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ENTMAG: What made you join the military? How has that affected your life (besides being injured)?
ALEX: I joined the military because I had a desire to be part of something bigger than myself. I learned how to set a good example, and what leadership really means. I have been able to apply all of the skills I learned while in the Marines in my personal life, which I like to think has played a huge part in my sanity.
ENTMAG: How do you stay positive?
ALEX: I stay positive by reminding myself how far I have come and what I have lived through.
ENTMAG: We have to ask...why modeling underwear?
ALEX: Why not? Do you think I should pursue another profession? Ha :) Seriously though, I never expected to become an "underwear model", however I am embracing the opportunities. To me, I am still just Alex.
ENTMAG: What are some of the events that you have on the horizon? Any major companies picking you up?
ALEX: Things are happening so fast at the moment, I really have not had the time to plan for anything major. I am just following the next indicated step. My main goal has always been to inspire and motivate others to never give up. That being said "Nike, what’s up?" (shameless plug)
ENTMAG: Do you have anything that you want to say to your fellow members of the military for the 4th of July?
ALEX: Happy Independence Day, guys. I appreciate you fighting for our freedom every day. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country.
ENTMAG: What has been your favorite photo shoot, and why?
ALEX: I love them all because I get to be naked.
ENTMAG: What is the next step? Are you going to continue modeling underwear, or are there other industries that you want to break into?
ALEX: Underwear modeling was never the ultimate goal. I like to think of myself as a fitness model.
ENTMAG: You have a lot of tattoos. When did you start, and why? Have any plans for new tattoos?
ALEX: I always knew I wanted to be covered in tattoos. My first tattoo was when I was 17, and it was MOM on my chest because I figured my mother couldn't be mad at me for that. There is always room for new tattoos. Every time I look at myself, all I see is the open skin.
ENTMAG: Who are some of the people that inspire you, and why?
ALEX: My Mom and sisters, because no matter what I fucking put them through, they still stood by me. That’s love.
ENTMAG: You are such an example of a success story. What helps you to be successful?
ALEX: Simplifying things. Taking small steps forward. Working on making progress, day by day. One day at a time. Always working towards making progress to being a better me than I was the day before.
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Alex Minskey loves to get naked for a camera, his tattoos are works of art, and he’s a Marine (once a Marine always a Marine). His truck was attacked by an IED (roadside bomb) in Afghanistan, which is responsible for his right leg being made of pure space-grade bad-assium. He spent quite a while in a coma before recovering and being discharged honorably. He continued to pump iron and got sober before being discovered in the gym by a photographer. He’s been quoted as saying he thought the first photographer that approached him about a shoot was “just another gay guy hitting on [him]”
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