Army officer Mohd Saddam bin Mohd Pittli has been crowned the winner of R U Tough Enough? Southeast Asia. The Malaysian earned the title of “Toughest in Southeast Asia” after a gruelling showdown between 22 finalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
He walked home with the grand prize of US$15,000 (RM62,438) and an experience that will last a lifetime.
The R U Tough Enough? Southeast Asia Final Showdown, held at the Orange Concourse at Sunway Pyramid recently, truly challenged and pushed the finalists to the limit, testing not only their physical strength but also their mental endurance and emotional resilience.
Citing his wife as his ultimate supporter, 27-year-old Saddam said: “I was very happy to the point of tearing when they announced my name! I have won many marathons and races but this felt very different; this means so much to me. I intend to use the prize money to buy equipment to start mini bootcamps to help Malaysians who wish to live healthier lifestyles.”
This year’s R U Tough Enough? Southeast Asia was hosted by its Advocate, Malaysian fitness instructor Ishaq Vadillo and his co-host Hansen Lee.