|By PR Newswire||
|March 28, 2014 06:18 AM EDT||
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shonda Lewis, founder of Arnold Sports Festival's Rock Star Bikini (RSB) (http://www.rockstarbikini.com), who appeared on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, is telling the world lay off "Biggest Loser," Rachel Frederickson.
Lewis, who also appeared on Tyra and Essence, echoed The Huffington Post U.K., which said we should applaud Frederickson's effort to lose weight.
"What she is putting herself through is hard. I know what it feels like," Lewis said. "It makes me sad to see people tearing her down."
"Lewis knows what she's talking about in the fitness world, and she feels strongly about Frederickson," Tony Reynolds, a judge at RSB said.
After transforming herself from being overweight and winning the 2009 Arnold Sports Festival's Amateur, Lewis said she wanted to give other women a chance to compete at top events. So she created Rock Star Bikini.
Lewis has impeccable credentials. Her RSB alumni (http://www.rockstarbikini.com) currently dominate the IFBB and NPC. They have appeared on almost every known fitness magazine, while two former alums have signed as WWE Divas.
Every year since inception, one of the RSB alumni has won a major amateur or pro contest. Starting in 2011, with the first RSB winner, who went on to win the 2011 Arnold Amateur Bikini overall. In 2012, Ashley Kaltwasser won RSB and followed by winning the Arnold Amateur Bikini. In 2013, RSB alumni India Paulino and Ashley Kaltwasser captured both the Arnold Bikini Pro and the Olympia Pro respectively.
Kaltwasser is on a winning streak, having won her last six contests straight, including the New Zealand Pro last week, the Australian Pro Grand Prix XIV and the Arnold this month.
Lewis is excited about 2014 Rock Star Bikini winner, Alexis Young, who finished fourth in the Arnold Amateur Bikini. "Alexis will take it the next level," Lewis said.
"I hope they will stop hating on Frederickson," she said. "She obviously already has body image issues without trolls piling on."
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SOURCE Rock Star Bikini