One standout from the recent Romania Muscle Fest Pro is Marcello De Angelis, who not only made an impressive Men’s Open Pro debut but also secured a commendable third place, surpassing the formidable Nathan De Asha.
Marcello De Angelis’ Journey to Men’s Open Pro
In 2021, he earned his Pro card in Classic Physique, but his journey encountered hurdles due to size-related issues.
His victory at the Worldwide Amateur Olympia Brazil event further solidified his standing in the amateur ranks. However, challenges arose in the form of weight-cutting struggles, prompting a significant decision.
Transition to Men’s Open: A Bold Move
Faced with difficulties in maintaining the weight required for Classic Physique, Marcello De Angelis opted for a bold move – transitioning to Men’s Open.
This decision, coupled with the guidance of renowned coach Milos Sarcev, marked a new chapter in his career.
The turning point was the MuscleContest Brazil, where he missed weight, leading to disqualification but ultimately steering him towards the Men’s Open category.
Marcello De Angelis’ Pro Debut and Mentor’s Acclaim
Before his appearance, a glimpse of his chiseled physique shared on Instagram garnered attention from bodybuilding legends.
The Romania Muscle Fest Pro Triumph
As Marcello De Angelis stepped onto the stage alongside bodybuilding titans, he not only outshone Nathan De Asha but secured a remarkable third place, trailing only behind Behrooz Tabani and the winner, Samson Dauda.
Future Prospects and Mr. Olympia’s Contention
Marcello De Angelis has undeniably showcased immense promise in the Men’s Open Pro category.
His blend of classic lines and full muscle volume has set the stage for a potential shake-up at the 2023 Mr. Olympia, provided he secures a qualification this season.
The rise of this Brazilian powerhouse adds a thrilling narrative to the ever-evolving story of professional bodybuilding.