The answer – You get Ivan Rusilko. Ivan Rusilko is one of the 11 finalists in Mister USA 2008, he's also our personal pick to grab the title. Dr. Ivan Rusilko answered a few questions for us. Read on to hear what he had to say.
I grew up in western Pennsylvania where I learned a great appreciation for the outdoors. I am an avid sportsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, and hiking. Currently, I am a fourth year medical student in the process of preparing for residency. As a bodybuilder and fitness model exercise and good nutrition are very important components of my daily life. As a result of my dedicated exercise and nutrition regimen I have won several bodybuilding competitions. I am always amazed at how much attention I get in public based on my physique. Recently I was on a trip to Disney World and people were stopping me asking to have their picture taken with me…like I was some Hollywood celebrity! It is both gratifying and quite humbling!
2. How did you get involved in modeling?
I got involved in modeling quite by accident! I did a bodybuilding show a couple of years ago and my pictures were online and an agent so happened to see them. He got in touch with me and badda bing badda boom, here i am!!
I entered the Mr. USA content because I feel the diversity of my background truly represents what it means to be an American. I am living the dream! I am a successful bodybuilder and model, on my way to being a successful medical professional, and currently exploring my entrepreneurial interests. Only in America can you work hard, use your gifts and talents, and truly achieve greatness!
4. What is the craziest thing that you have ever done?
The craziest thing I have ever done is getting involved in medicine! Where else can you massage a beating heart or deliver a baby in the ER?? I have seen it all, from misplaced sex toys to bullet holes in the head! Medicine is not only a amazing and diverse field, it is also an exciting one to!
By far, it would be Rolling Stone Magazine! Why? Because I believe those individuals that appear on the cover of this magazine share my philosophy of achieving success based on pursuing a true diversity of interests. Music is a tool people can use to slip away from reality if only for a second, and that is something that is priceless.
6. Your a Medical student/Model/trainer/musician. How do you make time for everything?
I make time to pursue all of my personal and professional interests by being very disciplined and organized. I keep my eye on the target and don’t get side tracked or diverted from my true goals! Everyone should have a goal and keep their attention trained on achieving that goal. Having and achieving a goal is important to the maintenance of a healthy life balance and sense of priority.
Well if i could go on a date with any one famous i would have to choose Janis Joplin before she died. I bet she had some amazing stories and the date would be one crazy time, ha ha. Not the answer you were looking for i know but it would be a great story!! ahahahaah
8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I think it is important to have a vision of the future and your place in it. In five years I plan on being a successful medical doctor in my field of specialization, a successful entrepreneur, and the best friend I can be to those who have been a positive influence in my life and helping me to achieve my personal and professional goals! I want to make the biggest positive dent in this world that I can! Check my site, http://www.ivanrusilko.net to keep track of me and keep me in line!!
Thanks Ivan. If you wanna vote for Ivan for the MISTER USA INTERNET prize . CLICK HERE