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Merry Christine Bodywear

The Bulgarian Beast

One of my favorite bodybuilding athletes
Dobrimir Delev and Dayana Deleva in Merry Christine Bodywear competition suits.  Photo: Tommy Kolev

Dobrimir Delev and Dayana Deleva in Merry Christine Bodywear competition suits. Photo: Tommy Kolev

I cannot remember exactly how many years ago it was that I got a Facebook message from a young man in Bulgaria wanting a pair of posing trunks. He was only able to pay through Western Union, and I agreed to run into town to get the money. He got his IFBB pro card and pretty quickly he made his way over to the U.S.A. to go onto be the second youngest IFBB Olympia competitor. For the past two years I am proud to say that I sponsor him with his trunks. He is now a proud husband and father. He and his wife, Dayana I consider a stunning example of health and beauty in the fitness industry. I had this crazy idea to make a high end Merry Christine Bodywear couture bikini and men’s trunk to send to Bulgaria and have them get his amazing photographer Tommy Kolev to photograph them for my website and social media. They did not disappoint. Dayana, only four months from giving birth to their beautiful daughter, Dobri keeping his physique in amazing condition, and Tommy with his attention to detail created these amazing images and these are only a few to show me what went on. I am humbly honored to have my suits exhibited by them and look forward to more in the future.

Dobrimir Delev in a Merry Christine Bodywear competition suit.  Photo: Tommy Kolev

Dobrimir Delev in a Merry Christine Bodywear competition suit. Photo: Tommy Kolev

Dayana Deleva in a Merry Christine Bodywear competition suit.  Photo: Tommy Kolev

Dayana Deleva in a Merry Christine Bodywear competition suit. Photo: Tommy Kolev

Dobrimir Delev in a Merry Christine Bodywear competition suit.  Photo: Tommy Kolev

Dobrimir Delev in a Merry Christine Bodywear competition suit. Photo: Tommy Kolev