Last night I was invited to attend a very nice dinner in Syracuse hosted by my insurance company, Northwestern Mutual (thank you Steve Yelle). Steve Forbes was the keynote (and quite humorous) guest speaker, and the food and company were excellent.
My highlight, however, was meeting Jeremy Freeman, a bright, highly successful business man who found his niche in the physical training industry (check out freemanformula.com).
And for good reason.
He was the most photographed body builder in the world in 2000 and 2001.
Now look closer. Does he remind you of anyone?
If you’re a Pixar fan, he should.
You’re looking at Bob from The Incredibles (2004) computer animated feature.
That’s right, Pixar used Jeremy as their model for their main character – the devoted, but sometimes distracted super hulk, Bob.
If you’re not a Pixar fan, my enthusiasm is probably lost on you. When everyone wanted their picture with Forbes, I wanted mine with Freeman.
And why is my head so much larger than his? First off, I have a big head. You’re welcome. But in order to get my arm under his and around his back, I had to stand out in front of Jeremy.
Ah. Excuse me.
…in front of Mr. Incredible.