Saturday, April 4, 2009

Darrem Charles Biography

Darrem Charles Stats

Born: July 22nd, 1969, Arouca, Trinidad
Height: 5' 9 "
Competition Weight: 230 lbs

Darrem Charles Bio

Darrem became a champion without the use of any anabolic steroids or drugs, this making it all more remarkable. Darrem relies on intense workouts, good eating and sleeping habits, and high quality supplements.

BY THE TIME THE AVERAGE.. turns 36 years old, he has started to settle down a little bit. At first glance, Darrem Charles is no different. He's a dedicated family man who works hard at his job so he can support his wife and 15-year-old son. He likes to wind down by watching movies with his family or relaxing at the beach. Recently, he even moved into a nice, large house in a distant suburb of Miami.
Of course, one look at IFBB pro Darrem Charles' shockingly defined musculature and it's easy to see that he's in no way your average man. His dynamic posing routines and rock-hard, symmetrical frame have been exciting audiences at bodybuilding competitions for longer than he'd care to admit. But in the last year and a half, the native Trinidadian has started to make waves on the professional circuit. In 2004, Darrem nabbed two first-place finishes and three seconds, and he hopes to improve on that record in 2005.
"I think the best is yet to come," Darrem says from his Coral Springs, Florida, home. "I'm really peaking now, and my body is really responding, so we'll see."


Darrem is about as unassuming as a 5'9", 230-pound statue of slate-hard muscle can be--he's polite, soft-spoken and respectful. But don't let the easygoing facade fool you. Underneath it all, Darrem is a fierce competitor.
"Oh yeah, I want to win really bad," he says with an intensity that belies his typically cool exterior. "I mean, this is what I do. This is my profession. This is what I work hard for. I've gotten a lot of raw deals in the past, and everybody knows it. So I always feel that I've got to be not just good out there but twice as good."
Darrem's famously laid-back demeanor actually comes from a confidence born of his tremendous work ethic. He does not believe in giving less than 100% in anything he does. As a result, his training regimen is both relentless and exacting. When it comes time for competitions, he doesn't leave anything to chance.
"It's all about knowing that I did my homework," Darrem explains. "That I didn't cheat on my diet. That I trained the way I was supposed to train. I know I'm totally ready, and I'm standing out there, confident. I'm standing out there with no regrets. When you know you've done all you can, then it's up to the judges."


Perhaps the most astonishing thing about Darrem is that he had the best year of his career in 2004 at 35 years old, an age at which most professional athletes are on the downward slope of their careers. Of course, this is no fluke. Bodybuilding is a cumulative effort, and Darrem has steadily added mass to his exceptionally lean physique every year. He went into this year's Arnold Classic--an event where he placed a respectable sixth--at 230 pounds. That's 10 pounds heavier than his competition weight just a few years ago. Like fine wine, his physique just seems to get better and better with age.
But Darrem acknowledges that, because of his age, he can no longer be frivolous with his training, joking that his "wheels" already have at least a good 100,000 miles on them. A self-professed sports nut, Darrem grew up playing soccer and basketball. But he no longer fantasizes about being Michael Jordan or Pele. He's grown more comfortable in his own skin, and these days his dreams consist solely of beating the likes of Dexter Jackson and Chris Cormier at the Olympia.
"I'm a bodybuilder now," says Darrem. "I've grown to realize that in the last couple of years. And you know what that means? It means you don't screw around, because I'll tell you what ... I can lift 1,000 pounds, but if I just bend over to move a mat too quickly, without being careful, I can throw my back out."
Darrem may be considered one of the old men of the bodybuilding world, but he still has no plans to slow down anytime in the near future. He's scheduled for three more competitions this year--the New York Pro, on May 21, and the Toronto Pro, on June 4, (both of which he plans to win, by the way) and the Olympia. After that, who knows? Darrem loves bodybuilding, and he's confident that he has a good 4-5 years of serious competition left in him. "There's always the Masters," he says.
With Darrem's meticulous preparation and "slow but steady wins the race" philosophy, it's a good bet he'll be oiled up and under the lights for years to come.

