'Paul who?' I hear you ask... Paul Smith is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated and undeservedly 'un-talked about' British Strongmen. At just 24 years old Paul has already achieved highly, winning England's Strongest Man, Junior UK's Strongest Man and most notably, The Ultimate Strongman Junior World Championships, beating the likes of Tom Stoltman and Iron Biby in the process.
Paul excels in any pain event requiring mental strength, such as the front hold, which he won at Britain's Strongest Man last year. Paul is a very talented and hard-working athlete and I love the fact that he seems to have so much fun competing.
Last year he went to World's Strongest Man as a reserve and ended up competing last minute with no time at all to prep. That experience teamed with his drive and determination and the titles he already has under his built will, I think, set him up for a great 2019 and beyond.
What was the last thing you put in your mouth? A great big gulp of protein shake
What do people do that pisses you off? Randomly stopping in busy areas so you end up having to dodge around them!!
If you had a time machine, which period would you visit and why? Ancient Rome would be really cool, see how their society worked and how technologically advanced they were
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Probably Italy, somewhere on the coast not too busy and crowded
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Hmmm to be able to fly would be pretty fun
What are you absolutely determined to do? Win worlds strongest man!
What’s your proudest accomplishment? Winning a junior world title, that felt pretty special
Which actor would play you in a film about your life?
Denzel Washington I reckon
If you had to become an inanimate object for a year, what object would you choose to be? A jet plane. Would get some good views
What job would you be really bad at? Any normal one in an office. I'd lose my mind!
Quick Fire Round
Arnold’s or Worlds? Worlds
Night in or night out? Night out
Facebook or Instagram? Instagram
Home cooked meal or restaurant? Restaurant
Chocolate or ice cream? Chocolate
Max weight or reps? Max weight
Full head of hair or majestic beard? Some of us are capable of both
Shower or bath? Bath
Cat or dog? I can't decide
A live in massage therapist or live in chef? I'd have to say massage therapist