Friday, June 10, 2011
Bob Paris: Muscle Icon
Bob Paris, author of Beyond Built and Gorilla Suit, two of the books that really got me into bodybuilding.
Paris was the 1981 Los Angeles champion, 1983 NPC Nationals heavyweight and overall champ, and 1983 Mr. Universe. He competed at the Olympia five times, his highest placing was 7th in 1984. His highest placing in the pro ranks was third - at the 1988 Night of Champions, 1988 Italian Grand Prix and 1991 Montreal Grand Prix (among others).
Paris came out as an openly gay bodybuilder in the July '89 issues of Ironman.
More info on Paris can be found at his website or Facebook.
Posted by Never2Big at Friday, June 10, 2011