How A US Soldier Went From Fitness Model To Running A $30 Million Business
This is a story of how a soldier evolved into a world-renowned fitness model and transformed that fame into a $30 million business. Introducing Colin Wayne from Huntsville, Alabama, the combat veteran who morphed into a fitness model and is now a multi-million-dollar business maven.
Despite being a high school dropout, Colin Wayne served in the Alabama Army National Guard for 7-years. Wayne enlisted in 2006, one month after his 17th birthday. After basic training, he was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. In 2008, Wayne was deployed to Operation Bright Star in Cairo, Egypt. In 2012, Wayne was working out at a gym in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan, when a rocket exploded three-and-half feet from him. Wayne suffered nerve and brain injuries as well as shrapnel wounds to both arms, plus a large hole in his right leg.
“So I should be dead,” Wayne said. “Even the medics said they don’t know how I’m alive.” Wayne sustained injuries including shrapnel in both arms, as well as a piece that pierced his leg. Colin suffered tinnitus in his left ear and permanent nerve damage in his back. The charismatic family man who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom was also awarded the title of Staff Sergeant within six years, the youngest in his brigade