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Branden Ray has had a quick rise up the bodybuilding ranks. He won his first NPC show, the 2006 Tournament of Champions, as a MW. After some close calls he finally turned Pro as a LHW at the 2010 nationals, beating out Robert Burneika No slouch outside the gym, Ray used to work at CNN as an Assignment Editor in their DC offices. “I was asked by someone at Gold’s Venice what my goal was in bodybuilding and what legacy would I like to leave. This question caught me off guard because most bodybuilders say, ‘Win the Olympia.’ My goals are slightly different. Yes, pretty much every competitive bodybuilder wants to win the ultimate title, but ultimately, I want to be a pro who has motivated or inspired everyone who crosses my path,” Ray has said.
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY