Sports model sensation Ben Handsaker is heading to Model Australia next week in the Gold Coast. The 6', 200 lbs., executive and motivational speaker recently traveling to the US for a media tour including shooting for 4 magazines. Ben says he's added nearly 15 lbs. of lean muscle since winning the same competition two years ago.
Musclemania Middle East Physique Junior Champion Muhammed Saif had one of the most impressive physiques on stage two weeks ago in Cairo. The 5'9", 185 lbs., 20 year old student has been training for 4 years and always natural. Muhammed is a architectural engineering student and plays on the Egyptian National Team for American Football.
Never on stage before, Austrian bodybuilder Onome Egger says he's training to become the best natural bodybuilder ever! The 6'2", 225 lbs., 19 year old lifetime natural says, "I keep lifting, eating right and shaping my body until the time I think I am ready to compete. I'm in no rush." But everyone around Onome keeps telling him he IS ready. Still a high school student, Onome plays American football, rides horses, mountain hikes and enjoys being active. But, we will have to wait until he decides which Musclemania® show he will compete. To be announced. - Follow Onome Egger
Former French Olympic simmer Nassim Khelifi took up serious weight lifting after his aquatic career. The 6'1", 225 lbs., 25 year old is training for Musclemania® Paris which will also be his bodybuilding stage debut. "Physique training is so much different that I did for swimming," Nassim explains. "I did a lot of rep and lighter weights and now its heavy stuff. The diet is much more rigged, too. I never used to watch my diet because I was burning up all the calories in the pool." More news about Nassim soon as his physique readies for the show in Paris on October 11.