WATCH: How Alex Minsky Turned Tragedy Into Triumph With An Unlikely Modeling Career

Thanks to his always stunning, often partially-nude modeling photos, former Marine Alex Minsky has long been a favorite with Queerty readers. Now Southern California’s KTLA news has caught up and profiled the photogenic 25-year-old, who lost his right leg while stationed in Afghanistan. Some of Minsky’s more ardent admirers already his back story: The military vet returned to the U.S. after the accident and, after conquering a brief but torrid love affair with the bottle, began a rigid workout regimen to regain his physical and mental health. Fate intervened when a photographer noticed the tattoo-covered Minsky leaving the gym and when he realized it wasn’t just a typical pickup line from an amorous gay, an unlikely modeling career was born.


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