YOU can't blame Kieran Norquay for wanting to eat lots of Malteaster bunnies, seeing as the Launceston bodybuilder has just been crowned Mr Australasia.
Norquay claimed the title at the weekend after winning the masters men's class at the Australasian Bodybuilding Championships in Sydney.
The win came just one week after the 44-year-old took third place in the Australian Pro Am bodybuilding posing show in Melbourne and he said it would not have been possible without the support of his wife Rozanne and his nutritionist Kate Proessler, from Protraining.
"I've always imagined Mr Australia and Mr Australasia to be someone other than me," Norquay said.
"So I don't take myself too seriously when I say I'm Mr Australasia, it's a little bit funny."
Norquay prepped for 20 weeks before the competition, which included eating at least every two hours from a diet of mainly fish, chicken and sweet potato, weight training at Health and Fitness World six days a week and taking his two Bernese mountain dogs for a light walk every morning.
The INBA Tasmania head judge said he started bodybuilding at 17, but didn't get right into it until he was 38.
Norquay is certain he has now hit his prime, with the past two shows being "the best version of Kieran that I could have hoped for".
Norquay can now take on the Amateur Arnold and Amateur Olympia because of the win, however, he is unsure if he will continue competing.