Multimedia Personality Rashan Ali Places Second Place in First Amateur Pro-Am Bikini Competition
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For many years, radio and television personality Rashan Ali has been considered royalty in her hometown of Atlanta, Ga. She started out working for LaFace Records, a label that birthed artists like Outkast and Usher. She would eventually go on to work for three of Atlanta’s most popular radio stations HOT 107.9, V-103, and 94.5. 

Ali has conquered it all as a multimedia personality, from sideline reporting for the Atlanta Hawks to hosting segments for the NBA playoffs. It’s safe to say she can succeed at anything she tries. 

As most of the greats do, Ali decided that she wanted to conquer something outside of her comfort zone. She recently took second place in her first women’s amateur master’s bikini for 45+ and third place in the open bikini competition.  

The July 10 contest marked her first amateur pro-am open. 

“Your competition is you, it’s not who you see on social media, it’s not your sister, your brother, one of your friends, nobody,” Ali said in an Instagram video. “People motivate you, but that’s not your competition. The person you look at in the mirror everyday, that’s  who your competition is. So I hope that what you have seen from following me is motivation and nothing less. 

“Not just motivation physically, motivation to go live out that dream, to stop sleeping on all of the gifts that you have” 

The annual SNBF event involves figure competitions and contestants are grouped by age. Each competitor is judged by muscularity, condition, symmetry and balance. 

These competitions take major discipline with your physical health, and Ali, the founder of Sporty Girls Inc., held nothing back in showing her journey. In a recent post, she expressed her gratitude for her friends and loved ones that cheered for her along the way.

“This moment took EVERYTHING in me to achieve both mentally and physically,” she wrote. “Thank you, God, for your impressive grace and favor. The grace and favor that I am not separated from. It’s in me. It’s in all of us if we tap into it.”

Ali has continued to inspire beyond using her voice in the media. Her winning second place in a competition such as this one showcases her discipline and dedication.