Gorila Albino

Gorila Albino - IFBB Pro Wheelchair

  • Name : Josue Fabiano
  • Nickname : Gorila Albino
  • Current Residence : São Paulo, Brazil - South America
  • Birthday : June 1, 1998
  • Birthplace : Brazil
  • Disability : Spinal Nerve Atrophy
  • Injury Date : May 1, 2000
  • Type of Injury : Spinal Cord Injury
  • Injury Level : Incomplete
  • Height : 5' 3.78" | 162 cm
  • Contest Weight : 160.9 lbs | 73 kg
  • Off-Season Weight : 174.2 lbs | 79 kg
  • Year Started Training : 2019
  • Favorite Exercise : Back & Chest
  • Favorite Bodypart to Train : Back
  • Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/gorilaalbinopro/
  • Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/josue.monteiro.9862273


I go by the name Josue, a 24-year-old hailing from Brazil, though I’m recognized here as the Albino Gorilla. My journey began at the age of 19 when I embarked on a path of training and resilience. Life hasn’t been a smooth ride for me. At the tender age of 3, a skateboarding incident resulted in a significant injury to my spine, robbing me of the use of my legs.

Through the trials and tribulations, I’ve always held onto my faith and unwavering spirit. My disability never deterred me from pursuing my dreams. As the years progressed, I seized the opportunity to shine in the world of sports. In 2023, at the age of 24, I proudly achieved the status of an IFBB pro athlete. This endeavor breathed life back into me, and I’m immensely grateful for the journey I’ve undertaken.

Presently, I set my sights on an even greater goal—the Olympia title. With determination and a firm belief, I aspire to become the inaugural Brazilian Olympia champion. Today, I stand as a professional athlete, bolstered by the support of renowned companies, including Growth supplements, which have stood by my side throughout. To all who’ve contributed, my heartfelt gratitude.


  • What led to your current situation in a wheelchair?

    At the age of 3, a skateboarding mishap resulted in a spinal injury that confined me to a wheelchair.

  • What was the driving force behind your decision to start training?

    My aspiration to compete as a wheelchair athlete propelled me to begin my training journey.

  • What was the motivation behind your choice to compete as an athlete?

    I aimed to prove to myself that I possessed the capability to rise as a professional athlete, despite my circumstances.

  • How did you go about pursuing your goals within the realm of professional sports?

    I found my way by consistently hitting the gym and being fueled by the encouragement of those around me.

  • What serves as your primary source of motivation?

    I draw motivation from within, constantly pushing myself. Additionally, the aspiration to become an Olympian athlete adds to my drive.

  • What advice or words of wisdom do you have for others facing challenges?

    My advice is to maintain faith, place your trust in a higher power, fulfill your responsibilities, take charge of your journey, and let your own determination be the driving force.

Contest history

• IFBB PRO Contest History

2023 Arnold Classic South America : 1st Place

• Amateur Contest History

2023 Arnold Classic South America Amateur : 1st Place

2023 Musclecontest ABC : 1st Place

2023 Musclecontest Campinas : 1st Place

2022 Musclecontest Amateur Olympia : 1st Place

2022 Musclecontest ABC : 1st Place

• Adaptive Contest History

2022 Arnold Classic South America Special : 2nd Place