June 03, 2022
Lee Priest, the enigmatic bodybuilder hailing from Newcastle, Australia, was inducted into the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame in Venice Beach, California, on May 30th, 2022. Priest, who was a six-time Mr. Olympia competitor, was inducted into the Muscle Beach Hall Of Fame by John Balik of Iron Man Magazine, who’s also a member.
Lee Priest had a long successful career in the sport of bodybuilding and was recognized for his contributions to the sport. He’s been referred to as one of the greatest champions to come from Australia.
During the ceremony, which can be seen below, Priest dedicated his award to the late great Eddie Guiliani. Giuliani recently passed away, and he served as a role model and mentor to many in the bodybuilding industry.
Lee Priest grew up in Australia and came from a family where bodybuilding was a part of life. It was Priest’s mom who got him involved in the sport as she was also a bodybuilder. At age 12, Priest started training, and within a few years, he had won multiple competitions.
Lee Priest had a long career in bodybuilding, from winning the 1990 IFBB Australian Championships until his last competition in 2013, where he won the NABBA Mr. Universe title. Priest competed at Mr. Olympia six times throughout his career, with his best finish in sixth place.
Here’s a look at some of the notable wins in Priest’s career:
In recent months many in the bodybuilding were commenting on a possible comeback for Priest. After multiple injuries and setbacks, Priest shared some awe-inspiring physique transformation shots and videos on his social media. At 49 years old, who know we just might get to see Priest grace the stage again!
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