I'm just trying to clear up the fact that there are different levels of bodybuilding and "I" compete on the amateur level. My profession on the other hand (aside from Security Operations Officer) is Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness.
I just need to detach the word Professional from the front of my title as Vegan Bodybuilder, to make it as accurate as possible. I think if I timed things right I could become Pro on the Natural circuit someday. I've been to tons of Natural Bodybuilding shows and some natural guys are HUGE but if you go to a smaller show, the overall champ may not be beast-like and if the show is a Pro-qualifier, and you win, that is how you turn pro.
There isn't much money or endorsements in Pro bodybuilding on the NATURAL level. Can any of you name any Natural Pro Bodybuilders? Probably not too many, in fact I can only name about 5, (although there are hundreds). I know David Lawson, Rodney Hellaire, Bob Smith, Don Robinson, and a couple others....oh and of course Dave Goodin, the Texas Shredder.
So Pro status could be way down the road, but now I'm an Amateur Vegan Bodybuilder
To check out some Natural Bodybuilders check out:
there are other sites too, just google it.