Billy Simmonds is the winner of the 2009 Mr Natural Universe title. He's an Australian bodybuilder, powerlifter, Martial Artist and vegan. He holds multiple black belts in Martial Arts and has set world titles performing feats of strength.
Billy became a vegetarian in 2002 and turned vegan in 2010, explaining his reasons in a Viva La Vida interview:
Each and every person who decides to be vegan makes a massive difference. From literally saving animals from suffering and death, to improving their health and the environmental benefits – being vegan means seeing the bigger picture and saying I’m going to do what I can and take a stand.
In 2010 he was filmed by Animals Australia at his gym in Brisbane where he challenges the stereotype that vegans can’t build muscle. He doesn’t take any steriods and eats specific high nutrient, alkaline foods that fuel his body for performance, growth and repair.
He is currently working as a Stunt Performer and Nutrition Consultant.