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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Former marine turned amputee becomes fitness & underwear model

25 year old former US marine and Afghan war veteran Alex Minsky has turned his tragedy into triumph. He lost his right leg in an explosion in 2009 after driving over an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan when he was just 21.

After losing his leg, he fell into depression and heavy drinking but with the help of his family, he found himself again and made some changes in his life. He also started working out regularly at a gym and that was where he was discovered by model scouts. Alex is now a sought after fitness and underwear model. "I just want people from nearby and far away to be inspired to try harder and never give up on themselves" Alex said in a recent interview. "I didn't set out to be an underwear model. I was just taking care of myself and working out. It just so happens that I look good in underwear. "

Alex donates a percentage of his modeling earnings to the Wounded Warriors project. #BeInspired!

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

He so freaking hot, I would screw the hell out of him! Mind my words kids!
Lol

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Quite ingenious! Not being deterred by his handicap state. Nice one!

Mz Bombshell said...

he is such a cute guy..

BONARIO NNAGS said...

awwww! I'm happy for him.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

I am really inspired by this...I really want to b a model,but scared of been rejected..I want to act also.but scared of been reaject becos my rite hand is bad...thank you for these post#

Anonymous said...

Rejected*

Anonymous said...

I am really inspired by this...I really want to b a model,but scared of been rejected..I want to act also.but scared of been reaject becos my rite hand is bad...thank you for these post#

Jess Ann said...

Awww so nice and touching.

dudette said...

If all amputees could look like dis in naija,na dem go full clubs with hot chicks! Some guys mite be tempted to cut theirs off hahahahah! But I'm happy for him though....

Anonymous said...

sooooo inspired. if na Naija, dem for don stand for road dey beg. u rock guy. Ada

Blessing Omagbon Yovwe said...

a yes 4 me!!! u dont just look good in underwear but u look sexy.... kudos guy, & more success.

Blessing Omagbon Yovwe said...

a yes 4 me!!! u dont just look good in underwear but u look sexy.... kudos guy, & more success. u get luck say i don marry, i 4 look 4 u come America! lolzzzz.

pealie said...

.............

odobo grace said...

I aM iNspiRed!

Anonymous said...

Thank God for his family that helped him to get back on his*feet* and him too for accepting counsel. LESSON: never loose out to depression. Be strong when challenges come calling. Well Done Guy!!!

Anonymous said...

Is he married?

Anonymous said...

This is great! Nice one mate

Sensationallaryne said...

At all at all naim bad pass.

rosemarieo said...

If na naija now, this guy go don turn to begger for sure! Chai see The power of positive attitude regardless of the situation! I still love my country sha!

rosemarieo said...

If na naija now, this guy go don turn to begger for sure! Chai see The power of positive attitude regardless of the situation! I still love my country sha!

Anonymous said...

Ehya.. Such touching story.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute guy,I'll definitely do him but he shouldn't turn into another Oscar Pistorius o. If una like make una yab me na una get una mouth...hahahaha

Anonymous said...

good one seed first to comment

Anonymous said...

Good for him, dry bones shall rise again

Josh Adeyemi said...

Quiet inspiring....

Anonymous said...

what an inspiring story

Anonymous said...

He can get it!!

DADDYSWIFE said...

Eyah,dts so nice,good for u

Anonymous said...

Thank you Linda..its feels good to have you remind one to be inspired no matter what one is going through.
I am inspired and thanks again

Anonymous said...

LAWD have mercy Linda this guy is super cute I can do him anytime any day amputee or not choi thank god for anonymous my bf can't catch me *shaking bum bum*

jane said...

Eeyah May God help him in his new found career. Buh Oyibo pple can be fine sha. Me love d guy btw first to comment.

Naija babe said...

Great Inspiration. Welldone bro! the sky is ur starting point.
Btw, This woman called mama Ifu is so abusive. I notice her cos she makes sure to write her name at the end of every unsultive comprehension she writes, not that she's the only one with an abusive tongue here.
PEOPLE you can do without the insults. To think that most of the people calling names here are women......... Is dat how u insult ur husbands, children, domestic workers, colleagues and so on....
You can make ur point without insulting anyone puleassssseeeee. Any1 who knows mama ifu should pls caution her. You can check her comment(Serena williams) among others.
Mama Ifu, u can take d correction or choose to come after me. #flips dreadlocks and walks away#

Ela Nneka Mbaomah said...

Hmmmmmm. Sexy. Am inspired.

Ela Nneka Mbaomah said...

So inspired

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!

BLOGLORD said...

wow!

Lesson of the day, no matter what, never give up on yourself!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm..fine guy oo..keep it up..............THE DON

Maureen Uhama said...

God bless him!

MY TURN said...

eiyaaaaah all way na way.

