At just 28 years old, Calum Von Monger is one of the most impressive bodybuilders in recent years. Born in Victoria, the Australian bodybuilder grew up on a farm with his parents and five siblings.
The family had several small farm animals and grew most of their fruits and vegetables themselves. This has undoubtedly helped shape Calum’s mindset, work ethic and understanding of proper nutrition.
Later, in 1998, he moved in Geelong where, at the age of fourteen, he began bodybuilding. Since then, a lot has happened..
At 6’2” and 235 lbs., Calum Von Monger is quite the impressive bodybuilder. His success in the industry began in 2011 when he won his first NABBA Junior International Championships, held in Melbourne.
He then went onto place third in NABBA Junior Southern Hemisphere Championships, held in Gold Coast (Australia) the same year.
Despite placing third, that didn’t stop Calum, and he managed to snatch another victory by placing first in the WFF Junior Mr. Universe, held in Baden (Austria) in the same year.
After that, in 2013, Calum won another competition – the NABBA Class 1 International Championships that was held in Melbourne. Despite his success, he once again placed third in the NABBA Class 1 Southern Hemisphere Championships that was held in Gold Coast (Australia) in the same year.
He also went on to get 5th place at the WFF Universe – Superbody in Greece’s Thessaloniki during the same year.
However, Calum quickly bounced back and won 1st place in the WFF Mr. Universe, held in South Korea in 2014. He then went on to snatch another first place at the WFF Pro Mr. Universe that was held in La Ciotat (France) in 2015.
But it’s not just his bodybuilding success..
Calum’s achievements on the stage are undoubtedly impressive, and I’m sure that there are many more to come. But, Calum is also an accomplished fitness figure, and he’s recently made his acting debut.
In 2017, Calum starred in Generation Iron 2 as himself and later was signed off to play none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger himself in the 2018 movie Bigger. He stated in one of his Instagram posts:
Last day on set shooting for the #BiggerMovie its been a great honor playing Arnold.
Calum Von Monger is also one of the most popular fitness icons of today who has amassed huge followings on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He also has his website where his fans can buy apparel, training programs, nutrition courses, and more.
In 2017, Calum completely tore his left bicep off the tendon while performing a gym stunt with another fitness figure. Later, in 2018, Calum suffered another injury. This time, his right knee took the hit when he got into an accident while rappelling down a cliff and lost his footing. As a result, his patella tore off his patellar tendon, MCL, and LCL.
He’s been slowly gaining back his bicep strength, but his knee injury will take longer to recover.