Living the fast lifestyle, MM Pro Francisco Dominguez appears in a racy, new Audi A1 Limited Edition Quattro magazine and poster ad campaign in Europe. The 6', 225 lbs. fitness center owner was spotted by Audi's Spanish advertising agency after a major feature about his bodybuilding career in Spain's biggest newspaper. Francisco won the '12 MM World HW Class and is training for his MM Pro debut at MM Universe in Miami Beach, June 28-29.
Mainly known for his killer dance moves and choreography, Mike Peele’s talent and inspiration is one that can’t be denied. As a choreographer, actor and artistic director, he's most definitely a triple-threat. He has recently shared the stage with the likes of Rihanna, Madonna and Nicki Minaj to name a few. Now, the Hollywood based commercial dancer is training for his first bodybuilding competition. "I want to get to 220 lbs., then I will start dieted," Mike says. His hip hop performances have always kept him lean, but only last year started a muscle gaining regimen. Look out soon for Mike Peele's routines to turn the Musclemania® stage upside down!
'06 Model America Champion Matus Valent & supermodel Diego Sebastian were caught hanging out last weekend. Both cover models have a super season planned including more magazine feature spread & cover shoots. Bilingual Diego who's originally from Argentina will also be hosting Musclemania & Model South America in Buenos Aires in December.
Doing duty at Fitness America Weekend last month, Mark Samara won both the Model America - Short Class and Musclemania® America - BW Class. The fact that he even enter entered both events was surprise enough, but to win shocked event him. Recently, we asked Mark about his decision to train for and compete in both competitions.
"After the Model Universe Championships this past June, I decided to have some fun and try my hand at bodybuilding. Then, after 5 months of consistent training to add some muscle and a lot of posing practice I felt ready for the big show in Vegas."
"Stepping onto the stage as a bodybuilder for the first time, I wasn't sure what to expect. Weighing in at 145 I just barely made the Bantamweight Class. I tried not to worry about the competition and just focus on doing my personal best and having the most fun of anyone out there! It must have worked because I was able to edge out the competition for a win!"
"Now I know I have a LOT of work to do if I want to step on stage with the big guys, so after a little time off to rehab some nagging injuries it will be back to heavy training to gain some muscle. I'd like to take 6-12 months to really make some progress before I hit the stage again. But I know it will go by quickly and I'll be in a posedown before I know it!"
Next stop, Musclemania® Universe!