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THE SHOT OUT OF THE SHADOWS You could feel the disbelief ripple through the crowd as competitor No. 1 stepped on stage for the Mr. Olympia finals at Orleans Arena. Perhaps the widest man on stage, Roelly Winklaar’s XXXL silhouette proved worthy of the moniker, the Dutch Beast. Though his Vegas weekend ended with a sixth-place finish, Winklaar’s brand of freaky, hanging-off-the- bone muscle was a hit with fans. Two weeks later, he qualified for the 2018 Mr. Olympia with his win at the EVLS Prague Pro (where he beat two men who finished ahead of him on this stage). 136 FLEX | JANUARY 2018