Kaganovich began training with a dream to look better and up his confidence. “I started training… at home, watching YouTube videos and reading on the Internet,” he said. At the time, he weighed about 132 lbs. He soon signed up for a gym in Be’er Sheba. A year later, he won the Israeli Mr. South contest. Since 2007, his first year in competition, Kaganovich has won the Mr. Universe youth title three years in a row.