Bikini Athlete, Fitness Trainer, Model, Entrepreneur, Online Coach, Fitness Model, WBFF Bikini World Champion, Fitness Model, Social Media Figure, Body Transformation Coach. Because then that means all of you are right and I’m wrong and no. Check regularly for the latest, Greatest Physiques. Beating all expectations, she walked away from the show with the trophy. A couple of weeks later my brother-in-law was visiting and my wife told him what was going on and that she was terrified. 5,982 Followers, 3 Following, 34 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Rachel Mclish (@rachelmclish) Too many images selected. She’d developed into a big figure in the industry, meeting many athletes such as Lisa Lyon as a result. If you don’t enjoy it, it will show and do you a terrible disservice”. 1. By 1980, at the age of 25, fitness had become Rachel’s life – her sports club was a massive success and she began making plans to expand. During this period, she tasted victory in another Ms. Olympia show in 1982. She took home the 1st ever Ms. Olympia trophy back in 1980, making history and cementing her legacy in fitness. Towards the end of 1980, Rachel entered the debut Ms. Olympia for women. Click here to request Getty Images Premium Access through IBM Creative Design Services. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a3ce21fe7d80cdd56263322d345c759f" );document.getElementById("gcea259ce7").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); To me i have been following you since the 80’s and before that actually and I can only say that I believe you are the most beautiful woman in the world. Rachel, She always kept her figure lean, refusing to bulk-up and attempt to emulate male bodybuilders. KNOWING SHE IS FROM SAN BENITO AREA, ALONG WITH BOBY MORROW AND HARLINGEN RESIDENT BILL HALEY……………ROX! Your email address will not be published. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999, Rachel helped inspire generations of females to sculpt their physiques and thrust female bodybuilding into the spotlight. Your email address will not be published. All rights reserved, Inspired to reach your maximum potential like Rachel? “If I wanted to keep competing I was going to have to put on some size and I thought, You know what? At this point, she was more determined than ever to make a name for herself. Select from premium Rachel Mclish of the highest quality. She appeared on stage in amazing condition and impressed the judges. After her retirement, Rachel decided to publish books encouraging women to lead a healthy lifestyle – they were huge successes and became bestsellers. “So much can be said about stage presence, but what I will also mention here is the illusive quality known as the X factor, aka charisma”. Professional Bodybuilder, Actress, Author. Would like to talk to u about the lady in my life’s training. Rachel hasn’t been competing since 1984, but is still exercising, and is still a great motivation for many women. However, her greatest achievement yet came in her next competition. No drugs. She’s 51, (from Texas.PHD from Texas A&M,science professor,retired from competive”Roller Derby”a year ago ,has trained for many years,and would now like to attempt a”Bikini competion”. 1982 Pro World Championship – 1st 6. This led to her being named Cardinal’s Football Sweetheart twice. That phot should never have been published. He laughed and told us who you were. However, she didn’t agree with the direction the sport was taking. She finished second to Stacey Bentley in the fiercely contested show. Rachel left the sport as an icon for female bodybuilding. Published Fitness Model, Brand Ambassador, Fitness Model, Bikini Competitor, Digital Influencer, Fitness Model, Fashion Blogger, Internet Personality, IFBB Bikini Athlete, Fitness Model, Coach. Nope. Required fields are marked *. drugs ! So you have a girl-crush on her? By 1984, at 29-years-old, Rachel had cemented her status as a legend in the industry. My wife told my brother-in-law “Thank God, I thought she was a prostitute.” Just thought I would shared something that gave us a lot of amusement through the years. The whole article was tainted by this. This is before the internet or caller ID. Thanks, Brad Herman.