Everything You Need to Know About Derek Lunsford's Wife, Height and Net Worth

 After years of hard work and dedication to the sport, Derek Lunsford become one of the most decorated bodybuilders in the world. He is  Mr. Olympia 2021 – 1st (212) and second Mr.Olympia open weight in 2022. His passion for bodybuilding has taken him to places many can only dream of.

Derek is often seen competing alongside other top bodybuilders like Brad Rowe, Roman Fritz, David Hoffman, and Evan Centopani. He is also an inspirational figure to many aspiring bodybuilders all over the world. He has proved that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.

Derek's Early Life and Career in Bodybuilding

Derek Lunsford, born in Petersburg, Indiana, was a very active child. He developed a love for exercise at an early age and enjoyed playing sports. He chose to play soccer and had a fairly successful high school wrestling run.

All of that had to change when Lunsford went to college, though. The college he attended didn’t have a wrestling program, which was unfortunate. He didn’t want to give up on athletics altogether, though, so he had to look into other sports. He started to take an interest in lifting weights instead, which led him down the path of bodybuilding

When Derek Lunsford started out, he had a tough time seeing the results he wanted. To get the help he needed, he found a personal trainer in James Brown. Once they were paired up, Derek was able to get the guidance needed to start seeing some real progress.

Lunsford began working extremely hard and developing an unbelievable physique. It was at this point, that he watched a documentary on bodybuilding. Inspired by the likes of Jay Cutler and Phil Heath, he enjoyed the sport more than ever. Therefore, he decided to take a chance at making a career in the sport.

Derek Lunsford's passion for bodybuilding grew and soon he was competing in amateur competitions. After a few years of amateur competitions, Derek decided to make the jump to the professional level and became a professional bodybuilder. Since then, Derek has achieved great success as a professional bodybuilder, competing in the prestigious Mister Olympia Open in December 2022 and finishing second behind the champion Hadi Choopan. 

Derek's Achievements in Bodybuilding

Derek Lunsford has certainly achieved a great deal in the world of bodybuilding. He has been a finalist for second place at MR Olympia 2022 and has earned several other accolades, including :


  • NPC Indianapolis Championships – 1st (Welterweight)
  • NPC Junior Nationals – 1st (Welterweight)


  • NPC Junior Nationals – 1st (Middleweight/Overall)
  • NPC USA Championships – 1st (Middleweight)


  • NPC USA Championships – 1st (Light Heavyweight)
  • IFBB Tampa Pro – 1st (212)
  • IFBB Mr. Olympia – 5th (212)


  • IFBB Mr. Olympia – 2nd (212)


  • IFBB Mr. Olympia – 2nd (212)


  • IFBB Mr. Olympia – 4th (212)


  • IFBB Mr. Olympia – 1st (212)


  • Mr. Olympia – Men’s Open (2nd)

Derek Lunsford Height

Derek Lunsford is a bodybuilder who stands tall at 5 feet 6 inches(167.5 cm). His height gives him an advantage over other competitors, allowing him to showcase his massive and well-defined muscles. He has been successful in bodybuilding competitions and is one of the most recognizable faces in the field.

Derek Lunsford Age

Derek Lunsford Date of Birth May 14th, 1993

Derek Lunsford Wife

On March 12th, 2022, Derek Lunsford tied the knot with Jhelsin Mabaga in Vincennes, Indiana.

The bodybuilder announced his plans to marry his long-term girlfriend the day before on social media with the caption, “We were just kids when it all started… Tomorrow, I will marry the love of my life.”

The wedding reception and ceremony took place at Highland Woods Community Center. The couple exchanged heartfelt vows in front of their family and friends. Their nine-month wedding anniversary is on December 12th, 2022 and their first anniversary is three months later.

Derek Lunsford's Net Worth

Derek Lunsford's net worth is still being calculated. However, according to research, it is estimated that he has a fortune of around $2 million dollars, which he has earned primarily through his competitive career. In his recent participation in Mr. Olympia 2022, he was awarded $150,000 after finishing in second place.

Derek is also a fitness model. While he earns money through bodybuilding contests, one-on-one sessions, brand endorsements, sponsorships, and collaborations, his social media profiles are still his main

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