IFBB Pro League Men’s Physique Athlete and London-based fitness model, Andrei Deiu, has signed with Team Evogen Elite. Andrei may be a fresh face on the Men’s Physique stage, but he already brings an impressive track record with him.
Andrei currently works as a fitness influencer and professional sponsored athlete. He began working out at the age of 15, right after moving from Romania to the United Kingdom with his family. Suddenly in a new environment with few friends, Andrei decided to find himself a hobby to pass the time: weightlifting. The gym became a second home and new social outlet for him.
Andrei competed in his first bodybuilding competition at the age of 17, and while he didn’t place at this show, he knew his new hobby had become his passion and was excited to continue competing. A few years later, at age 19, Andrei won the 2014 Miami UK Fitness & Model Championships in St. Albans near London taking the overall in Men’s Physique.
Andrei continued his impressive winning streak, placing 1st in Men’s Physique at both the UKBFF FitCon and UKBFF Portsmouth, and placing 2nd at the Arnold Classic Europe. More recently, Andrei was awarded his IFBB PRO card at the 2017 Amateur Olympia San Marino after placing 1st in his category.
At age 22, it’s clear that Andrei has the dedication and drive to become a true contender on the Men’s Physique stage. Furthermore, he now has the expertise and support of Team Evogen behind him, all of which can only help him further his promising fitness career.
Between competitions, Andrei admits that he doesn’t really have an ‘off-season’, since he’s always trying to stay in shape for videos or shoots as a fitness model. Nevertheless, he does manage to clock some down time with family and friends and is forever thankful for the new sense of self confidence that competing has given him. Andrei will be joining Team Evogen at the Olympia Expo this year, so be sure to keep an eye out for this rising star at the booth!
Q. WHEN DID YOU START WORKING OUT?
A.I stared working out at the age of 15 years old when I moved out to UK with my family. As a teenager I always been overweight and bullied from my school mates. When I moved to UK, I had no friends and I had to find a hobby to kill my time. The gym was the only place that made me feel better and also the place to make new friends.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN COMPETING?
A. By watching YouTube videos and Pumping Iron.
Q. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
A. I am a fitness influencer and a sponsored athlete.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISES?
A. Side lateral raises Triceps extension.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BODY PART?
A. Chest & shoulders.
Q. WHAT WAS THE FIRST EQUIPMENT YOU TRAINED ON?
A. A pull up bar.
Q. WHEN DID YOU REALIZE COMPETING WAS YOUR PASSION?
A. When I competed for the first time as a fitness model at the age of 17. I didn’t win or be in top 5 and it made me hungrier than ever to compete again and show what I am capable of.
Q. WHAT DO YOU DO TO PREPARE FOR A SHOW?
A. I try to put my mind in a positive and disciplined place. I cut out all the negativity and people that don’t support and motivate me.
Q. HOW DO YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OFF-SEASON?
A. I don’t really have an ‘off season’. I always try to stay in shape for videos or shoots.
Q. WHO IS YOUR INSPIRATION IN THIS SPORT?
A. My family and my friends. But I am the main inspiration for myself. I want to be the best version of myself.
Q. HOW HAS COMPETING ENHANCED YOUR LIFE AND HOW DO YOU/WILL YOU USE IT TO IMPROVE THE LIFE OF OTHERS?
A. Competing has opened up so many opportunities for me. It has given me a very comfortable living and has given me the confidence in myself that I never had. It has taught me about dedication, discipline, and commitment.
Q. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS THAT WANT TO BREAK INTO COMPETING?
A. Be prepared to give everything you got. Be ready mentally and physically. If it was easy everyone would do it.
Q. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHERS INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED WITH A BRAND LIKE EVOGEN?
A. Test and try the products first before looking to join the company. As you need to be passionate about a brand you believe in, not just what they pay you.
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Birth Date: May 8th, 1996
Hometown: Valcea, Romania
Current Residence: London, UK
Weight: 196 lbs off-season, 176 lbs contest
Career Highlights: 2014 Miami UK Fitness & Model Championships winner (19yrs) , UKBFF FitCon 1st place mens physique , UKBFF Portsmouth 1st place mens physique, Arnold classic Europe 2nd place, Amateur Olympia San Marino 1st place my category , 3rd place overall (won IFBB PRO card)