Bodybuilding Titles Won

2004 Xtreme Pro Challenge - CHAMPION!
2004 Night of Champions - 2nd
2004 Hungarian Pro - 2nd
2004 Toronto Pro Invitational - CHAMPION!
2004 GNC Show of Strength - 2nd
2004 Olympia - 10th
2003 Ironman Pro - 5th
2003 Arnold Classic - 6th
2003 IFBB Maximus Pro - CHAMPION!
2003 Olympia - 7th
2003 Show of Strength - 6th
2002 SW Pro Cup - CHAMPION!
2002 Mr. Olympia - 16th
2002 Night of Champions XIV - 4th
2002 Toronto Pro Classic - 4th
2001 Mr. Olympia - 18th
2001 Toronto Pro - 3rd
2001 Arnold Classic - 8th
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational - IFBB, 5th
2000 Arnold Classic - IFBB, 7th
1999 Night of Champions - IFBB, 8th
1999 Ironman Pro Invitational - IFBB, 4th
1999 Arnold Classic - IFBB, 8th
1998 San Francisco Pro Invitational - IFBB, 3rd
1998 Olympia - IFBB,
1998 Night of Champions - IFBB, 7th
1998 Ironman Pro Invitational - IFBB, 2nd
1998 Arnold Classic - IFBB, 6th
1996 Ironman Pro Invitational - IFBB, 5th
1996 Florida Pro Invitational - IFBB, 9th
1996 Arnold Classic - IFBB, 10th
1995 South Beach Pro Invitational - IFBB, 3rd
1995 San Jose Pro Invitational - IFBB, 5th
1995 Olympia - IFBB, 15th
1995 Night of Champions - IFBB, 9th
1995 Niagara Falls Pro Invitational - IFBB, 5th
1995 Ironman Pro Invitational - IFBB, 5th
1995 Houston Pro Invitational - IFBB, 7th
1995 Florida Pro Invitational - IFBB, 3rd
1995 Arnold Classic - IFBB, 8th
1992 Night of Champions - IFBB, 11th
1992 Chicago Pro Invitational - IFBB, 12th
1991 World Amateur Championships - IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 2nd
1990 World Amateur Championships - IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 2nd
1989 World Amateur Championships - IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 5th

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

David Henry Biography


  • Height: 5'5"
  • Contest Weight: 203 lbs.
  • Off-Season Weight: 235 lbs.

Competitive history

  • 2001 NPC NATIONALS, Middleweight, 11th
  • 2002 NPC Nationals, Middleweight, 1st
  • 2002 NPC USA CHAMPIONSHIP, Middleweight, 2nd
  • 2004 Florida Pro Xtreme Challenge, 10th
  • 2004 Ironman Pro Invitational, 6th
  • 2005 ARNOLD CLASSIC, 12th
  • 2005 Europa Supershow, 4th
  • 2005 Ironman Pro Invitational, 7th
  • 2005 MR OLYMPIA, 14th
  • 2005 Mr. Olympia Wildcard Showdown, 1st
  • 2005 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 7th
  • 2005 Toronto Pro Invitational, 7th
  • 2006 Arnold Classic, 11th
  • 2006 Colorado Pro Championships, 3rd
  • 2006 Ironman Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 2006 New York Pro Championships, 4th
  • 2006 Mr. Olympia, 16th (tied)
  • 2007 Arnold Classic, 14th
  • 2007 Ironman Pro Invitational, 6th
  • 2007 Mr. Olympia, 10th
  • 2008 Ironman Pro Invitational, 12th
  • 2008 Arnold Classic, 12th
  • 2008 IFBB Tampa Bay Pro, 3rd
  • 2008 Mr. Olympia, 15th

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Branch Warren Biography

Stats :

