Walter Mayfield, a 22-year-old from Michigan, was featured in a physique pictorial in 1957 by photographer Bob Mizer. Mayfield was a former high school athlete who had developed an interest in bodybuilding and had been training for four years. He stood at 5'10" and weighed 195 lbs with a 49-inch chest, 17-inch biceps, and 32-inch waist. Mayfield's impressive physique was complemented by his handsome features, and his photos highlighted his muscularity and definition. He was described as an outgoing and friendly person who enjoyed meeting new people and had a passion for weightlifting and physical culture.