Roy Hilligenn

South African bodybuilder

Roy Stanley Hilligen (November 15, 1922 – August 3, 2008) was an American-South African bodybuilder. He was Mr. South Africa four years and the 1951 Mr. America.


  • I was born a vegetarian, I think. Since infancy I never liked meat, never ate it, never ate turkey, chicken, fish or eggs. … I'm so healthy it's embarrassing. If I felt any better I'd have to see a doctor. … I truly believe that fruit is the body's cleanser, vegetables are the body's healer, and meat is the body's premature aging agent and the cause of all diseases except virus disease.
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