Extreme fitness trainer Eric Carlson won both the 2004 Model America in Hollywood and '05 Model Universe in Miami Beach. The 6'2", 200 lbs. California athlete had never competed in any modeling event and yet won both of these world class competitions. Against nearly 100 other sports models, Eric wooed two separate judging panels in all three rounds (Sportswear, Swimwear and Clubwear) and yet took it all in stride. Said Eric, "Winning the America really kicked off my modeling career. Since the show, I have been doing commercial and editorial photo campaigns, promotions and so much more. Taking home the Universe is just icing on the cake."