Viral Powerlifter Popular for His Disguised Janitor Pranks Makes a Heartfelt Confession After Hitting Remarkable “10,000,000” Milestone: “To Be Honest It’s Unbelievable”

Vladimir Shmondenko is a social media sensation and is affectionately known as Mr. Anatoly by his fans. He is an elite powerlifter who is taking the bodybuilding world by storm. He is one of the biggest pranksters in the bodybuilding industry and keeps gymgoers baffled with his titular disguise as a janitor who can lift heavy weights. However, it is easy to forget that behind the bubbly prankster lies a story of dedication and endurance. Mr. Anatoly was born in 1999 on a cattle farm near the tiny village of Krishtopovka and had no means of going to a fancy gym. His early life was immersed in a physically demanding lifestyle.

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He became interested in American bodybuilding after finding internet access and built his gym using bricks and old parts of Soviet-era tractors. The Ukrainian bodybuilding prodigy recently uploaded an Instagram post about a huge milestone in his life.

Vladimir Shmondenko shares his huge achievement


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Mr. Anatoly has arguably never complained about his hardships and has overcome every obstacle in his path. He achieved great success, even after coming from a small village where the internet was also a luxury. After starting by doing pranks as a janitor who could deadlift in the gym, he is now an internet sensation after seven years of social media presence. The man with an estimated net worth of $2 million just passed another huge milestone.

He shared his happiness with the world after achieving a whopping 10 million followers on Instagram. Mr. Anatoly shared a carousel of pictures and videos, starting with the image of a massive cake with his miniature figure on top. He was smiling ear to ear in the photo while wearing a knitted frog cap. Throwback images from his early days as a powerlifter followed this picture. One video even showed him lifting weights at a 2017 powerlifting competition in Ukraine.

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He wrote a heartfelt note alongside the post, thanking everyone who supported him through this venture. Vladimir wrote, “10 million This is a big number for me. To be honest it’s unbelievable 🤯😂. Half a year ago it was 100k, I was unsuccessfully filming these pranks with zero knowledge of the English language, and somewhere within myself I believed that there would be an explosion. But not by the same amount😱.” 

The powerlifting prankster, who did not know any English, strived through with sheer willpower and his passion for bodybuilding. He further wrote, “Thank you for watching and being a part of my life. I appreciate every comment, repost, and message. I am very glad that I can motivate and lift the spirits of as many as 10 million people here on Instagram.” His unique take on bodybuilding by doing prank videos is what attracted the audience’s attention toward him.

Vladimir Shmondenko’s tale to success


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Vladimir Shmondenko was born in a small Ukrainian village, according to the information Roberto Nickson once shared. The population of the village was not more than 200 people, and there was hardly any social media or internet in the vicinity.

Shmondenko was 14 when he first discovered the world of the internet, and through it, he found fitness. Narrating this tale, Nickson said, “What’s most impressive about Vladimir is his story. Rags to riches, against all odds.” He added, “He got access to the internet at age 14, and he fell in love with American bodybuilders and bloggers.


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Shmondenko did not give up despite the immense hardships life threw his way, and today he is a famous bodybuilding sensation with 10 million followers! He proves that there is no shortcut when it comes to achieving one’s goal.

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