545: Breaking The Stereotype With Rona Tai

Rona Tai is a body positivity advocate and won third place in The Amazing Race Asia Season 5.  She also has her own fitness Breaking The Stereotype With Rona Taiapparel called Be Amaz1ng. She is also known for sharing her modelling content, lifestyle photos, her daily life and fashion related content with her over 30,000 Instagram followers which has inspired others to learn to love their true self and not be defined by others or by their physical features.

Rona shares her life growing up in a country that is constantly defined by your looks and how she is able to overcome them as well as the real reason to joining The Amazing Race Asia with her husband.  She also shares why its important to break the stereotype to live a more liberating life.


Rona Tai is a body positivity advocate and won third place in Amazing Race Asia Season 5.

Cultural Background

Rona is of Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is owning who you are and not worrying about what others think of you.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Rona was always self confident.  Her parents were a great support system and instilled in her that her heart is more beautiful than her looks.  She knew that physical features doesn’t define who you are.  In high school, she tried to be a muse but was voted to become a sergeant because of her thick built.  Others kids in school constantly defined her by her physical features.

The “AHA” Moment

Rona started sharing her daily life on social media such as what she goes through and saw negative comments from people but also found  a lot more positive and focused on the positive.   She was inspiring others at the same time while sharing her daily life.

She and her husband decided to join Amazing Race Asia to break the stereotype of thick women and they won 3rd place.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Life is liberating for Rona and sees her true beauty in herself once she let go of the stereotypes defined by society.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Be patient with yourself and just do you.  Don’t compare yourself to others

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