Hollywood choreographer and dancer Mike Peele started realizing a few years ago his passion for bodybuilding. "It isn't something a dancer normally gets into because of the size and all. It's just not conducive for flexibilty and moves," says Mike. But, the 5'11", 220 lbs., commercial actor is proving that notion all wrong. "I am planning on competing at Fitness America in Vegas and I am looking to make another great impression to close out the year. I'm going to attempt Fitness, Model and Physique. Who doesn't love a challenge I guess lol." Mike won the '14 Fitness Universe in Miami and recently appeared in new Lexus and Nike commercials and will be shooting Dance Showdown - Season 4. That's [...]
Model Mexico Champion Fernando Valdez says he's hitting the gym both before and after school as he prepares for Model Hollywood next month. The 6'1", 195 lbs., 24 year old Latin muscle model will be meeting with a couple Spanish talent agencies when he visits Hollywood.
Backstage at Musclemania® Universe last weekend, Daniel Roman (L, Colombia) and Fernando Valdez (R, Mexico) were fan favorites both in the theater and on-line. Daniel, the 5'7", 185 lbs., 21 year old college student, won the MM Junior Class while Fernando, the Model Latino Champion and top commercial sports model, was a Top 5 Finalist in the Model Model Division. The show was Daniel's first international exhibition and Fernando was the most popular on the on-line broadcast. Daniel is now touring the US with his family for a few years while Fernando is back home in Mexico City and preparing for Model Hollywood in August.
Musclemania® Northern California Physique Champion Sean Hamlin is a towering 6'1", 210 lbs., and a lifetime jock. Even his 3 kids are into sports including high school varsity basketball. Says Sean, "Training or "clangin and bangin", as I like to call it, is my passion. There's no other place I'd rather be than under the iron, 7 days a week, year round. Even on Xmas and Easter." Sean's next show date is Fitness Hollywood in August.
David Higuera has been on stage only once in his life, when he was just 18 years old at the '06 Musclemania® World in Hollywood. Now the Mexican culinary student is back into heavy training and setting his sights on competing this fall. "After the show, I got into boxing and was doing a lot of fighting," David says. "But, the bug is back and am training twice a day, eating clean and cardio." At 5'7", 185 lbs., he has incredible thickness and symmetry and will be a threat on any natural stage.
Musclemania® Pro Simeon Panda is preparing for a 6 week publicity trip to Hollywood. During his week long trip there after competing at MM World in Las Vegas, the 6'1", 230 lbs., natural phenom was a major hit! This time, Simeon will be meeting with talent and casting agents, doing auditions, shooting for some magazines, attending premieres and much more. He says, "I got so much response back in November, I've decided to pursue all of the opportunities and see what goes of it."