You can tell that Louis works out just by looking at this picture. But it’s not because he spends his days in the gym—his sculpted pecs are a product of pole dancing. An instructor at PXD Pole Studio (which he also co-owns), he was crowned the winner of the Seoul International Poledance Championship just last year.
But just what would make a guy get into a sport dominated by women?
“Back when I was in the army, I was really into fitness, and I wanted to find a new physical activity,” he explains. “I decided to take a pole dancing trial class and haven’t looked back since.”
Louis shares that his family has always been supportive—his dad bought him his first pole and his mum loves watching clips of him competing. And they were supportive even when they didn’t necessarily agree with his career choice.
“When I won my first competition, I started being able to see myself doing this seriously, and I wanted to put my studies on hold to pursue this dream. Although there was initially a lot of resistance, my parents eventually supported pole dancing as my career,” he says.
When he isn’t busy executing awe-inspiring tricks on the pole, Louis can be found doing what most guys do: gaming. In fact, he had even competed in a few gaming competitions. Needless to say, this is one guy who takes having fun very seriously.