Male Fitness Models: San Diego, CA-Based Josh Riquelme

Josh’s Social Media and Training Website:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat | Riquelme Routine

Introduction

Josh Riquelme, 25, is from upstate New York. He became a represented male model, with BMG Models, in 2019. (Instagram) In June 2022, Josh moved to San Diego, California. Josh currently is a content creator for his social media channels. He is a Gemini, with a birthday on May 28.

A YouTuber, Josh has begun to add more content to his channel (lifestyle and fitness tips). [Be sure to subscribe.]

In 2021, Josh went to the Dominican Republic to visit his dad.

Josh has had a number of photo shoots with several photographers. Josh worked with one photographer, Carlos “Trey” Salazar, on a job for Box Menswear and continued to work with him to add photos to his portfolio.

(In 2019, Josh worked with another model, Kyle Hynick, in New York and Texas (for Box Menswear). In 2022, Kyle, Josh, and Vince Aldiere had a photo shoot in Tulum, Mexico.)

Enjoying the spring weather. T-shirt, Aetos Apparel.

Television

On October 11, 2022, Josh announced that he will appear on a U.S. television program on the MTV network titled “Love at First Lie.”

Sadly, Josh and Monica were voted off. They spoke about their experience on the show in an interview with In Touch Weekly.

The Riquelme Routine

In December 2021, Josh announced his workout-related website, The Riquelme Routine. He is selling an illustrated fitness e-book.

Josh also posts fitness and lifestyle content on his YouTube channel. One video provides five tips for incorporating into your morning routine.

The Five Habits for The Morning

  • Deep breathing and stretching.
  • Splash some cold water on your face.
  • Make your bed.
  • Drink water.
  • Workout.

Facial Hair Grooming Tips

Josh created a video on how to maintain a neatly trimmed beard. Josh also provided tips on how to avoid razor bumps. Given that more guys like having facial hair, his tips have been popular.

Josh’s Fitness Journey

Houston, Texas 2022

Summer 2021

Los Angeles, California

Josh went to Los Angeles, California for photo shoots.

Josh’s Photographers

Photos by David Anthony
New Hairstyle

In addition, he had his hair dyed blonde. (Hair stylist, Keon Cruz.)

At the Beach

Josh’s Photo Shoots

Josh’s Social Media and Training Website:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat | Riquelme Routine

Eduardo Fermin

Eduardo Fermin is a photographer based in New York City. He and Josh have created outstanding images.

See more photos on Eduardo’s website

Carlos “Trey” Salazar

Carlos “Trey” Salazar is an Austin, Texas, based photographer. (I have a post on Trey on the blog.). Josh has worked to create images multiple times, at a photo shoot for Box Menswear (discussed below), and then other times when Josh went to Texas.

Anh Nguyen Henry

When Josh went to Texas, he had a photo shoot with Houston, Texas, based Photographer Anh Nguyen Henry.

Bill Lagaret

Photographer Bill Lagaret works in New York City.

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Josh in July 2020, visited a beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and had some photos taken.

Shot by Lester / Lester Villarama

Josh did a photo shoot with Photographer Lester Villarama of Shot by Lester. Josh wore an awesome olive-brown overcoat.

Allan Spiers: A Blast from 2016

Through an Internet search, I found some photos from a shoot that Josh did in 2016 with Photographer Allan Spiers.

Josh’s Social Media and Training Website:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat | Riquelme Routine

Josh’s Haircut with Fade

Josh showed his fresh, new haircut on his Instagram page (August 2020). The new haircut style is shorter than previous hair styles, with a fade on the sides.

Josh’s Social Media

Josh’s Social Media and Training Website:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat | Riquelme Routine

Gaming PC

Josh is a gaming PC enthusiast. He has some unboxing videos on YouTube.

Josh also streams on Twitch.

Mens Physique Competition

Mens Physique Competitor, 2016

Josh competed in a mens physique contest while a teenager. He covered his contest preparation on his YouTube account in 2016.

Josh prepared for a contest just after he graduated high school. He was 19 and a social media marketing coordinator. He started a video log to show his progress as he got into contest shape.

While doing the contest preparation, Josh also did a photoshoot with lifestyle shots.

Josh did a video with his bodybuilder friend, Adonis Grahovic.

Separately, during this period, there was a video of Josh trying on clothing from the Beyond Genetics brand.

Contest Preparation Macronutrients

Josh explained that his contest preparation macronutrients (aka macros) break down was–

  • Contest cut: 200 g protein, 250 g carbohydrates, and 55 g fat. For carbohydrates and protein, each gram is 4 calories and for fat, each gram is 9 calories. So the calories for Josh’s macros were 2295.
  • Refeed (for days to regain energy): 180 g protein, 390 carbohydrates, and 50 g fat. The calories for this was 2730.

Josh has a YouTube video showing his progression from the start of his contest preparation through his final contest shape.

He started contest preparation at about 165 pounds (74.8 kg) and competed at about 148 pounds (67.5 kg).

Josh ultimately earned his pro card at his contest. Josh states on his website that, in 2016, he became a pro in mens physique in the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF).

(Related post: See a blog post on mens physique board shorts.)

After the Show

After the YouTube videos covering this contest, there were no updates to the channel until mid-2019. Josh prepared a video explaining what had happened in an update video.

Josh discussed his observations about his journey through depression and after depression on an Instagram page.

Workout Videos

Several of the newer videos were about Josh demonstrating the workouts he performs to develop and maintain his physique. Unlike other videos with muscular fitness models, Josh also shows his personality in the videos.

This helps the viewer see the person who is a fitness model as well as gaining workout inspiration. This is in line with the level of disclosure Josh showed in discussing his bout with depression.

Josh’s Social Media and Training Website:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook | Twitch | Snapchat | Riquelme Routine

Conclusion

From starting with gym training, to competing in mens physique and building his social media pages, especially Instagram and YouTube, and finally becoming a male model, Josh appears to be moving up in the fitness model industry. In addition, he appears to be a personable and friendly guy, that side comes through on his video logs.

Support Josh by following him on his social media channels, including subscribing to his YouTube profile.

I wish him continued success.