Ryan Nelson is known as the world’s biggest vegan bodybuilder. He’s proven that vegan athletes can step on stage against the biggest competitors, winning in multiple bodybuilding and classic physique competitions in 2017. Nelson’s story is interesting – He grew up a hunter and rancher in small town Wyoming. Nelson states, “It wasn’t until my early twenties when I became aware of how many animals were being slaughtered and became an ethical vegan.” With his Midwestern country values and down-to-Earth attitude, Ryan has made it his duty to bring more attention to veganism and animal rights through vegan bodybuilding.
With a smile that lights up a room, and sense of humor that never stops, Ryan has the uncanny ability to brighten anyone’s day.
About the All Star Vegan Bodybuilding Panel
Wondering how vegan athletes build muscle, reach protein goals, win bodybuilding competitions, and thrive on a plant-based diet? Get your questions answered by a panel of professional, champion, and elite vegan athletes, including an IFBB Pro who has never eaten meat, a former butcher turned vegan bodybuilder, a 3-time Colorado state boxing champion, an NPC heavyweight bodybuilding champion, and an NPC bikini competitor and personal trainer.
Nimai Delgado – Vegan Advocate and IFBB Pro,
Vanessa Espinoza – 3X Colorado Golden Glove Champion and Elite Powerlifter
Fraser Bayley – Vegan Bodybuilder and Nutritionist, Former Butcher
Ryan Nelson – Champion NPC Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer
Lilian Aguilar – NPC Bikini Competitor, Vegan for 16 years