Extremely Sexy Marine Turns Underwear Model After Losing His Leg (PHOTO)

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alex minsky manning up usaThree years ago, U.S. Marine Alex Minsky probably never expected he'd be standing in front of a camera wearing nothing more than a pair of boxer briefs and a smile. He was serving in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb exploded nearby. He lost his leg -- and ended up in a coma for 47 days. His mother, Jackie Minsky, says his brain was "basically disconnected" and his body was covered in burns. But in a miraculous turn of events, his brain slowly "came back online," as his mom puts it.

Minsky earned a Purple Heart, but struggled to recover. Though he eventually walked again, he found himself contending with a drinking problem triggered by depression and wanting to escape. Then, one day, he had a run-in with fate ...

Minsky was at the gym and striving to be sober that day, he says, when a photographer asked him to pose. It was only a matter of time before Minsky found himself on a new, totally unexpected career path -- as an eye-poppingly sexy underwear model.

Now, he says he can't drink, of course, because he's gotta maintain his sexy figure, ha. And it also sounds like this newfound ambition and recognition -- the man has a serious following on Facebook! -- has given Minksky a new lease on life. It really is incredible, not to mention inspiring.

The main factor driving Minsky these days is serving as an inspiration to people who may be struggling just like he did. He told NBC LA, "I just want people to look at me and not give up. To not quit." So awesome. Looking at how he's turned his life around and risen above all the curveballs life has thrown his way, adapted, and stayed optimistic, this brave and tenacious Marine is already everything he's aiming to be. 

What do you think of Minsky's story?


 

Image via ManningUpUSA.com

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kelti... kelticmom

I love him! I've followed him on Facebook for a while, he is very honest about his struggles with sobriety. Just a great guy, (And not bad to look at.)

jalaz77 jalaz77

Wow, he is hot!! Need to see more stuff like this.

shygu... shygurl3166

He lost his leg but you need look no further than his eyes to see the toll the war took on him.

nonmember avatar Norma

Wow, an inspiration to both young and old :)
Proud of you ALEX

mlg1989 mlg1989

He is pretty good looking.

Candace Jennings

Got my piece of eye candy for the day :)

happi... happinessforyou

He sounds like an awesome human being. And being hot is ok too! lol

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