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.
In one of the biggest events of the season, the recent Model Universe Championships hosted over 100 of the world's top sports fitness models. Winning the Men's Division was Berny Granados of Costa Rica pictured here with show host Melissa Pittman. The 31 year old personal trainer was a professional baseball player before getting serious with power training to develop his physique. He has appeared in numerous Central American magazines, retail commercial campaigns and fashion shows. At 5'10", 180 lbs., Berny is capturing a lot of attention since winning in Miami. He will soon travel to Los Angeles for a series of agencies meetings and photo sessions with three magazines.
He may be new to the competitive sports model scene, but British real estate developer Ben Noy is definitely not new to the sports model scene. Already he's appeared on several Men's Health magazine covers, television host for the Playboy Channel, Gillette Shaving Foam and Sony Ericson campaign model, the star of multiple training DVD's and numerous other major entries on his impressive resume. Ben's first crack into the competitive fitness scene was last month at Model Scotland where he captured 3rd Place. But, he will be at Model Britain next month and expects to show the more seasoned, London based judges what a real professional sports model looks like.