I went to an NPC bodybuilding event last night and Jay Cutler was there. He had a meet and greet before the event and then did some guest posing. Jay's posing routine was great and he ended up walking through the entire crowd taking pictures with everyone. Afterward he gave a good speech about how grateful he was to have won the Olympia, how he got started in bodybuilding, and how excited he is to have achieved his dreams.
Jay first found bodybuilding in a magazine when he was 12 and started training. His first contest was when he was 18 and by 23 he won his Pro Card. As he was coming up in the ranks Ronnie Coleman was dominating the Olympia and Jay took 2nd a number of times, while also winning 3 Arnold Classic titles. When he was 33 years old he finally won the ultimate title of Mr. Olympia, and then repeated that feat again the next year. After taking 2nd last year he battled back this year and won another Mr. Olympia crown.
If you think that most bodybuilders are arrogant, you are probably right... but not this guy. Jay was sincerely interested in meeting all of his fans and supporting the sport. I didnt get to meet him before the contest but he actually stuck around after guest posing to make sure that anyone who wanted a picture with him could get one. I also heard a great story about him from the Arnold where security tried to shut down his booth because the expo was closed but there was a big line of fans so he told them that he was not leaving until the fans who were waiting go to meet him, and all that they could do was stop additional people from joining the line.
I have to say that after meeting him I am a fan of Jay and hope that he has continued success in the sport. Just wanted to let everyone know that there are some good guys out there and his physique was also simly ridiculous up close.
Here is a picture: