Transgender male model in lead to be on Men’s Health cover

By : Jeremy Williams
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Men’s Health magazine is looking for their next cover model and it is looking like that man may be a transgender fitness model.

Aydian Dowling, a YouTube star and transgender activist, is currently ranked number one in The Ultimate Guy Search, a contest to find Men’s Health magazine’s November 2015 cover model.

“The Ultimate Guy Search is a nationwide search for the guy who possesses all of the qualities that make up today’s well rounded, active, health conscious and thoughtful guy,” says the contest’s website. “Our judges are looking for a guy who is fit and fearless; a doer who gives back and leads by example.”

Dowling currently has more than 13,000 votes, that’s more than double the closest competitor.

“I woke up today and we are number one. This is amazing people,” Dowling wrote on his Facebook page April 14. “Seriously, if we keep this up we will have the first trans man on the cover of a mainstream magazine.”

The contest is in the entry period until June 21 and readers can vote which contestant they want to see move on in the competition.

Their will be a total of four phases in the competiton with the final round being decided by a group of celebrity judges.

The contest judges include Men’s Health Editor-In-Chief Bill Phillips, designer Kenneth Cole and Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara. The winner will be picked by the judges on August 2.

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