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Shawn Rhoden Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Shawn Rhoden Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 109 kg (On-season)
Date of Birth April 2, 1975
Zodiac Sign Aries
Date of Death November 6, 2021

Shawn Rhoden can be considered as a late bloomer. He started his bodybuilding journey in 1992. However, before he took up bodybuilding, he was an amateur soccer player but his alcoholism and several injuries made it difficult for him to continue a career in soccer. His progress in bodybuilding was slow and he got his first IFBB Pro Card in 2010. By then, he had supercharged his career and the following year, he made his debut at Mr. Olympia. Shawn eventually toppled Phil Heath from his lofty pedestal of 7 years and became the new Mr. Olympia.

Born Name

Shawn Rhoden

Nick Name

Flexatron, Jamaican Muscle Machine, Eeyore

Shawn Rhoden showing his spectacular build in a picture in July 2012
Shawn Rhoden showing his spectacular build in a picture in July 2012 (Shawn Rhoden / Instagram)


Shawn was born on April 2, 1975.


Shawn died on November 6, 2021, at the age of 46 due to a heart attack in the United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Kingston, Jamaica


Jamaican nationality



Professional Bodybuilder


  • Father –¬†Lloyd Rhoden




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


118 kg or 260 lbs (Off-season)

109 kg or 240 lbs (On-season)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shawn Rhoden had dated –

  1. Michelle Sugar – Shawn was in a relationship with the Instagram model, Michelle Sugar. They also parented a daughter named, Cora.
Shawn Rhoden with Michelle Sugar celebrating their daughter's first day of Pre school in August 2018
Shawn Rhoden with Michelle Sugar celebrating their daughter’s first day of Preschool in August 2018 (Shawn Rhoden / Instagram)

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Distinctive Features

Immense Physique

Brand Endorsements

Shawn Rhoden had used his immense social media presence to land various lucrative endorsement deals. He had promoted products and brands such as –

  • Trifecta Meal Delivery System
  • Hummer USA Fitness
  • Schiek Sports Inc.
  • Feast Mode Flavors
  • The Herbstrong
  • Jagware Suits
  • Pro Tan
Shawn Rhoden with Michelle Sugar in September 2018
Shawn Rhoden with Michelle Sugar in September 2018 (Michelle Sugar / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Being one of the accomplished and popular professional bodybuilders. He had won numerous IFBB events and competitions including Mr. Olympia in 2018.
  • His strong presence on the popular social media platform, Instagram, where he had around 1.9 million followers at the time of his death

First Film

In 2013, Shawn Rhoden made his theatrical film debut in the sports documentary movie, Generation Iron.

Personal Trainer

Shawn Rhoden selected the workout routine depending on what phase he was in of his preparation for bodybuilding events. When he was in the early stages of his preparation, he liked to go for lower rep ranges for workout sessions that involved heavy lifting. While when he was in the advanced stages, he liked to increase the rep ranges and focused on lifting light weights.

Rhoden also tailored his diet as per his requirement. However, he didn’t deviate much from his pre-contest diet plan. His pre-contest diet included 4 to 5 meals per day. For the meals, he focussed on eating carrots, potatoes, rice, carbohydrate-rich veggies, lean ground beef, chicken, and steak.

His daily dietary intake also included post-workout protein shakes. He usually wrapped up his days with a blend of peanut butter, cinnamon, oatmeal, and protein powder. During the bulking-up stage, he increased his frequency of meals and started eating more per meal. During this stage, Shawn usually started his day with a big breakfast that included 15 egg whites, 3 whole eggs, and 1 and a half cups of oatmeal.

Shawn Rhoden Favorite Things

  • Food – Steak, pancakes

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Shawn Rhoden with his daughter in June 2018
Shawn Rhoden with his daughter in June 2018 (Shawn Rhoden / Instagram)

Shawn Rhoden Facts

  1. In 1990, he moved from Jamaica to the United States and settled down in Maryland.
  2. Shortly after his father passed away in 2002, he battled alcohol addiction. He eventually overcame his addiction with the help of his close friend, Lenore Carroll.
  3. Initially, he had dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player but his amateur career as a soccer player was blighted by injuries and his alcoholism.
  4. Shawn Rhoden turned to bodybuilding in 1992. The former Mr. Universe, Yohnnie, was his inspiration as he sought to achieve success in his new passion.
  5. In 2010, he earned his IFBB Pro card. The following year, Shawn made his debut at the Mr. Olympia event and managed to finish in the 11th spot.
  6. Soon after, only in his 2nd appearance at Mr. Olympia, he managed to finish in the 3rd spot at the event.
  7. In 2018, he snapped Phil Heath‘s 7 consecutive winning run as Mr. Olympia. Moreover, at the age of 43 years and 5 months, he became the oldest competitor to have won the¬†Mr. Olympia title.

Featured Image by Shawn Rhoden / Instagram

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