PORT Douglas’s very own man of steel Teri Wilson came third in the male fitness model class as part of the North Pacific Body Building Titles held at the Brothers Leagues Club on Sunday.
This was the first time that Wilson had entered such an event and the first time a contestant from the Douglas region had entered the contest.
Wilson admits he only two weeks to learn all of the moves and poses and to train for the event and was delighted with the result. “I had no idea what I was doing,” Wilson said. “But when I was told I had won third place, the judge handing me the trophy said that I was ’too ripped and looked too much like a body builder’ and so that was a big learning curve for me.”
He said that even though the competition was tough his immediate competitors were fantastic towards him and showed a “great deal of showmanship” when they offered to help him.
“One lady who was brilliant was doing the spray tans for everyone and when she saw that I had no support person she sprayed me with the tan and helped me to prepare for my event,” Wilson said.
“As part of my routine I had to do a T-walk, which is to walk on stage and up to the front of the stage and do a pose and hold it for the judges and turn my back on the judges.
“I was on stage for about 10 minutes and it was fairly gruelling and I was pretty nervous too.”