* Full Name: William Branch Warren
* Nickname: Quadrasaurus
* Place of Birth: Tyler, Texas
* Date of Birth: February 28, 1975
* Residence: Southlake, Texas
* Occupation: IFBB professional bodybuilder, gym owner
* Height: 5'7"
* Contest Weight: 255 lb
* Off-Season Weight: 275 lb
* Eye Color: Green
* Hair Color: Brown
* Arms (contest): 21"
* Thighs (contest): 31"
* Waist (contest): 32"
* Bench Press: 500 lb x 6 reps
* Incline Dumbell Press: 240 lb x 10 reps
* Barbell Curl: 225 lb x 10 reps
* Deadlift (1 rep max.): 750 lb
* Squat: 700 lb x 5 reps
* Biggest Influence: Mother
* Marital Status: Married
* Wife: Trish Warren, IFBB Fitness.Fitness Pro

Contest History :
* 1992 AAU Teenage Mr. America, Short and Overall, 1st
* 1993 NPC Teenage Nationals, Lightheavyweight and Overall, 1st
* 1999 NPC Junior Nationals, 4th, Heavyweights
* 2000 NPC USA, 3rd, Heavyweights
* 2001 NPC Nationals, 1st, Heavyweight (Earned Pro Card)
* 2004 Night of Champions, 8th
* 2004 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 4th
* 2005 Charlotte Pro, 1st
* 2005 Europa Supershow, 1st
* 2005 Mr. Olympia, 8th
* 2006 Arnold Classic, 2nd
* 2006 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 2nd
* 2006 Grand Prix Australia, 5th
* 2006 Mr. Olympia, 12th
* 2007 Arnold Classic, 7th
* 2007 New York Pro, 1st
* 2008 Arnold Classic, 4th

David Rylah Autobiography

I was born on February 7, 1974 in Sydney . My parents names are Neville and Christine Rylah. We moved to Brisbane when I was 16 months old for my father's job. I have a younger brother Brad by 2 ½ years and an older brother Mark by 9 years.

My father was heavily into sports when I was a baby. He played 1st grade rugby, competitive swimming and also a very active member of a surf life saving club (life guard club) competing on a regular basis in surf carnivals. I of course accompanied mum (mom in the US ) and dad to all the games and carnivals. So I was exposed to sports from the very beginning.

My first introduction into sports was learning how to swim at age 3. I don't remember much from then but I do remember it wasn't a chore or hard work, just part of what I thought was normal life. By the age of 8 I was racing in swim carnivals, competing in athletic carnivals, playing rugby and a member of a surf life saving club as a 'nipper' (kids aged between 7 and 13). In retrospect I realize how very active my childhood was, but at the time it was just what you did in life to me. I continued heavily with sports all through my teenage years also getting involved with boxing, kickboxing and triathlons.

The "bodybuilding bug" hit me at age 14. I had always wanted to have muscles but knew absolutely nothing about it. I walked into a newsstand one afternoon after school and saw a Muscle and Fitness magazine, I picked it up and looked at it in awe immediately saying to myself I want to be like these guys some day. I read that magazine from cover to cover studying everything with detail, how the men in it looked, how they trained, how they ate, I read everything on every page.

I wasn't allowed to join a real gym until age 16 but did get a light dumbbell and barbell set for home. Over the next 2 years I studied every bodybuilding magazine and book I could get my hands on. Mimicking the exercises I saw in the magazines, even with make shift benches using chairs etc. I slowly learned how it all worked. I view this time in my life as my apprenticeship.

I joined my first gym at 16 as promised by my parents. At this stage weights were mainly to increase my strength for my other sports but deep down I was falling more and more in love with bodybuilding. I was still learning everything I could from books and magazines but now I had other more experienced bodybuilders to learn from. I would watch them and ask many questions, and then I would apply what I had learned from them and the magazines and try different things out.

