Amy Aydian Dowling was opting to be the first transgender female on the cover of Men's Health for a contest that is open to the general male public. To the surprise and complete underestimation of transgenderism's current popularity, Amy did seal/steal the popular vote due to massive promotion across transgender internet sites/forums/blogs/tumbl's/Ytubes etc. By doing so the magazine were forced to take her application as a MEN'S Health contestant, despite the nay-saying by real men with real male health needs, issues and pleasures.
Dowling did manage to make it to the top 5 where she along with 4 men were flown to the magazine's hub for some clearly embarrassing PR. Not only does the magazine minimize Amy's time on this short video, Amy's lack of accomplishments compared to the men's is immense.
- Omari Grey, 37, is a committed educator. A math teacher, fitness trainer, and basketball coach, Grey lives in Herndon, Va., with his wife and eight children. He hopes to use land given to his ancestors by former slave owners in 1865 to host programs for kids in Washington, D.C., which has some of the worst schools in the country. “The plan is to take kids out of their environment and teach them skills and creative thinking in a fun way, and to get kids back in touch with nature and using their hands,” says Grey.
- Adam Wheeler, of Colorado Springs, Colo., won the bronze medal in wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He is currently a SWAT policeman with the Colorado Springs Police department. The 34-year-old father of two has received two medals of valor in the force. In 2014, he became a World Champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- Danny Farrar, of Meyersville, Md., served 11 years in the U.S. Army and has survived post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness, and a suicide attempt. Now 35, Farrar serves former soldiers as cofounder of both the fitness franchise SoldierFit and the nonprofit 22 Needs a Face, which works to combat the depression that drives 22 veterans a day to commit suicide.
- Tim Boniface, 36, left a lucrative career in banking to work as a firefighter and paramedic after the events of September 11, which resulted in the deaths of two of his close friends. Boniface says the work he does helping people every day in Lexington, Ky., helps him sleep better at night. The leading cause of death among firefighters is cardiac arrest, and Boniface hopes to inspire his fellow firefighters to upgrade their fitness and health.
- Aydian Dowling, a 28-year-old transgender man, founded BeefHeads Fitness, a YouTube channel geared toward transgender individuals who want to get fit and healthy. Dowling’s online made-to-order clothing company Point5cc provides free programs and services to transgender individuals. He also trains other transgender men in his hometown of Eugene, Ore., where he lives with his wife, Jenilee.
While Men's Health most certainly underestimated trans trending, Amy and her trans female cohorts and supporters underestimated two VERY prominent grandeur's to men and the Men's Health Magazine, which boasts nearly 2 million (mostly male) subscribers (not counting the 47 other countries where the magazine has a huge popularity) in the US:
REAL men individually and collectively both worship and possess this