The before and after pictures of Ashwini Waskar are unbelievable. We find it pretty hard to believe that both are, in fact, the same person.
Her story is the typical flab to abs one – after finding she’d become incredibly fat, Ashwini hit the gym. But what was interesting was that she wasn’t the average cardio-bunny. She was capable enough of doing the same fitness routines that male bodybuilders were performing.
That is what her gym owner Rajesh Angad spotted, when he told her to take part in a bodybuilding event in Pune. Ashwini told the Daily Mail that she needed her father’s permission to show a bit more skin than she was used to in the contest. “I told my father about my desire to participate and the attire. He said that he would let me know his decision the next day. He then said there was nothing wrong in exposing a body for a sport that demanded contestants to be similarly attired.”
Ashwini was 5th in a lineup of 7 seven contestants at the India level event. However, that didn’t mean an all-expense paid rosy future. For a Mumbai event, she sold off her gold chain to afford food supplements. After becoming a professional bodybuilder in February this year, she took part in an international event recently, and clearly isn’t going to stop anytime soon.