Jerome Dinh was born on June 5th 1978 in Minneapolis, MN. He hails from a blue collar family of Finnish and Vietnamese descent. Jerome started his competitive bodybuilding career two months after his 18th birthday and has competed for over twenty years nationally qualified every contest he has competed in. He is also a three time supplement transformation national contest champion. In addition he has been featured in several supplement ads with companies like MuscleTech and Force Factor. He also goes by the name “The Other Rock” due to his likeness with Dwayne Johnson which he’s been synonymously linked to since 1996.
By nature, Jerome is very passionate about health and longevity which is why fitness industry is such a perfect niche for him as he’s able to reach a larger audience to spire others. He takes great joy helping other people reach their fitness goals and social media has been the platform which enables him to do so successfully. He leads by example thus inspiring thousands of people over the past 14 years on the social media platform.
Early in his teens he was diagnosed with Graves Disease ( over active thyroid) and through years of medication and by the grace of God he was able to overcome the ailment. This is what prompted his decision to start weight training leading him to the path of Bodybuilding.
Outspoken, caring, compassionate, down to earth and passionate are a few words that would describe his character. Over the years he would amass a large following via social media e.g. Facebook, and Instagram. The attention has yielded nine sponsorships over the past seven years.
- 1996 NPC Ironman Championships- 1st place & Teenage Overall Winner, 2ND place Mens Open
- 1998 NPC Ironman Championships- 2nd place Mens Open Lightweight
- 2004 NPC Natural Northern States- 1st place Men Open Lightweight
- 2006 NPC Greater Twin Cities Championships – 1st place Mens Open Middleweight
- 2006 NPC Minnesota – 1st place Mens Open Middleweight
- 2008 NPC Flex Wheeler Classic- 2nd place Mens Open Middleweight
- 2010 NPC Minnesota- 1ST place Mens Open Middleweight
- 2011 NPC Gopher State - 3rd place Mens Open Light Heavyweight
- 2011 NPC Fox Cities Showdown- 1st place Mens Open Middleweight
- 2011 NPC Minnesota- 1st place Mens Open Middleweight
- 2012 NPC Badger State Championships- 1st place Mens Open Middleweight
- 2014 NPC Minnesota - 1st place Men's Open Middleweight & 2nd place Overall
- 2014 NPC Master Nationals 35-39 yo Middleweight 8th place
- 2016 NPC Master National Champion 35yo Classic Physique *Earned IFBB Pro Card*
- 2003 SportPharma Pepti-Lean Transformation Contest- Grand Prize Winner
- 2005 Instone Nutrition LifeChange Challenge – Runner Up
- 2008 MuscleTech/Bodybuilding.com Transformation Contest- Runner Up