"It’s been a long time coming & without a doubt one of the greatest achievements of my life," says newly crowned Musclemania® Champion Joshua Manoi. "Upon winning my class and being awarded the overall trophy last night, I officially became a professional natural bodybuilder!"

"This prep wasn’t easy by any means. I decided on this show 7 months ago. Since then, my training became much more intense, my diet strict & my daily routine impeccable. What a lot of you may not know is that in a natural federation like Musclemania®, a lean & vascular look is desirable, but overly lean is not as it does not conform to the natural bodybuilding realm/industry. With that being said, it gave me the ability to grow into the show & keep more muscle on my frame upon stepping back on stage. I was determined to bring my best package. I can now confidently say that I’m proud of my delivery. Even though this wasn’t an easy prep, I gotta say, I had a lot of fun. One major highlight I want to point out is the fact that I was able to train & compete alongside one of my greatest friends and truly one of the hardest workers I’ve ever come to know Matthew Ullerick The Phoenix. I hope to share the stage with you again one day, brother! As for my plans in the future, when the time comes, I will compete again as a pro. Until then, I will continue chipping away at my masterpiece. Back to work! Thank you to everyone who came to show support & to those who watched the livestream online! Also, to everyone who has ever believed in me, this one’s for you, too! WE DID IT."

"I wants to props to Musclemania® for the amazing venue & taking pride in their competitors & allowing us to truly express ourselves. I want to give a thank you to my coach Dave Caramanis who prepped me for this show and acknowledge my sponsors Muscletech, Rawgear & Reign Body Fuel who’ve all helped make it possible for me to pursue my passion for fitness full-time. Of course, I truly can’t thank my amazing support system enough for always being supportive & encouraging me to chase my dreams!"