This 28-year-old male model who hails from Malaysia looks like he could possibly live in a gym, but he reveals he was once just a skinny kid.
According to a report in The Star, actor and model Kit Mah may look like a poster child for a fitness campaign today, but he says with a grin: "I was the skinny kid in school."
Standing at 1.77m, he used to weigh only 48kg, he says.
His honed physique has been a result of hard work and consistent training.
At age 15, Mah decided he had had enough of being underweight, and would start lifting weights just to "gain a bit of weight".
He recalls buying his first pair of dumbbells at a department store, and doing push-ups and squats to facilitate the various strength-training regimes he got off the Internet.
To his surprise, change came relatively quickly, and the teenager could not be more pleased with the results.
He said:"I gained about 8kg of muscle mass in a matter of months. My friends in school noticed the change, and they were quite amazed."
The positive reactions motivated Mah to push even harder. He eventually signed up with a small gym in Petaling Jaya, where he was introduced to proper lifting methods, developed an affection for iron, and met many like-minded workout enthusiasts.
His devotion to fitness landed him his first modelling gig during his college years.
The photogenic model has since appeared in a slew of commercials, including campaigns by Digi, Watsons and McDonald's.