2017 Fitness Universe Champion and Ms. Bikini Short Class Champion Lou Jen Saldo never expected to win it all in her first international competition but she surprised everyone by winning in both of her categories. The Filipina fitness model says " Actually, I never expected to win. Since I was still on the jet lag, I knew it would be hard for me to do things especially since the time here and in the Philippines is very different, it was hard to adapt to it. I just stayed strong and believed to myself that no matter what happened, I would showcase what I have. I never stopped praying and had a strong faith that I knew I could do this,and I would make it. Smile and Shine. I'm so happy and blessed that in my first ever big international competition I won both categories. I feel how blessed I am with my family, friends and people who surrounding me. Despite all the challenges that I have been through I won. I'm blessed and Happy ??"