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Brandon Curry: Interesting & Untold Facts About One Of The Toughest Bodybuilder In The World

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Brandon Curry is one of the champs among many light-heavyweight lifters. Simply, he is an American professional bodybuilder who takes part in the men’s open bodybuilding division in the IFBB pro league.

The bodybuilder was also involved in many sports including wrestling, track and field, and football. However, weightlifting & bodybuilding caught his eye. In fact, in his 20s, Brandon used to participate in the light-heavyweight class like Supernatural Bodybuilding competition.

What’s more, Curry’s wife Brandy Leaver also shares the same passion and is one of the fitness freaks from Waimanalo, Hawaii.

This article is all about Brandon Curry’s professional & personal life, workout routine, gym, and many more.

Brandon Facts

Full NameBrandon Curry
Birth DateOctober 19, 1982
Birth PlaceNashville, Tennessee, USA
WifeBrandy Leaver
ChildrenA daughter and three sons
ProfessionBody Builder
Known As15th Mr. Olympia


Physical Stats

WeightContest: 255 lb (116 kg)
Off-season: 265 lb (120 kg)

Brandon Curry’s Early Life & Family

The 40-year-old bodybuilder was brought up and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. However, Brandon hasn’t shared even a single bit of information regarding his parents or siblings. But, we do know that he belongs to the Jamaican and Caucasian ethnicity.

Curry took to his Instagram, on April 11, 2022, and declared everything about his ancestry.

He said, “I found out yesterday that my great-great grandparents on my dads side are full-blooded Jamaican and Cherokee/Caucasian. I always heard that I had Cherokee blood but had no idea that I was Jamaican and Caucasian. I guess we really do learn something new every day. 💪🏿”

Brandon Curry posted a image of his ancestry
Brandon’s ancestry

Furthermore, Brandon holds American citizenship and is Libra by birth sign.

Education Accomplishment Of Brandon Curry

Brandon has studied at Hunters Lane Comprehensive High School. Mr. Olympia 2019, was sent to enroll in gymnastics classes by his parents. But, he wasn’t interested in that field. Then, he went to register at the Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

There he earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

Brandon Height And Weight

Brandon Curry stands at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches. In addition to that, talking about his weight, during the contest he listed 255 lb (166 kg) and 265 lb (120 kg) during the off-season.

Brandon Curry’s Career In Body Building

Brandon’s passion for the world of bodybuilding grew after receiving a pair of Hulk Hogan-branded dumbells as a sixth birthday present. In a similar manner, he was also inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s characters Rocky and Rambo and the superhero action figure G.I. Joe.

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However, he didn’t start competing professionally until 2003. That year, he took part in the light-heavyweight class Supernatural Bodybuilding, and eventually won the competition. Henceforth, Brandon began working on his body physique to appear in amateur shows.

Bardon Curry in his High school days
Bardon Curry in his High school days

Similarly, at the NPC Junior National Championships, in 2006, he came in second place. A year later, on July 28, 2007, he compete in the heavyweight division at the NPC USA Championships.

His career’s biggest achievement came in the year, 2019. He achieved what he was working hard for all these years and won the 15th IFBB Mr. Olympia.

His Workout Routine/ Coach-Diet

Brandon Curry’s exercise session is mainly five days a week at the gym. The below details of his workout routine aren’t exact, but a general idea according to his commentary and interviews.

  • Weeks 1-3
Monday:Quads, Hams, and Calves
Tuesday:Chest and Back
Wednesday:Shoulders and Arms
Saturday:Quads, hams, and calves
Sunday:Chest and Back
  • Weeks 4-5
Thursday:Shoulders and Arms
Saturday:Quads, Hams, and Calves
Cardio:30 minutes after a workout or in the morning, 5 days per week

Brandon Curry starts his day by drinking some water. Then immediately he goes to the gym, returns home, and has his first meal which includes 350 grams of potatoes, 220 to 200 grams of chicken, and two or three eggs. Then a typical low-end 200g crab.

