Although he isn’t one of the most popular bodybuilders in the world, Tom Prince has undeniably earned his place on our list of transformations. Launching his professional bodybuilding career in 1997 when he won the NPC National Championships, Prince joined the pro circuit but failed to bring home any other major championship titles outside of a third place finish at the 2001 Night of Champions. Preparing for the same event two years later, everything soon changed for Prince when kidney failure took him off of steroids and out of the competition.
Spending the next nine years undergoing dialysis three times a week, Prince underwent a successful kidney transplant in 2012 and is healthier than ever with a new lease on life. Happy with his retirement from bodybuilding and content with his thinner look, the 47-year-old has since traded in steroids and long hours at the gym for a more fulfilling (and healthier) lifestyle while working alongside his wife with their property management company. Admitting that he misses the friendships of the industry, Prince says he’s happy to support his wife’s dreams after the many years she spent cheering him on.