TOO fat, too skinny and too pimply.
Looking at these beefcakes from the inaugural Mr Muscle Singapore 2011 pageant, it's hard to believe that they once experienced the pain of being a below-average Joe.
The men confessed that they used to be teased, bullied and not given a second glance by women.
So how does one qualify for this beauty contest with a twist when it was launched last year?
All 18 contestants are required to have had undergone a drastic transformation in their lives to shed their ugly duckling image – whether it occurred before or after joining the pageant.
See our photo gallery of these hunks ...