Slowly, I developed a training style that worked best for me. It was modeled after the style made famous by Mike Menzer and Dorian Yates. They were both champion bodybuilders, Dorian was Mr Olympia for 6 years straight. It's called 'blood and guts' or 'heavy duty'. Rather than do lots of sets and reps at moderate to hard intensity, I warm up and then focus very intensely on only one very hard set for each exercise. It's the only way I like to train these days. It's more brutal but way more fun and invigorating.

At 18 I was focused heavily on rugby and becoming a professional player. I had already represented the state of Queensland since the age of 14 so I knew I could have a future in the sport as a professional. Bodybuilding was still growing as a passion but I had chosen rugby as my future. Well that was all changed one Saturday in 1992 when I shattered my knee during a game, only one month before my first trial with a professional team. I was devastated at the time, my whole future as I knew it had been taken away.

After my knee surgery my doctor told me I would never be able to squat again. Oh man!!! This was another shocking blow; squats had become my number one leg exercise. But I didn't take any notice of him. I slowly and carefully worked my way back up to heavy squats again. I have to use perfect form and make sure to warm up properly as well as strap them when on my heavy sets but squats are still the core of my leg training. To this day I have two screws in my right knee but at my best can still squat 180kg (400lb) for 10 full reps. Bloody doctors, what do they know!!!

Not being able to play rugby anymore, it was a natural transition to bodybuilding, which had become a very close second love. I did my first competition at age 20, which was hard because at that age all my friends were out having fun enjoying their youth and I was missing out on a lot of that fun, but not all ;). I placed 2nd in the Queensland juniors. Then I competed in the open Queensland titles at age 23 placing 5th amongst a fairly tough field. I went into this competition thinking I was out of my league but walked away with a lot more confidence in myself as a bodybuilder and what I was doing.

Around the same time I got a job at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast in Australia playing Batman, Superman, Mr Freeze and a cowboy in a western stage show. This was one of the coolest jobs in the world. I got to drive around in the Bat mobile (which had a 350 chev powering it, for those who know what I'm talking about), I got to do fight scenes as Batman after abseiling down the Daily Planet and then drive off in the Bat mobile as the victor, fight scenes as Mr Freeze (big heavy bloody suit), take photos with lots and lots of kids thinking I was their super hero lol (funny now I think about it) but seeing the kids faces light up the way they did was awesome ;). I also got to shoot guns, do fight scenes and try to act with lines as a cowboy in a live western stage show. It was so much fun, helped me grow as a person and develop many skills both physically and mentally.

I was also studying justice at college at the same time. My goal was to join the police force and work my way towards the S.E.R.T. (S.W.A.T.) team. I loved the challenge and always loved the thought of being so highly trained. My brother Brad was in the same classes as me, we both wanted to do the same thing at the time which was really cool, but that all changed when I got the opportunity to join Manpower (Thunder From Down Under) and tour the world. This has to be the coolest job in the world!!!

I had a meeting with the owner of Manpower in early 1997 about joining the show. I was told for me to get into the show I needed to...lose 10kg (20lb) because I was just too big at the time, grow my hair longer (I had the typical meat head haircut), learn how to do back flips and do dance classes. I think he was just trying to discourage me because he didn't seem very interested. Little did he know I was driven enough to spend the next 12 months doing everything he said I needed to do.

I did two dance classes a week (can you imagine a bodybuilding in an advanced jazz class trying to get good as quick as possible LOL), two acrobatics classes a week (the instructor eventually joined Manpower himself, Craig Stott. The poor guy, I was 97kg (215lb) and here I was at 23 trying to learn how to do back flips and he had to teach and spot me, he ended up with a minor shoulder injury because of it, sorry mate!!). I also slowly lost the weight and grew my hair (much to my disgust).

On top of all that I worked two jobs to fund all the extra expenses, did my usual 4 days a week at the gym and did cardio every morning. I got burnt out many times and was on the edge of burnout the rest of the time but I was on a mission and would not fail (mum use to get worried about me, as mum's do, and try to get me to slow down, I love my mum ;). It was a very intense 12 months but very rewarding personally, it made me a much stronger person. When I returned with a video of me doing back flips and a dance routine, as well as 10kg lighter with longer hair, I gave him no choice but to sign me up!!!

