CONGRATS! Trans model Aydian Dowling reaches final stage of Men’s Health cover comp

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Trans model Aydian Dowling has travelled to New York for a photoshoot as one of five finalists in a Men’s Health cover competition.

Dowling earlier this year to the quarter finals of a competition to win the chance to appear on the cover of Men’s Health, after coming first in the opening stage of the competition.


Now, one of five finalists, all of who will appear in the magazine, Dowling has shot a cover which could potentially be featured on the magazine.

Men’s Health bosses now have to decide which of the five will appear on the cover of the magazine.

Writing on Facebook on the announcement that he had made it to the quarter finals, he said: “Thank You to everyone who has voted through this @menshealthmag Ultimate Guy Contest. Although sitting at #1 is not a guaranteed win- We made a BIG statement and THAT is something to be proud of already! We got #1 people!!”

Judges will narrow the choices down to a top three from the top ten, and the winner will be announced later this year.

Dowling recently recreated a famed (almost) naked photo of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine on the cover of FTM magazine.

The winner of the search, described as MH as “fit and fearless, a doer who gives back and leads by example”,  wins a cover spread on the magazine.

His bio reads: “Aydian Dowling, a 28-year-old transgender man, founded BeefHeads Fitness, a YouTube channel geared toward transgender individuals who want to get fit and healthy.


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“Dowling’s online made-to-order clothing company Point5cc provides free programs and services to transgender individuals. He also trains other transgender men in his hometown of Eugene, OR, where he lives with his wife, Jenilee”