native took her talents to the home of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While there, she was a hurdler on the Varsity track and field team and a leader within Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Simultaneously, Cydney worked as a barista, a tutoring monitor, move-in coordinator, and dorm manager. Upon graduation, she joined the Season 32 cast of the reality show, Survivor, where she fought her way to the finale! In 2017, Cydney began her graduate student journey at the University of Southern California, majoring in Strategic Public Relations.


At 25,  she is the reigning Ms. Figure Olympia (the youngest crowned) and has won 6 first place titles. Being raised in a household of bodybuilders, she started competing at 14 and received her first professional status at 15. 5 years later, she received her International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness professional status after just turning 20. Currently, she is focused on maintaining her titles as posing coach, personal trainer, brand ambassador for the IFBB and now, Communications Editor at USC. As the Communications editor, she hopes to bring light to  the goals of the Office of International Services in general and through the newsletters published.  Her ideal post- graduation plans are to lead the Public Relations sector for any team in the NBA or NFL.



EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism

Master of Arts- Strategic Public Relations (Sports & Entertainment) November 2018

University of Pennsylvania

College of Arts & Sciences Bachelor of Arts –Psychology May 2014


PROFESSIONAL COMPETITIONS

Figure Olympia 2017 1st Place

IFBB Wings of Strength Arizona Pro 2017 1st Place

Arnold Brazil 2017 2nd Place

Arnold Australia 2017 3rd Place

Arnold Classic Figure International 2017 2nd Place

Figure Olympia 2016 3rd Place

IFBB New York Pro 2016 3rd Place

IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 2016 1st Place

IFBB Miami Muscle Beach 2016 1st Place

Arnold Australia 2016 3rd Place

Arnold Classic Figure International 2016 5th Place

Figure Olympia 2015 8th Place

Europa-Atlantic City 2015 6th Place

IFBB Chicago Wings of Strength 2015 1st Place

Arnold Classic Figure International 2015 9th Place

Figure Olympia 2014 9th Place

IFBB Chicago Wings of Strength 2014 1st Place

Toronto Super Pro Show 2014 4th Place

IFBB Tampa Pro Show 2013 10th Place

Toronto Super Pro Show 2013 6th Place


PUBLICATIONS/MEDIA EXPOSURE

• Muscle & Fitness  June 2018  Edition

• 53rd Olympia Publication September 2017

• FLEX Magazine feature June 2017

• Arnold Classic Publication March 2017

• NPC News Online features (several videos on training/posing and competitions) 2017

• 52nd Olympia Publication September 2016

• Muscle & Fitness Hers October/November 2016 Edition

• Muscle & Fitness Hers September/October 2016 Edition

• NPC News Online Interviews 2015 & 2016

• Arnold Classic Publication March 2016

• Featured on V-103 February 2016

• Atlanta Journal Constitution- Survivor Article February 17, 2016

• Survivor- Season 32 Contestant (Television Series) Winter 2016

• Beverly International No Nonsense Magazine- Cover & Featured Athlete Winter 2016

• 51st Olympia Publication September 2015

• Arnold Classic Publication March 2015

• 50th Anniversary Olympia Publication September 2014

• FLEX Magazine January 2013

• Fitness & Physique Magazine February 2013

• Beverly International No Nonsense Magazine Volume 17, Number 2

• Musclemania (Televised on ESPN3) June 2011

• No Joke Magazine (Interview and featured in On-line publication) June 2011

• The Penn Gazette (University magazine) January 2011

• The Daily Pennsylvanian (University newspaper) November 2010

• Fitness Physique Fall Edition 2009

• Efitnessplanner (Bodybuilding training website) July 2008

• Northside Neighbor November 2008