I spent three years with the show traveling for up to 10 months a year all over the world. It was a very intense three years but it was the experience of a lifetime. It changed me as a person, I grew up quickly, becoming very at peace with who I am and more understanding of other people and different ways of life. And of course had the time of my life doing it. I have so many good memories some I can talk about and some I can't ;). These guys are like brothers to me now. Manpower is still a permanent fixture in Vegas and I always look forward to my trips there to visit the boys'.

I won my first bodybuilding show while on tour with Manpower, the Gold Coast IFBB light heavyweights. This was one of the toughest things ever, to peak for a show while touring and performing each night but it only served to make me stronger. Being in a different town nearly everyday not knowing where the gyms were, or the grocery stores were, carrying around a little esky (cooler) for my food and then cooking it up with an electric skillet and rice cooker on the hotel room floor, performing just about every night of the week and trying to fit in enough sleep to keep up with it all was pretty intense and tiring. I nearly gave up a few times but glad I didn't. The things we do!!! But it's a fond memory and one of the most rewarding victories for me.

I left the show in December of 2000. The reason I left was to chase my dream, the dream that I envisioned 12 years earlier when I saw my first bodybuilding magazine. There were times when it just seemed unreachable, but the dream never left me. I just kept doing what I thought I needed to do, which was constantly strive to build the most perfect physique my genetics would allow.

At the start of 2004 I felt I had finally built a physique good enough to take the step into the bodybuilding modeling industry, which is really only in the US . I sent Muscle and Fitness magazine a couple of my very best photos, hinting at the fact that I wanted to be on the cover. I knew I was being bold but what did I have to lose?? Much to my joy they contacted me promptly asking if I would be available for a shoot in early June. Of course my answer was yes. I set out a plan to be the very best I could be, this was it for me, a realization of a dream that started 16 years earlier.

With the confidence that this gave me, I also went ahead and contacted Australian Ironman magazine hinting at the same thing. I got that cover and an article/interview inside. So then I just went for it and did the same thing with Musclemag, and got a cover shoot, training shoot and star profile with them also. To me this was just crazy, I couldn't believe all this was happening. I was an unknown, living far away in Australia , but I was being flown to the U.S. to do cover shoots with the biggest bodybuilding magazines in the world. The feeling this gave me was overwhelming, but a 'YEAH, I REALLY DID IT' feeling!!!!!! This feeling is beyond words.

I did everything I possibly could to be the best I could be for the trip. I couldn't have been better or more prepared at the time.

I spent 7 months in the US giving my potential career everything I had. It was the most intense time in my life to date. Everyday was a day I was focused on doing as much as I could to be successful and build a career for myself. I came across so many obstacles, it wasn't an easy run at all but I found as long as I never gave up and kept pushing and pushing I always found a way through. It's a tough industry to break and I certainly don't feel I've broken in yet but I'm much closer than I've ever been, that's for sure!!!

There were days when I felt it was all too much and thought maybe I should just go home to safe ground, but somehow I found something from inside to keep me going. I have never been so driven in my life to accomplish something. By the time I was due to go home again (mid December 2004) I had done many photo shoots for major magazines, print interviews for major magazines, appeared on morning fitness shows and made many contacts within the industry. I was also extremely burnt out and needed a good rest. I actually kissed my hand and touched the ground once I walked out of the airport onto Australian soil.

I did make the impact I was aiming for and knew I couldn't have tried any harder, just waiting to see what results come up from all the hard work. I have big plans for the future and I'm giving it everything I have to get there, the fire is burning very bright within, but even if nothing else comes of this I've achieved the ultimate for myself so I am at peace!!!

