Gene Massey; Symbol of Florida's Most Promising
Eugene “Gene” Massey, of Hollywood Florida is a bodybuilder memorialized each year in a special award to a promising young bodybuilder at the NPC Southern States. Massey born in 1949 stood 5’10” tall and made a splash with a 2nd place finish in the ’68 Teen Mr. America. The following year he won the AAU Mr. Florida and Southern USA. By ’72 he was winning prestigious titles like the Mr Southern States while competing amongst the elite at the Mr World, Mr USA & Mr America. After winning Mr East Coast in ’75 and en route to a contest on Nov. 1, 1975 at twenty-six years of age the plane went down taking with it one of Florida’s most promising bodybuilders of that time.