When I learnt that he is openly gay my respect and admiration for him has increased - although I think that this cost him a certain something in bodybuilding scene - and this happened because bodybuilding is so full of assholes who cannot think / admit that gays can be serious and competitive bodybuilders, too - except the porn stuff, escorting etc).
In this sport there are so many in the closet that is almost ridiculous when some people act that there aren't.
I am not in favor of transparency of people's lives but I hate.. I really hate hypocrisy.
D.o.B : 05/13/1969
P.o.B : Clearwater, FL, USA
Height : 5' 6" (176 cm)
Off Season Weight : 260 lbs (117 kg)
Competition Weight : 200 (90 kg)
Nationality : Greek - American
P.S : Three days before Mike announced via Facebook his comeback to the stage in 2015! Good luck Mike ! I really wish you the best !
(Mike's last competition was in 2009 at Europa Supershow where he finished 11th).