I'm hoping this story can make others believe they can achieve anything if they really want it. It's all in your mind. I was a long way from my dream when I first dreamt it, but after 16 years of chipping away I finally made it. You can achieve your dreams, it's not easy, you have to really want them, work hard for them and truly believe if you never give up and keep working towards them that one day you can actually get there. Go for it, it's up to you!!!

Shawn Ray Biography

Shawn Ray

Location: Placentia, CA, USA
Born: September 9, 1965
Height: 5' 7"
Competition Weight: 215 lbs.

Shawn Ray Bio

He's built himself one of the finest bodies on the planet, and his reputation indicates he knows how to stretch a dollar 'til it screams. Will he ever win the Mr. Olympia? Stay tuned!

I have been competing for 17 years non-stop and have yet to fulfill my ultimate destiny of becoming Mr. Olympia. Experience has taught me to never give up on my dreams and fight 'til the end. When I began to realize bodybuilding was my career, I predicted by age 30 I would be done and on to something new and equally challenging. At age 34, reality tells me that if it ain't broke don't try to fix it. Bodybuilding is what I am good at.

I love my job, it's what dreams are made of and believe me, I feel more accomplished with what I have done than what many could only hope for. However, at age 34 I still have no Sandow trophy to show for all my hard work.

My focus when training for competition is second to none but when I am not training life's responsibilities are taking precedence over bodybuilding i.e.: planning for the future, a family, recreation, exploration, crosstraining and so on. True, I have plenty of gas left in my tank, yet I realize I am more than just an athlete, competitor and bodybuilder.

In over 30 major competitions, he has only failed to place in the top five once. He signed his first professional bodybuilding sponsor contract in 1988. He has been featured in two video documentaries, "Final Countdown", covering his preparations for a Mr. Olympia contest, and "Inside & Out", a look at his daily life. He is also mentioned in "The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding" by Bill Dobbins and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He wrote a book about how to become a bodybuilder, named "The Shawn Ray Way". He is currently ranked #45 in the world.In 1990, he won the Arnold Classic but was later disqualified after testing positive for steroids.

Jay Cutler Biography

Jay Cutler was born Jason Cutler on August 3, 1973 in Worchester MA. Jay’s childhood was an active one where he rode ATV`s and worked on his family’s farm. His strong work ethic comes from working in his brother’s concrete business early in his life. The concrete business also gave him the foundation of his body, which led him to where is today.

Jay traveled around in his high school life and attended school in five different towns. He was always a popular person and even played high school football. After graduation in 1991, Jay attended Quinsigamond Community College and received an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Since Jay didn’t play any college sports, he picked up the sport of bodybuilding to feed his need of being active.

Jay is currently 32 years old and stands only 5'9". His weight varies due to contest demands, and on stage, can weight anywhere from 255-275 pounds. His off season weight can be compared to that of any other pro bodybuilder on a bulking diet and can shoot as high as 325 pounds. No matter how much he weighs, he still presents a respectable body fat which is the reason he’s placed so well in the following contests:
1992 Gold Gym Worcester, 2nd place.
1993 NPC Iron Bodies, 1st place.
1993 NPC Teen Nationals, 1st place.
1995 NPC U.S. Tournament of Champions, 1st place.
1996 NPC U.S. Men's National Bodybuilding, 1st place.
1998 Night of Champions, 11th place.
1999 Ironman Pro, 3rd place.
1999 Arnold Classic, 4th place.
1999 Mr. Olympia, 14th place.
2000 Night of Champions, 1st place.
2000 Mr. Olympia, 8th place.
2000 Mr. Olympia Rome, 2nd place.
2000 English Grand Prix, 2nd place.
2001 Mr. Olympia, 2nd place.
2002 Arnold Classic, 1st place.
2003 IronMan Pro, 1st place.
2003 Arnold Classic, 1st place.
2003 San Francisco Pro, 1st place.
2003 Mr. Olympia, 2nd place.
2003 Russia Grand Prix, 2nd place.
2003 British Grand Prix, 1st place.
2003 Dutch Grand Prix, 1st place.
2003 GNC Show of Strength, 2nd place.
2004 Arnold Classic, 1st place.
2004 Mr. Olympia 2nd place.
2005 Mr. Olympia 2nd place.

