01/24/2013 02:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Carlos Alvarez, Recalled Miami-Dade Mayor, Is Now A Seriously Ripped Bodybuilder (VIDEO)

"Bro, you're f***ing diesel" is definitely something Miami guys tell themselves in a mirror -- and it's likely what people have been telling bodybuilding (!) former Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez.

Alvarez set Miami society abuzz after shocking photos surfaced of his surprise appearance at a November bodybuilding competition, in which the alarmingly bronzed 60-year-old former police officer showed up in nothing but skivvies to strut some suprisingly swollen muscles. (View video of his performance above -- and check out what Alvarez used to look like below.)

The mayor made history in 2011 when he was recalled from his post in the largest single municipal recall in the United States. His ouster followed a well-organized petition drive that pushed for his removal in the wake of his support for the taxpayer-funded Miami Marlins Ballpark at the height of the economic downturn.

Since being booted out of office, the Miami Herald reports Alvarez has been beefing up on the sly at the Equinox Gym in Coral Gables, unbeknownst to most of his former constituents.

The hard work clearly paid off as Alvarez took home two prizes -- including first place -- at the sexagenarian competition.

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