World Champion Boxer; Founder, Laila Ali Lifestyle brand
Laila Ali is the founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle brand and an athlete and champion of health and fitness. The youngest daughter of Veronica Porsche Anderson, and of the legendary Muhammad Ali, she is a strong, intelligent, woman, daughter, and wife.
Laila, a multi-talented entrepreneur, owned and operated a nail salon in California before entering the boxing profession. Laila made her professional boxing debut on October 8, 1999 and retired as the undefeated Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World with a 24-0 record and 21 knock-outs in 2007.
In her post-boxing days, health and fitness is still an important component of Laila’s life. Laila is currently the president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, an organization founded 38 years ago by Billie Jean King to promote sports, health and education among girls and women. Never one to stray from her passion, Laila has conveyed her commitment to health and wellness through multiple television platforms, as the host of Student Body on the N Network, a show that followed a group of teens as they attempted to change their own lives from diet and exercise to volunteering and academics; as she co-hosted NBC’s American Gladiators With Hulk Hogan; and as she formerly served as a regular correspondent on CBS’ The Early Show as its resident Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle expert. Remaining in line with health and wellness, Laila’s newest show, Everyday Health, aired on ABC on September 3, 2011.