John Hansen is one of the most successful Natural Bodybuilders in the world. John won the first Natural Mr. Olympia contest in 1998 in Greece and he is a 3x Natural Mr. Universe winner. John is the author of the book Natural Bodybuilding (Human Kinetics, 2005) and wrote his own Training and Nutrition advice column in IronMan Magazine for 14 years. John became interested in Bodybuilding after reading the superhero comic books as a kid. He started training to be a bodybuilder at 14 years old after he met Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu and Lou Ferrigno all on the same day when visiting California on vacation. John's goal was to win Mr. Universe and be featured in the bodybuilding magazines. He began competing in the teenage bodybuilding contests at 16 years old and competed in 10 teenage bodybuilding contests by the time he was 19 years old. John won the NPC Illinois State Bodybuilding Championships at 23 years old and went on to win first place at the NPC Mid-America and NPC Illinois Cup as well. In 1991, John started competing in Natural (drug-tested) bodybuilding competitions. He won the Natural Mr. North America and Natural Mr. Universe in 1992, the Pro Natural Mr. Universe in 1996 and the first ever Natural Mr. Olympia in 1998. John won his third Natural Mr. Universe title at 49 years old (20 years after winning his first Mr. Universe contest) in 2012. John has worked for companies such as Muscle Tech and Optimum Nutrition. He has written articles on training and nutrition and has conducted seminars all over the world on contest prep, fitness and gaining muscle mass and strength. He has served as a contest judge, contest promoter and currently hosts his own website at www.FloridaPhysique.com in which he covers the NPC Florida Bodybuilding scene, doing interviews and hosting his own internet television show The Florida Physique Report and The Bodybuilding Legends Show.