Jay has been in numerous bodybuilding videos that feature contest preparation for the Mr. Olympia and he even has his own own videos that go in depth about Jay and what he does on a daily basis. "A Cut Above," "New, Improved, and Beyond," "Ripped to Shreds," and "One Step Closer" are all great videos, but I highly recommend "Ripped to Shreds" due to its educational purposes. Jay also wrote a book titled "Jay Cutler`s No Nonsense Guide to Successful Bodybuilding," which can be understood by virtually anybody.

Ronnie Coleman wins Mr. Olympia year after year and Jay remains a gentleman at all times. Jay dosent have Ronnie`s genetics and no training program he uses will be useful in trying to dethrone Coleman. However, age is catching up to Coleman and once he can`t physically or mentally continue competing, expect Jay to be titled the best bodybuilder in the world.

Lee Priest Biography

Vital Stats
  • Name: Lee Priest
  • Location: Venice, California, USA
  • Born: July 6, 1972
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Off Season Weight: 270-285 lbs.
  • Competition Weight: 200-225 lbs.
  • Training since age 13
  • Arms: 20 3/4" (in competition, pumped) to 21 3/4" (off-season, pumped)

    Competitive Record

    Lee Priest

    Lee was born July 6, 1972 in Newcastle, Australia. His height is 5'4", making Lee one of the shortest, most powerful bodybuilders in the pros. His complete name is Lee Andrew Priest McCutcheon. He was raised in Walls End, New South Wales, Australia. Lee Attended Platsburg Primary School. He Has a sister, who is two years older. Lee's mom also was a bodybuilding competitor, and appeared with Lee on stage posing together once. He is married to Cathy Priest, a beautiful female bodybuilder! They got married on July 1st, 2000.

    First Bodybuilding Contest: The 1986 Sydney Bodybuilding Classic

    Major Wins: I won the Mr. Australia three times - 1989, '90 and '91.

    Highlight of Career: Placing sixth at the 1997 Olympia at the tender age of 25.

    Biggest Disappointment of Career: Having to cut out KFC at contest time. As to having my placing changed at the 1997 Mr. O, I don't worry about that stuff, shit happens.

    Role Models in Bodybuilding: Dorian Yates, Paul Dillett, and Nasser El Sonbaty, I have a lot for the guys with the freakier physiques and that's what I want to emulate.

    Bodybuilders Whose Personalites You Most Admire: Paul Dillett, Mike Matarazzo, Tom Platz.

    Least-favourite Exercise: All of them.

    Favourite Exercise: I don't have any.

    Long-Term Personal Ambition: To live long enough to see a bodybuilding show judged correctly.

    Long-Term Bodybuilding Ambition: To do the best I can and to get progressively bigger.

    Best Bodypart: My Heart.

    Worst: My whole body; that's why I keep training hard to improve.

    What You Would Be If Not A Bodybuilder: A mortician. It's steady work, especially in Los Angeles.

    Possession You Prize Above All Others: My life.

    Idea of a Perfect Vacation: Going to any place with no gym or junk food.

    Favourite Car: BMW 850i - the car I drive. Hummers and Lamborghinis are not bad at all.

    Favourite Binge-Out Treat: KFC, Chinese Food and Ice-Cream bars.

    Favourite Food: Junk Food!

    Favourite Musician: I like love songs and ballads. Celine Dion is a good example of a singer who I enjoy listening too.

    Favourite Book: Whatever is sitting beside the toilet when I visit.

    Favourite City: Metropolis

    Favourite Comedian: Adam Sandler is pretty funny. I like comedians who are rude and disgusting.

    Favourite TV Programmes: Days of Our Lives and any TV talk show.

    Trait you Admire in Yourself: My sense of humour.

    Traits you Admire in Others: Honesty, and a good sense of humour.