Update: Brandon Hendrickson refunds student $300 in full after a no call, no show for posing services.
Brandon Hendrickson is an elite men’s physique competitor and the 2018 champion. And aside from competing, he trains people to make his living. But, apparently, a college student didn’t receive the services he paid for and now the latter is accusing Hendrickson of cheating him of both his services and the money he asked to be paid back.
The student paid for Hendrickson to help him with posing but the Physique champ never called or showed up. Well, the young man wasn’t happy about this after he requested a refund, Hendrickson agreed to pay the student $300… but he never did.
And the student’s older brother went on social media to explain how pissed he was that his little brother was swindled. He posted all the Facebook communication between the student and Hendrickson and bodybuilding legend Sergio Oliva Jr. even chimed in.
This is a bad look for Brandon Hendrickson and can most definitely damage a career. At the time the student was asking to be paid back, Hendrickson posted a pic of him buying a new BMW which surely infuriated the student and his family after telling Hendrickson he could pay in $50 increments until the $300 was paid in full.
Here’s the post from the student’s older brother…
And here’s an Instagram post from IFBB Pro Dusty Hanshaw…
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I'm not one to typically put my nose where it doesn't belong but as someone that has earned a voice in this industry I wanted to share a little story AND PROOF of its legitimacy about @beastsportsnutrition athlete @brvndonflexx taking $300 for posing instruction from a 20 year old kid then after a couple of sessions he started no call no showing on the kid. After giving up on getting the services the kid asks for a refund. He was promised it… He then agreed to accept $50 per week until the $300 was paid in full. Well… Brandon has yet to pay a penny back and apparently is no longer responding to messages. So my question is two fold… @brvndonflexx is this really how you're going to go out? And @beastsportsnutrition is this the kind of person you want representing your brand? I know if this was proven true against me I would be in breach of contract with all of my sponsors. So who's going to step up and take care of this debt? Brandon? Beast? I went ahead and tagged a few people in the industry that I know wouldn't stand for this kind of bullshit and I am hoping they will share this with their followings until the debt is paid in full. I do know that @mountaindog1 has offered to pay for three sessions for this youngster with the great @kennywallach for posing instruction. I too am willing to do the same. But even so I think that Brandon needs to step up and pay this debt or at least that all of y'all that follow him will see how he treats his fans… By stealing from them. Please swipe to see texts between your IFBB Physique Champion and the kid he stole from. This is your legacy Brandon… I was once impressed hearing you on HMR at how well spoken you are but now your actions are proving different. It's to late to not be a douche but not too late to right your wrongs. Fix this
We hope this gets resolved so that the student can purchase the books he was going to use his refund for. But, so far, there’s been no responses from Hendrickson that we’re aware of. Thankfully though, other people in the industry have stepped up to expose Hendrickson’s unethical behavior.