Bikini Model Search July 2012 Winner: Mimi Kong

Mimi Kong was one of two selected as the July 2012 Flex Bikini Model Search Winner and will compete at the Olympia for the overall title


Name: Mimi Kong

Age: 22

Height: 5'0"

Weight: 105lbs

Lives: Fresno, CA

Seeking New Challenges

I'm a very driven person who's always finding new challenges to see what I'm capable of. Fitness has definitely been a different journey in it's own by challenging me every single day.

Making Believers

It's brought out a person I never thought I could be, and the best feeling is when you turn doubters into believers. I haven't had the longest run, but I've come a long way and am excited to see how far I can go!

A Little More About Mimi Kong

1.  Favorite thing about working out (why do you do it)?
-You get what you put in! The improvements and changes I see in my body give me motivation each day to train harder. I love that adrenaline rush of breaking your personal records, setting up a new goal...and then breaking that one! It's a constant battle that is guaranteed to make you a stronger person in the end. Being able to inspire others in the process is an amazing bonus!

2.  What or who got you started working out?
-My boyfriend competes in bodybuilding shows so I took advantage of his training and fell in love with the sport. His dedication and passion was contagious, and the second I started seeing results, I was addicted! Looking good at the beach just wasn't good enough for me anymore!

3.  Role models/influences to start working out seriously?
-Past FLEX Bikini Model Search winners, like Alex Zerega and Amanda Latona, have definitely inspired me. They are the product of when strong meets feminine, and that's beautiful! My Coach Omar, the Team Ventura athletes and anyone I've made the slightest influence on keep me motivated to train harder and stay motivated!

4.  Favorite meal when you are getting lean?
-Lemon Garlic Tilapia with asparagus, yummmm!

5.  Favorite cheat meal?
-An In-N-Out burger with Animal Style fries!

6.  What are your goals in the fitness industry? If you win the FLEX Bikini Model Search, what would that mean and what would you do with the title?
-My goal in the fitness industry is to expand my platform in continuing to inspire and motivate more people in reaching their fullest potential. Winning the FLEX Bikini Model Search would be a dream come true because of all the opportunities it provides and will invite in the future. I'd love to continue competing in hopes of one day getting my Pro card!

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