The man who had the biggest boner in the army has found a new gig as an armoured combat soldier.
Key points:Aussie bodybuilder Matt O’Toole has been in the military for over 20 years and now earns about $3,000 a monthHe told his wife that he would be “just happy to do the job” for a monthMatt O’Reilly, a 26-year-old bodybuilder from Brisbane, was born with no arms and legs and had been working as a bouncer before he had surgery to repair the damage caused by a knee injury.
Matt was one of the first bodybuilders to come out as gay, and after a year of therapy, the pair started a bodybuilding company, which he now runs.
Matt and his wife, Rebecca, were told that they were being called up to join the Australian Defence Force.
“When we first told our parents that we were gay, we felt like, ‘We don’t have anything to lose, but this could potentially ruin us’,” he said.
Matt had always been “a bit of a loner”, but after seeing the job offer he was “over the moon”.
“When I saw that they said we were being sent to Australia, I was just like, I have to do this.”
The job I was offered was a little bit of an adventure and the experience I would get, and the job I would do.
“Matt O`Reilly, 26, says he had always wanted to be an army soldierMatt O´Reilly, an Australian bodybuilder and entrepreneur, has worked as a bar bouncer and as a military soldier for more than 20 years.
He told ABC Radio Brisbane that his job offer came after years of therapy and rehabilitation.”
I got the job in September 2016, it was about a month before Christmas, and I was pretty sure that it was going to be a month where I would just be happy to be working,” he said, adding that his wife had been supportive.”
She said, ‘Well, I don’t want you to get too worked up, you’re just here to do your job and be happy with it, it’s not something that you’re really looking forward to’.
“Matt O�Reilly and his fiance Rebecca, who works for the company he runs, have been working together for about two years.”
We’ve always been a little loner, we didn’t really talk much and then we realised that we really do talk a lot and we started getting in each others’ heads,” he added.”
It was just a bit of excitement, but we’ve always really enjoyed each other and we’re really lucky to have been married to each other.
“Matt and Rebecca have been in Australia for about a year.
They have two boys, Liam and James.
They are hoping to make a move to the US.”
My wife and I are so happy, we’ve had so many amazing years together,” he joked.”
So, we’re just really happy to see our boys and we’ll be going for a break and we can come back.
“He said he was a bit “overwhelmed” by the job, but was happy to take on a new challenge.”
At the end of the day, I love my job,” he told ABC Brisbane.”
But, you know, you just need to keep doing it and keep working hard.
You know, I just want to make it a little more exciting for everyone, you never know.
“Matt said he would continue to work as a bodybuilder.”
Being a body builder, it doesn’t mean that you have to look like a fat man,” he explained.”
You don’t need to be skinny.
You just need strength, you need size and you need a good sense of humour.
“Matt’s new job is a “really exciting opportunity” and he said that it would “help us stay motivated and focused”.”
The more you’re involved in something, the more it motivates you,” he concluded.”
As long as we’re working hard and having fun, we can still get where we want to go.