Italian sports models Gabriele Belmonte is training for Musclemania® Europe in Rome and the Universe in Miami Beach two weeks later. The 26 year old trainer started competing as sports model but having added nearly 20 lbs. of muscle in the past 4 years, he feels its time to move up to the bodybuilding stage. "My body just keeps growing, so why fight it?," Gabriele says. "I like spending time in the gym and it seems the photographers like what they're seeing, too. The size seems to be helping."