Loughlin (Lock) Gannon has achieved a life-long dream and made history by winning the overall Mr Universe title.
Boasting 20 stone of muscle, six foot two Lock (35) wowed judges with his physique, winning the title on November 10 in Birmingham.
The son of Loughlin and Mary Gannon, Lock from Foulksmills, won the competition fulfilling a life-long dream.
'I couldn't be happier. I'm still waiting for it to sink in. I've been dreaming of achieiving this for 20 years,' Lock said.
Having performed well below his best in the worlds in Italy last June, Lock bounced back and won the top amateur boydbuilding prize in the world. 'As far as amateurs go this is the best title on the planet. It was previously won by Arnold Schwarzenegger.'
See next week's paper for a full interview with Wexford's Mr Universe.