Arnold Schwarzenegger, 71, revives his bodybuilding days at the Arnold Sports Festival in South America

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 71, relives his days of bodybuilding while attending the Arnold Sports Festival in South America

Before he went to Hollywood, he was once an award-winning bodybuilder.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger proved that he was still in touch with his bodybuilding roots when he took a selfie during the Arnold Sports Festival in South America 2019.

Unable to resist taking a selfie, the 71-year-old actor beamed with joy as he stood before the bodybuilding finalists in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday.

Snap happy: Arnold Schwarzenegger proved that he was still in touch with his bodybuilding roots when he took a selfie during the Arnold Sports Festival South America 2019

Snap happy: Arnold Schwarzenegger proved that he was still in touch with his bodybuilding roots when he took a selfie during the Arnold Sports Festival South America 2019

The event, with over 600 participants competing for the title, is the largest international event in South America that combines sports nutrition, health, sports, combat and performance and fitness.

After a debilitating competition in which the bodybuilders showed their muscular physique to more than 10,000 spectators, the men went on stage to show their chiseled abdominal muscles.

During the two-day event, The Terminator star climbed on stage to distribute the prestigious awards to the muscular men.

Dressed in a smart navy suit and green tie, Arnold shone with joy as he stood in front of the podium and posed for the skinny bodybuilders.

Looks good: unable to resist taking a selfie, the 71-year-old actor beamed with joy when he stood before the bodybuilding finalists in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday

Looks good: unable to resist taking a selfie, the 71-year-old actor beamed with joy when he stood before the bodybuilding finalists in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday

Looks good: unable to resist taking a selfie, the 71-year-old actor beamed with joy when he stood before the bodybuilding finalists in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday

Difficult: the event, in which more than 600 participants compete for the title, is the largest international event in South America that combines sports nutrition, health, sport and combat

Difficult: the event, in which more than 600 participants compete for the title, is the largest international event in South America that combines sports nutrition, health, sport and combat

Difficult: the event, in which more than 600 participants compete for the title, is the largest international event in South America that combines sports nutrition, health, sport and combat

Relive everything: during the two-day event the The Terminator star climbed on stage to distribute the prestigious awards to the muscular men

Relive everything: during the two-day event the The Terminator star climbed on stage to distribute the prestigious awards to the muscular men

Relive everything: during the two-day event the The Terminator star climbed on stage to distribute the prestigious awards to the muscular men

Among the winners of the 2019 title winners, Brandon & # 39; The Prodigy & # 39; Curry, from Murfreesbor Tennessee, Juan & # 39; Diesel & # 39; Morel from New York and William & # 39; The Conquerer & # 39; Bonac from Australia.

Since its foundation in 1989, the Arnold Sports Festival has become a must-see event for all ambitious bodybuilders and sports enthusiasts around the world.

In 2013, the festival organized the first edition of Arnold Classic Brazil before it spread its wings and two years later started the competition in Melbourne, Australia.

Throwback: in 1969, Arnold, who was also governor of California from 2003 to 2011, became the youngest person ever to receive the Mr. Universe title at the age of 20

Throwback: in 1969, Arnold, who was also governor of California from 2003 to 2011, became the youngest person ever to receive the Mr. Universe title at the age of 20

Throwback: in 1969, Arnold, who was also governor of California from 2003 to 2011, became the youngest person ever to receive the Mr. Universe title at the age of 20

Earlier this year, the festival saw Brandon Curry as the winner of the 31st Arnold Classic Prize after beating defending champion William Bonac.

After congratulating the bodybuilder, Arnold presented the sportsman a check for $ 130,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and the champion's trophy.

In 1969, Arnold, who also served as California Governor from 2003 to 2011, became the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title at the age of 20.

The actor then won another three Mr Universe titles before starting his film career.

Brave: dressed in a smart navy suit and green tie, Arnold beamed with joy as he stood in front of the podium and posed for the skinny bodybuilders

Brave: dressed in a smart navy suit and green tie, Arnold beamed with joy as he stood in front of the podium and posed for the skinny bodybuilders

Brave: dressed in a smart navy suit and green tie, Arnold beamed with joy as he stood in front of the podium and posed for the skinny bodybuilders

Iconic: since its foundation in 1989, the Arnold Sports Festival has been a must-see event for all ambitious bodybuilders and sports enthusiasts around the world

Iconic: since its foundation in 1989, the Arnold Sports Festival has been a must-see event for all ambitious bodybuilders and sports enthusiasts around the world

Iconic: since its foundation in 1989, the Arnold Sports Festival has been a must-see event for all ambitious bodybuilders and sports enthusiasts around the world

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