Zyzz The Body Builder
How did he manage to establish a great following around himself?
Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian, popularly known as Zyzz, was born to Maiane Iboian (a cardiologist) and Sergei Shavershian in Moscow, Russia on the 24th March 1989. Man, I bet you didn’t know that! Zyzz and his older brother, Said Shavershian (also famously called by his screen name of Chestbrah) were raised in Eastwood, New South Wales following his family’s relocation to Australia. He completed secondary school education at Marist Catholic College, Eastwood and achieved Dux of this college! Read it again, Dux Brah! But being ‘book smart’ has got nothing to do with getting results – motivation, drive and passion get results bro. Later on, Zyzz studied and graduated with a Business and Commerce degree from the University of Western Sydney. Dayum Zyzz!
How did Zyzz Get Into Bodybuilding
Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian was a prolific bodybuilder. The boy who was a skinny shrimp during his early years of life got the inspiration to become a bodybuilder from his elder brother Said. Soon after finalizing secondary school studies he registered at a local gym to start learning the skills, nutrition and bodybuilding training tips. With rare determination, Shavershian put in extra effort taking 3-4 hours every day to train and emulated his favorite body builders, such as Frank Zane and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Interestingly, Shavershian attested (in Simplyshredded.com) that his entry into bodybuilding was occasioned by the biting desire to impress girls. Those were the days when he used to admire pictures of great body builders and wished he could be like them. He had a dream – and he chased it till he got it. Four years later, it had dawned on Shavershian that bodybuilding was completely a professional engagement which couldn’t be done simply to please other people. He had to set his goals, adhere to them and sometimes smash them in the gym. Then exhilaration built in him as he began to enjoy himself in the gym with the pumps.
Where the Name “Zyzz” Was Born – Online Presence
Afterwards, Shavershian would storm into the growing online market and advance his career, achieving great strides and online fame. It is online where he became popularly known as Zyzz. He posted his videos on Youtube from 2007 and in social media networking sites, extending his fame globally. By 2011, he was already a bodybuilding idol worldwide. He established his portfolio as a professional bodybuilder, personal trainer and later on as a model and part-time stripper (oh yeah boy). When asked to comment about his success as a bodybuilder, Shavershian insisted that he had adhered to strict dietary measures and hard work to achieve top form.
After mastering asesthetics, Zyzz also created and sold his own book. The book was titled: Zyzz’s Bodybuilding Bible and sold for $59.95. As a tribute to Zyzz we are currently giving the book away for free – but for a limited time only.
Zyzz’s Online Video Popularity
His videos ranked 18th in 2011 among the year’s Top News Videos in the Nine News. Google insight statistics of May 2011-May 2012 revealed that he was searched the same number of times as Julia Gillard (current Australian Prime Minister), and three times more than Tony Abbott (the country’s Opposition Leader). Many people paid homage to him by dressing in “Zyzz style” during the Field Day Festival of 2012 – New Year’s Day in Sydney.
His Facebook fan page attracted 60,000 fans before his death; while by April 2012 the page had run to 300,000 fans (according to the Daily Telegraph) before declining some months later. On the 22nd March 2012, his brother, Said Shavershian, released a 19-minute video on Youtube to honor Zyzz. These videos, named “Zyzz – The Legacy” trended greatly between late March and early April 2012. The Zyzz story has now been firmly established and even today still forms part of trending articles.
The Untimely Death of Zyzz – RIP
While out on holiday in Bangkok, on the 5th of August 2011, Aziz Shavershian was taken ill with a sudden heart attack. He was rushed to the nearby Thai hospital, but was not fortunate enough to survive. The news was broken on social media and Facebook by friends and family, while his death was confirmed on 9th August 2011. An autopsy revealed that he had suffered from an undetected congenital heart defect. The family accepted that he had shown a number of minor symptoms some months before August, including shortness of breath and high blood pressure. The family had a known history of heart problems.
Though dead, Aziz Shavershian has left a legacy that cannot be blotted. The Zyzz trend will forever be tributed to him. Zyzz has inspired many people – he has shown that you can make the impossible possible.
Thank you Zyzz – Rest In Peace