Twenty-seven-year-old Aydian Dowling just might become the first transgender man on the cover of Men’s Health – and that’s a major deal. In the magazine’s current “Ultimate Guy Search,” Dowling is blazing ahead of the competition, with 28,000 more votes than the guy in second place. “As a Transgender Male, having a healthy body and mind is my ultimate goal to find peace within my soul,” Dowling shared. “Although I may always have some kind of battle with my body, I continue to work every day for a happy peace within.” Dowling is also known for documenting his experiences as a transgender man on YouTube, as well as the clothing line he launched to help transgender people. Judges are searching for someone “who is fit and fearless, and who gives back and leads by example.” With his supportive vlog, his generous clothing company, and his desire to inspire TransMen everywhere, he’s exactly what they’re looking for. Oh, and his rippling abs don’t hurt, either.
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