Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Derrick Davenport was born and raised in South Carolina. A good southern boy who was raised by his mother, Derrick took an early interest in fitness and exercise and began training at an early age. In school, Derrick was always very active in sports, and he follows a definite competitive edge.
Derrick received his college degree from the the University of South Carolina. He quickly landed a coaching position at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Derrick was closely associate with the Bolettieri Academy where Venus and Serena Wiliams train.
In the fall of 2004, Derrick met photographers Steve Henry and Tom Watkin. After several photo shoots with these two photographers, Steve Henry suggested Derrick pose for Playgirl Magazine. The editors at Playgirl loved Derrick's look and chose Derrick for the May cover and centerfold of Playgirl. He was later chosen as Playgirl Magazine's Man of the Year.
Derrick's Playgirl debut was huge for his career! Quickly a fan site was developed for him and within a few days, thousands of people had joined Derrick Davenport's Yahoo Group
In April 2005, Derrick signed with Mega Muscle Productions to produce a series of videos. His first, Derrick Davenport's Complete Circuit Training is already being hailed as "one of the most visually stunning workout videos ever created."
Derrick has just completed filming on another video and all his products are available for sale through his online store.
In addition to all the new products featuring Derrick, he signed on to join the team of Mega Muscle Models, one of the hottest model management companies in the country.
What does the future hold for Derrick? He is getting ready to launch his exclusive "members-only" section on DerrickDavenport.com. In August, Derrick will begin production on new fitness videos focusing on yoga and other forms of fitness.
Keep watching DerrickDavenport.com for the latest on Derrick!