Meet the Marine Who Lost a Leg and Gained a Modeling CareerS

Ripped, tattooed underwear model Alex Minksy will take your breath away. Not because he's beautiful — he is! — but because his story is heart-squeezingly inspiring.

Three years ago, Minksy was a Marine in Afghanistan went a roadside bomb exploded. He lost consciousness — and lost his leg. After being in a coma for 47 days, Minsky's brain "came back online" and he started the slow journey towards recovery. A drinking problem set him back again, but when a photographer spotted him at the gym and asked him to pose, he stumbled into a new career: Modeling.

"I just want people to look at me and not give up," he says. "To not quit."

Uh, while we're on the subject of things that just won't quit…

Meet the Marine Who Lost a Leg and Gained a Modeling CareerS


Wounded SoCal Marine Becomes Underwear Model [NBC LA]

Alex Minsky [Facebook]