March’s Man of the Month Alex Minsky is not gay, but he does have a ‘mo-friendly label for himself.
“I’m a fucking princess,” he tells me, laughing all the way to the hotness bank. Any conversation with the former Marine is laced with humor, frankness, and reflexive honesty. “It’s not on my fucking license plate, dude,” he continues, explaining the nickname. “When I order a salad because I’m a fucking underwear model, I say ‘I’m totally going to be a princess.’”
The 24-year-old Los Angeles resident is embarking on his second career, and perhaps second life, in less than a quarter century, and is turning into one of the most sought-after fitness models around. If many of his fans and photographers are gay, he’s happy to offer up his feelings on being their object of desire.
“I don’t care who you want to fuck. I just want to fuck girls.”
Like I said, honesty. Alex joined the Marines when he was 18, and was honorably discharged in October 2010 after losing part of his right leg in Afghanistan from a homemade explosive. He woke up from a coma with a lot of adjustments to make.
“It wasn’t that big of a shock,” he says on discovering he was an amputee. “I slowly came to, my brain re-worked myself. I had to tackle it; it slowly came together. I can still do all the shit other people can do, and a lot better.”
And his love life?
“Dude, chicas love the metal! I have the tattoo on my right arm. It’s one of my favorites.”
Alex also did some serious sobering up after returning to civilian life, and doesn’t back off from that subject either. “Drinking took precedence in my life. Two days before I turned twenty-one I started drinking and loved it. I never really slowed down. It progressed to 24/7. I didn’t care what time it was, who I was seeing.”
Alex has been sober for over six months, and, judging by his interview tone, revels in the humor of the day. He’s been photographed by about 15 different people, and plans to go full-speed ahead with modeling and acting.
Nope, there are no full-frontal shots of Alex, and it’s not for lack of interest on photographers’ parts or requests from fans.
“I’ve always said no, but it could happen.”
One, or five, looks at Alex Minsky and you get the distinct feeling that anything can happen, and everything is possible. Thank you, sir!
You can keep track of Alex Minsky on his facebook page.
Photos, from top: Tom Cullis, Eric Schwabel (2), Michael Stokes (2).