The Longest Now

Life, by Delmonteque
Sunday November 23rd 2003, 4:08 am
Filed under: indescribable


Some stories are too good to be true.  Such is the story of Bob Delmonteque‘s life…


He was a popular beefcake model in his youth.  Pictures from his youth are now worth a tidy bundle.  He himself was known in those days as a photographer of male nudes.  He went on to become a major national exercise trainer, and was one of the trainers for the original Apollo astronauts… Somewhere in there, he got a degree in (sports) psychology.  Some recent pictures:


Awesome studio photo published in ’99 (taken when he was in his 70s?).
One Taken in 2000 (age 81+) at a modeling shoot.
Headshot from a recent ISSA profile.


Today Delmonteque is 84, has a build most 20-year olds would kill for, and spends his time promoting his line of age-defying products and still modeling his physique for weight gyms in California.  Here’s a charming article he published recently, in which he coyly refers to himself in the third person…


If I find a good reference to one of his photo exhibits (photos by him, not of him), I’ll post it here.  Maybe I’ll even find a woman with a similar story!  [the woman who helps him market his youth potions doesn’t quite fit the bill.]


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I think he was a bit ahead of his time. I wish I had a body like that, but even if I did, I doubt I’d show it off as openly as he does. But he’s an inspirational example of what healthy living can do even as we grow older.

Comment by Gratitude 04.16.11 @ 6:06 am

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