After his first meal, he takes a nap for a couple of hours. Wakes up, then grabs some chicken and rice, 200-300g. Again he goes for some workout, and in the middle of training, he has salmon/steak and some sweet potato as well.

Overall the bodybuilder eats six meals per day.

  • Coach

Brandon trains under a coach named Abdullah Alotaibi.

Failure & Achievements

Back in the 2015 IFBB Arnold Classic, Brandon was ranked in 16th place. He has also failed to secure the first rank in many competitions similar to that, but it didn’t let Curry down. In fact, after every loss, he came back even stronger and bigger.

Brandon Curry won the first price at IFBB Arnold Classic Aus
Brandon’s wins with the 1st position at IFBB Arnold Classic Aus

Take a look at how Brandon has performed throughout the years in several competitions.

Year Name Competitions 
2003Supernatural Bodybuilding
2008NPC USA Championships
2013IFBB Arnold Classic Brasil
2017IFBB New Zealand Pro
2017IFBB Arnold Classic Australia
2017IFBB Ferrigno Legacy
2019IFBB Arnold Classic
2019IFBB Mr. Olympia
2022IFBB Arnold classic

Big Ramy Vs Brandon Curry Was Extremely Close: 2021 IFBB Mr. Olympia

Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay won the title of 2021 IFBB Mr. Olympia. He won the competition after much discussion among the judges. Big Ramy was able to defend the title from 2019 Mr. Olympia champ and 2nd runner-up Hadi Choopan.

Despite standing toe to toe with the Egyptian bodybuilder, Brandon lost the championship. In fact, Ramy got the lead by just one point. This year in 2022, Brandon says he will beat Big Ramy in the competition. Let’s see what happens.

Brandon Curry Vs Big Ramy
The neck-to-neck competition between Brandon Curry and Big Ramy

The previous year, Curry’s muscle mass wasn’t enough to beat Ramy. But this time it looks like he has found out his weakness and plans to look fullery at the Olympia show in Dec 2022. Speaking of this, the former Olympia champ has revealed his motives for the biggest show of 2022. He said,

“Yeah, that’s exactly what we know. We pretty much did, last year, we brought a fuller package that we’re going to compete against Ramy. So, I was substantially heavier than I was the previous year I was on stage, and I can’t remember exactly the details. My coach knows exactly. We just brought it to the stage, it’s a little bit heavy knowing that Ramy was the champ, and you know we had to respect the big man and bring a bigger package.”

Not only that, but Brandon says if he brings his most aesthetic and biggest package to Olympia, the win is all his, and he will be the best Open Men’s competitor in the sport.

Brandon Curry Is A Married Guy: His Wife And Kids

The effort Brandon has shown in his career, the equal he has given priority to his family. To keep it simple, he is still in a marital relationship with his High School sweetheart Brandy Leaver. Initially, Brandon and his wife Brandy started dating in 2000.

According to his wife, they were 17 years old when they first met. On May 9, 2007, Curry and his long-time girlfriend said “I do.” At current, they are parents to four kids.

First daughter Zoey Kalilimoku Curry, the second time a son Maximus Curry, again for the third and fourth time both sons Marvelous Curry, and Zion Curry.

In addition to that, Brandon’s wife Brandy has also answered how their relationship worked till now. She said,

“People always ask me how I do it. He’s gone thousands of miles away for 4.5 months in this prep but the way I look at it, if I’m going to support my man I’m going to support him 100% from start to finish and that’s my entire mindset while he is away! It makes me want to work harder too! What’s waiting a few months for the man that I love? I could wait for him forever! Time flies!”

Indeed, they are together for more than 20 years and are in a marital relationship for over 14 years.

How Rich Is Brandon Curry?

Brandon Curry is estimated to have a net worth of $25 million as of 2023. He mainly supports his family financially through his bodybuilding career.

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