Matus Valent (born on April 20, 1981) is a European male fitness model born in Bratislava, Slovak Republic living in California.
As a youth, he played indoor volleyball and became the Junior Slovakian champion with his team ASK Inter. He was also on the Slovakian National volleyball team at age 19.
During his college years, he turned to beach volleyball, and in 2004 he became the California A-Category champion.
After earning a University Masters Degree in Physical Education and Sports with Management in his hometown, he moved to California where he now lives.
Matus Valent has appeared in numerous magazines (over 200 in the past 8 years) including Muscle & Fitness, Fitness RX, Flex, Muscle & Performance, Iron Man and many others with over 30 covers in the USA and internationally. He also has several catalog, romance novels & fitness book covers under his belt.
Matus has participated in fitness and sport modeling competitions, winning 1st place at the Model America event in 2006, 1st place at the Model California in 2005 & 2006 and 3rd place at the Model Universe in Miami 2006.
His modeling career has lead to many other opportunities for Matus, including appearing in the music video for Kristine W's hit " Walk Away," modeling for the movie poster for "Pathfinder", being featured in national advertising for Otomix fitness clothing and active wear, national TV commercial for Shake Weight, TCORE, and ORECK XL vacuums and co-starring in the third season of Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency TV series. In 2009, Matus also appeared in ad campaigns for Prosource.net and Nutrition Express supplements superstores and made appearances in the films "Night at the Museum II" and "Baggage Claim."
Matus is very grateful for his success and enjoys the opportunities his life in America has made possible.