Who is Derek Lunsford? His Age, Height, Weight, Career, Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Derek Lunsford Wiki Bio

American professional bodybuilder, social media personality and YouTuber Derek Lunsford was born under the zodiac sign Taurus on 14 May 1993, in Petersburg, Indiana USA. He’s perhaps known best for having won the 2021 and 2023 Mr. Olympia competitions, while he’s today also known for his self-titled YouTube channel, which he launched on 5 April 2013, and which is subscribed to by more than 225,000 people. Derek’s shared 356 videos and all of these together number over 40 million views; most feature him working out at the gym, showing off his muscular body and attending various bodybuilding events.

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Education and early life

Derek was raised in Petersburg by his American parents but he doesn’t usually speak about them in public because they prefer to be left out of media;, however, he’s spoken on the internet about his love for his mother, revealing that she supported him when he chose to pursue a career as a professional bodybuilder. Derek hasn’t talked about having siblings and is thus believed to be an only child.

He attended a local high school in Petersburg, and it was there that he became physically active as he played football on the school team, ran track and wrestled; some of the other activities that Derek enjoyed taking part in were appearing in school plays, singing and playing the guitar.


He matriculated in 2011 and then enrolled at college; it was while at college that he became passionate about bodybuilding as he and his friends began going to the gym and lifting weights. Wanting for his body to look even better, Derek hired personal trainer James Brown and steadily progressed to becoming a professional bodybuilder.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2014.

Derek’s career

Derek’s first amateur competition was the 2015 NPC Indianapolis Championships, and he won in the Men’s Open Welterweight division; this was only the first of many victories for Derek as he then won the 2015 and 2016 NPC Junior National. It was while competing at the 2017 NPC USA Championships that he earned his Pro Card, marking the launch of his career as a professional bodybuilder.


He made his professional debut at the 2017 International Fitness and Body Building Foundation (IFBB) Tampa Pro’s 212lbs division, once again winning on his debut; thanks to the victory, Derek was invited to compete at the 2017 Mr. Olympia, placing fifth in the 212lbs category. He continued competing at Mr. Olympia every year, placing 2nd in 2018 and 2019, and 4th in 2020; the year 2021 saw him win in the 212lbs category, while the year 2022 saw him place 2nd in the Men’s Open Category.

Most recently, in 2023, Derek won at the IFBB Mr. Olympia’s Men’s Open.

He’s still today focused solely on bodybuilding, and since March 2021, he’s been coached by former bodybuilder Hany Rambod.


Most viewed YouTube videos

Derek’s mostly popular on YouTube for the videos in which he’s showing off his muscular body and teaching his fans about which exercises to do at the gym for which muscles, while some of his fans have claimed to like him for his personality as they believe him to be a very good person and a devout Christian. We’ll cover Derek’s three most popular videos as these have contributed to his overall popularity.

His #1 video “Bodybuilder Wrestling a Powerlifter Throwback” has been watched over 7.2 million times since 5 January 2023 and has amassed more than 300,000 likes; it features Derek wrestling a powerlifter and losing.

Derek’s second most popular video “How To Make The Perfect Shake!” has been viewed more than 6.1 million times since 14 October 2022, and has amassed nearly 320,000 likes; it features Derek teaching his fans to make a perfect shake.

His #3 video “How Many Did You Count? #abs #bodybuilding #fitness” has been watched close to four million times since 24 September 2023 and has amassed nearly 250,000 likes; it features Derek showing off his abs and telling his photographer to count them as he has 10 rather than eight.

Love life and relationships

Derek doesn’t shy away from talking about his love life in public and we know that he’s today a married man and has recently become a father.

He’s married to American Dr. of Physical Therapy Jhelsin Mabaga; the two haven’t disclosed the date of their wedding but it’s widely believed that they exchanged vows in either 2021 or 2022. Jhelsin’s quite active on Instagram, and has shared close to 800 pictures and videos, while she’s today followed on the network by close to 36,000 people.


On 10 January 2024, Jhelsin gave birth to her and Derek’s daughter Evelyn ‘Evie’ Lunsford; the baby can be seen featured in a number of pictures and videos shared by Derek and Jhelsin onto their respective Instagram accounts.

We don’t know about other women whom Derek’s perhaps dated; he’s married to Jhelsin Mabaga as of January 2024 and they have a daughter together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Derek works out at the gym every day, sometimes even twice a day; he has a strict workout schedule, as well as a strict diet plan, which have together led him to become Mr. Olympia.

He enjoys spending his spare time with his friends, and Derek’s featured some of them in his Instagram pictures.

He’s currently working on opening his own gym in Los Angeles, California at which he also wants to work as a personal trainer.

Both Derek and his wife are huge lovers of animals, and they’ve featured their pet dog Nala in some of their Instagram pictures and videos.

One of Derek’s favorite actors is Dwayne Johnson, and a couple of his favorite films are “Black Adam”, “Skyscraper” and “The Game Plan”.


Net worth, height and age

Derek’s age is 30. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 240lbs (110kgs).

Derek’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $2 million, as of January 2024.

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