She enjoys competition, and began racing BMX bikes when she was just four years old. She is good enough to have won numerous awards over the years, most recently in the summer of 2012. That same year she competed in the National American Miss pageant, and came in third place in the photogenic portion of the event.
“I won third place in an NPC collegiate bikini competition in August of 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky,” she says, referring to the National Physique Committee competition. Bikini competitions involve more than just looking great in a two-piece swimsuit. Competitors are judged on their personalities and poise, as well as their physiques. It’s a lot of hard work. “I started working out in high school and lifting weights, and love to still do that,” Bethany Kludt says. “I joined the NPC in 2014 to compete in the bikini division. I have competed in two competitions thus far and am competing in at least two this year, too.”
Veterans of bikini competitions say that it’s really important for contestants to show off their butts, and advise others not to go with an off-the-rack bikini, because the all-important bottom halfs just don’t fit that well. Higher-quality stage bikinis don’t come cheap; those tiny bits of fabric can cost up to seven hundred dollars. The style many say is most flattering for the bottom is called the scrunch-bottom suit.
Bethany Kludt also enjoys playing golf, and is an animal lover. She is also a gymnast, and was in gymnastics for eleven years. A family-oriented person, she loves to gather with her extended family at her grandmother’s home in Kentucky.