Meet ‘Mini Hulk’, the 4’1″ Bodybuilder Who Could Bench Press You
The pint-sized powerhouse doesn’t let his stature get in the way of anything.
He was born Vince Brasco, but people call him Mini Hulk, a fitting moniker for two obvious reasons.
Born with a form of dwarfism called acondroplasia, Brasco barely tops four feet, but that hasn’t stopped the 25-year-old Pennsylvanian from becoming a pro body builder with more muscle than most men twice his size.
In an interview with StrengthAddicts.com, Brasco says he got into the sport to avoid the weight problems that so often afflict people with dwarfism. “I wanted to be a role model to everyone who has dwarfism. If you have a dream, go for it and never give up. Always believe in yourself,” he said.
The Mini Hulk is very active on Instagram, where he likes to show off his mini six pack and offer inspirational quotes.
In addition to body building, Brasco is also a long time firefighter, something that got him some attention back in 2011. His strength is key to his ability to put out fires, he told DailyMail.com.
“Because I can lift so much I’m handy at salvage jobs where we have to move heavy bits of metal debris—like after car accidents,” Brasco said. “And it means I can be part of the line of men using a hose. If you weren’t strong enough that thing would fly out of control.”