Hwang Chul Soon - Korean Bodybuilder and Fitness Model
Career in Bodybuilding
Korean bodybuilder and fitness model Hwang Chul Soon (황철순) was born on September 1, 1983 in Seoul, South Korea. Hwang’s height is 178 cm, or 5’ 10”. His specialty is “b-boying,” or breakdancing, and he typically incorporates breakdancing movements into his posing routines. Hwang makes frequent appearances in Korean commercials, advertisements, magazines, and television shows.
Though Korean, Hwang prefers to compete in American competitions because, in his view, American competitions are more entertainment-oriented than Korean competitions. This style seems to be a better fit for Hwang, who fills his performances with lots of energy, creative costumes, and dance moves.
Hwang began his career as a personal trainer and made his U.S. Musclemania debut at the 2009 Musclemania World Championship Bodybuilding Competition, where he won second place in the lightweight category. Hwang has made significant gains in size each year, and by 2012 he won first place in the Pro heavyweight category at the Musclemania World Championship Bodybuilding Competition in Las Vegas.
Hwang states that he does not take any bodybuilding supplements. In a 2014 interview, Hwang was asked, “What supplements do you take?” To which he responded, “I am not taking any now. I have to drink alcohol. I don’t care. The public wants true appearance. The three elements of fitness: alcohol, women, and cigarettes. Hahaha!” (Monsterzym)
Hwang’s interests outside of bodybuilding include waterskiing, swimming, and going out to clubs. One club he enjoys going to is Club Octagon in Seoul’s Gangnam District.
In a 2014 interview, when asked whether he has a girlfriend, Hwang responded, “I have many girlfriends.” The interviewer then asked, “Do you have a lover?” To which Hwang replied, “I have many lovers, too. I can’t be anyone’s property. I belong to everyone.” (Monsterzym)
Bodybuilding and Fitness Competitions
• Musclemania Universe, Professional Medium, 1st place
• Musclemania America at Fitness America Weekend, Professional Medium, 2nd place
• Musclemania World Championship Bodybuilding in Las Vegas, Professional Heavyweight, 1st place
• November: Musclemania World Championship Bodybuilding in Las Vegas, Professional Heavyweight, 4th place
• November: Musclemania World Championship Bodybuilding in Las Vegas, Lightweight, World Champion (Pro Card Acquisition)
• June: Musclemania Universe World Sports Model in Miami, 3rd place
• June: Musclemania Universe World Bodybuilding in Miami, Lightweight, 4th place
• April: Musclemania Universe Korea Sports Model, 1st place
• November: Musclemania World Championship Bodybuilding in Las Vegas, Lightweight, 2nd place
• September: Fitness Korea Sports Model, 3rd place
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Modeling Photos from 2014
These 2014 photos show how huge Hwang has become since his Musclemania debut in 2009.
Modeling Photos from 2013
These photos from 2013 really show how much size Hwang has put on since his early years!
Fitness America Weekend 2013
The following are candid photos taken at Hwang's hotel during Fitness America Weekend in 2013. Hwang won second place in the Professional Medium category at the Musclemania America competition.
Photo Set from 2012
The following two sets of photos began appearing online in January 2013, so they may have been taken in 2012. Since Hwang wears the same briefs in each set, but the background is different, it isn't clear whether these photos are from the same or separate events.
Musclemania Universe Korea 2010
The following two sets of pictures are of Hwang Chul Soon at Musclemania Universe in Korea in 2010. He won first place in the Men's Swimwear (Sports Model) competition.
Seoul Fitness Event 2009
The following three pictures show Hwang Chul Soon participating at an event in Seoul promoting a fitness center.
Musclemania Debut in 2009
The following pictures are of Hwang Chul Soon at the 2009 Musclemania World Championship Bodybuilding Competition in Las Vegas. Hwang won second place in the lightweight division.
Modeling Photos from 2009
This classic set of modeling photos is dated 2009. Hwang wears briefs labaled "Croota", an underwear and swimwear company based in the United States.
Modeling Photos from 2008
Though dated 2009, pictures from this photo series began appearing on the internet in 2008, suggesting these photos were taken in 2008 but not released until 2009. That would make these some of the earliest photos of Hwang Chul Soon--he has certainly grown a lot in size since then!
Miscellaneous Candid Photos
The following are various photos, mostly informal poses, of Hwang Chul Soon.