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55-Year-Old Body Builder Hailed as “Real-Life Master Roshi” for His Impressive Physique

Nhon Ly, a 55-year-old Vietnamese-born professional bodybuilder from California has been dubbed the “real-life Master Roshi” for his uncanny resemblance to the popular Dragon Ball Z anime character.

Ly certainly doesn’t look like your typical 55-year-old man. In fact, he looks a lot better than most guys in their 20s, with his lean, toned muscles and youthful attitude. But he’s definitely not the only ripped 50-something man in the world. What really sets Nhon Ly apart from all the rest is his uncanny resemblance to Dragon Ball Z character Master Roshi, aka the Turtle Hermit, in his “final form”. And he apparently liked the comparison so much that he even set his Instagram handle as @master_roshi_real_life.

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According to Madness Media, Ly immigrated to the United States in 1980, at the age of 16. He got a job as a pedicurist at a nail salon, and worked his way up to salon owner, but bodybuilding has always been his biggest passion. He has competed in several professional bodybuilding events, with his most notable results beings 4th place at the 2011 US Championship, 7th at the 2012 edition, and 5th at the 2015 Nationals.

 

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Even at 55, Nhon Ly continues to train hard in the gym in order to maintain his Master Roshi look. He also likes to share photos and videos with his 40,000 Instagram subscribers, many of whom are actually Dragon Ball Z fans. They routinely post goofy comments, thanking him for training Goku, and asking him to train them in the art of bodybuilding.

 

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