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I shot Morgana and Long with their trainer Eric Dilauro at Gold’s Gym on July 18, 2017. Morgana is the first IFBB pro Figure competitor from China. She will competing at the 2017 Los Angeles on the 22nd. Long is an IFBB pro from China in the Men’s Physique Division who has qualified for the 2017 Olympia.
Marian is 26 years old, 6’1” and competes in Men’s Physique at 202 lbs. He was born in Slovakia, and is currently living in Dubai where he works as a personal trainer. He was in the United States on holiday, and competed in several NPC shows as well as at Muscle Beach where he won 1st place in his class. I shot him and his friend Lukas Korvas at Gold’s Gym.
Boris immigrated to Canada from Russia when he was 6 years old. He is 5’11” and competes at 200 lbs. He has a Bachelors of Business and honors in biology. He worked in breast cancer research for 5 years but recently became a personal trainer because it’s his passion. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Occupation Therapy. Boris coaches clients online all over North America.
Graphic Muscle is a 30 minute weekly television series hosted by Lonnie Teper. The show features up-close and personal interviews with the stars who train at the renowned Gold’s Gym in Venice, CA, the “Mecca” of bodybuilding and fitness. It is about a diverse community of people who work out at the most famous gym in the world. It represents what they are like as real people, how they train, and what motivates them to come into the gym day after day. In Episode One, guests include Danny Hester, Bonica Lough, Rick Valente, Gerald Williams, Kris Murrell, Matt Pohlkamp, Logan Manus, Ron Gordon, Peter Lagermand and Jorge Lion.
Standing 6’6″ with an extreme athletic build, actor Paul Duke is a talent who’s difficult to overlook. He speaks four languages(Dutch, English, French and German), along with several dialects, making him incredibly versatile for international characters.
Duke made his professional debut in three successful Belgian television series while earning a degree in International & European law. After his graduation Duke moved to Los Angeles to train at the world-renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute as well as at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with the late Milton Katselas. He is known for his work on Extraction(2013), the first original show from Yahoo! “Sin City Saints”(2015) as well as Recurring Roles on NCIS:LA and Scorpion. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife, and trains at Gold’s.
Ron Gordon is a 6’1” super heavyweight who won his division at Lonnie Teper’s 2017 NPC West Coast Classic, and the overall at the 2013 NPC Excalibur. He has been living in Riverside since 2007 but hails from Detroit, MI. He’s always been into sports, especially basketball, but gravitated towards bodybuilding because “it’s something you can control; it’s an individual journey.”