Aydian Dowling Could Become the First Trans ‘Men’s Health’ Cover Model
Transgender man Aydian Dowling is on course to be the first trans Men’s Health cover, beating out the competition with more than 25,000 votes, almost thriple what the guy in second place has on Men’s Health’s Ultimate Guy Search.
“I’m feeling proud of our community coming together,” he says. “This was just another competition, but our community said, ‘Hey, we’re taking this thing and we’re making it ours. We’re running with it. We’re gonna take it and turn it into something, because we want it to be something.’ I’m completely in awe and humbled by how much love and support I’ve gotten.”
Born and raised in New York, Dowling came out as a lesbian when he was a teen before identifying as transgender.
Dowling has been transitioning over the past five years. See more pics of him below.