Okemoney Sylvester said...

Backward never forward ever

Anonymous said...

There is truely no finish line for anyone. Shirley

MYRAYA SAYS said...

Nice...
MYRAYA

Anonymous said...

Thank God for his family. They never gave up on him even though he initially gave up on himself,the stood by him and encouraged him. This is so ironic from the stories I ready on the health column of The Punch news paper today,that was so touching. Please guys no matter what our family members,friends and love ones are going through let's stand by them 'cos the affection they get from us might just heal them.
God bless U.

Anonymous said...

Such an inspiring guy, is dat a garden on his body? Yall ff @tweetest_boi

Anonymous said...

Nice one...nigerians should learn from this...#justsaying

bitchplis said...

'Sought after' not 'sort after' Inspiring story...d 'blade-model',pls don't shoot ur girlfriend o.lol

eby said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm am sooo inspired...

Sunday Otuns said...

America and nigeria are different.There is hope for an amputee in america but in naija,a complete able bodied and hardworking person finds it hard to make it.except if he has strong godfather.

PEGGZ said...

oh me gosh!!! his royal HOTNESS!!! so inspiring though.

Anonymous said...

Come, does linda pay you??,

chycassey said...

See structure naw .....iyanya dey mad!

Anonymous said...

wow, so inspiring... Very impressive!..

Rockstar said...

A positive attitude is by far the most attractive person I have ever wanted to meet...think about it....

Am Inspired!

Anonymous said...

i really dnt trip for biceps n abs but mehnnn, jus cant stop droolin over ds guy... Smtin abt him makes me soo horney...#bitessugarcane

Anonymous said...

He is fine as hell....my goodness....

Anonymous said...

Hottie, so inspiring

Anonymous said...

@ pealie is ........ A comment dat is any issue I av wit linda beta ppls comment she will not approve 2 post but dis kind of ....... She go lik 2 aprove bcos d lady don use her half naked breast do saver oga oooooo

Dope Nerd said...

Damn!!! Hotness Monster, his Royal hotness, he iz too hot, like hotter dan fire. Those nipplez is a killer, am sure gals ll be tripping. Am sure he'ld ve forgotten dat he doesnt ve a right leg. Anyway, thank God for him.... Cant resist that hotness. #Trippingthingz.... Typing on a touchscreen phone SUCKS!!!

prettysilvia said...

Indeed very cute nd with a kind nd strong heart too.linda am definitely inspired.

Anonymous said...

Goose pimples.....so touching. Stay +ve

Anonymous said...

I'm sure we felt so awkward in his first shoot ever. Such transformation from being a military guy to a model. Anyways he's from a country that has a working economy. If he were Nigerian, lemme hear he dint go to cry at pension office. Lol nice one!

--Teeteelahyo--

Oby Azike said...

I'm so inspired - what a cute guy!
obyazike.blogspot.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Sexy sexy

Anonymous said...

Sorry to say but if he is from northern Naija na straight to begging for roadside... lol

Anonymous said...

Dis guy donates part of his earnings bt our 9ja celebs will jst kip spendn and spendn eg uncle dbanj. They r in dat position 4 a reason,let our celebs try help others.

Anonymous said...

Aff die

EDDIE~SYFAR said...

Love the tattoo. I will like to av it

Anonymous said...

As long as notin do im prick, the guy still dey sha!

Anonymous said...

dis is really encouraging i must confess...

Maggie said...

Linda you see 6 pack and u no talk bcos d guy get one leg abi?

Anonymous said...

More power to his elbow..Dis guy is a confirmed role model

Miami said...

Can never happen in Nigeria. Other countries give citizens many options. If he was a Nigerian soldier, him for die for him mama village.

Anonymous said...

i'd marry him even with d amputated leg.. jeeeezzz he's so damn hot

Anonymous said...

Shaatapu!If he be nija amputee wil u marry him,una too like oyinbo tinz,haha!
............Lydiaabby

Anonymous said...

Shaataapu!if na naija amputee u go marry am,una too like oyinbo tinz,haha wetin!
..........Lydiaabby

Anonymous said...

Shaataapu!if na naija amputee u go marry am,una too like oyinbo tinz,haha wetin!
..........Lydiaabby

Anonymous said...

Shaataapu!if na naija amputee u go marry am,una too like oyinbo tinz,haha wetin!
..........Lydiaabby

Chivalry said...

Very inspiring, nice 1 Linda

Anonymous said...

Heya

IYATUBUNMI said...

Haba,I'm so so inspired#clean+hot

JANETPRETTY said...

My dear, there's absolutely nothing u wanna become that u can't as long as u passionately desire it... Never let ur handicapped condition limit u. Just believe in urself. Ok?
The Lord is ur strength and u'll find favour if u set out.