'12 Model Universe Champion Alan Valdez has transcended being a fitness model into a popular sport fitness brand, especially in Latin America. The 5'11", 190 lbs., 27 year old has appeared in numerous magazines and 3 covers last year. Alan will make guest appearances at Musclemania® Colombia, Mexico, Europe, Universe and other events this season.
Colombian natural bodybuilder Alex Rendon just keeps growing, getting more symmetrical and achieving a leaner physique he prepares for his first competition this season. Despite living in small town and training in a beachside gym, the 5'10", 185 lbs., 20 year old is already getting a lot of media inquiries. "I'm just holding off on most of the people wanting to shoot me. Right now, I am just working on my body because I want to be ready for the stage. Then, I will starting shooting with the magazines who've contacted. I just don't want to get distracted."
Musclemania Pros Simeon Panda (L) and Ulisses (R) shot with Natural Natural Bodz Magazine publisher Steve Jones on Monday just before the Muscle Camp Tour in Gold Coast, Australia. After the shoot, Steve said, "Gee, these guys are in shape. Wow! I was impressed with their conditioning considering its not comp season yet." Simeon and Ulisses are on their way back to London where they will host their Muscle Camp on May 11. Registration details will be announced on Friday.
Like Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man sketch, '10 Model Britain Champion Mehmet Edip displays a static structure but dynamic in its presentation of a moving, living man. The photo by famed fitness cameraman Robert Reiff was shot in his Venice, California, studio and published in Box Magazine this month. The London based Mehmet is currently working the Hollywood media scene and will soon appear in some new advertisements, marketing campaigns and a couple of commercials.
Bosnian natural bodybuilder and sports model Erko Jun made his show debut at the '13 Musclemania Universe. The 5'10", 200 lbs., 21 year old trainer's popularity has exploded with many European sports, fitness and consumer magazines and media agencies hot on his trail. Erko just finished a series of shoots with some Eastern Europe magazine, but is back into training. "I love doing all of the photo shoots, but I am back now in Belgium training hard and getting reason for the contest season," Erko explains.