Hunky Oregon artist, entrepreneur, and fitness pro Aydian Dowling NEEDS YOUR HELP! Aydian is gunning to be the first trans man on the cover of Men’s Health, competing in the magazine’s Ultimate Guy Search, which scores the winner a much-coveted cover. The magazine says their Ultimate Guy is “fit and fearless, a doer who gives back and leads by example” – which describes Aydian to a T.
Ultimately the winner will be picked based on a number of different criteria like fitness, community giving, and overall professional success, but it’s looking like Dowling’s a shoo-in to win. More than merely looking the part Dowling explains just how large an impact fitness has had on his life and how it’s influenced his relationship with the larger trans community.
“Giving back is a large part of my life. I started the first YouTube Collaboration BeefHeads Fitness, a channel geared towards Transgender Individuals looking to get fit and healthy, he said. “On a more local platform I did start training other Transgender Males here in my new town of Eugene, OR. They have greatly progressed and I feel very proud to see their self confidence grow.”
So far, Aydian is beating the next highest contender almost two-to-one, but he still needs all the help he can get!