Men’s Health May Soon Have Its First Transgender Cover Model

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Transgender bodybuilder Aydian Dowling is blowing away the competition in an online model search conducted by Men’s Health looking for a man to grace the cover of an upcoming issue. If he wins, Dowling will be the first transgender man to appear on the cover of the popular men’s fitness magazine.

You may remember Dowling, 27, as the buff chap who recreated Adam Levine’s iconic nude photo that appeared in Cosmo UK. That image spread like crazy across the Internet—which could explain his more than 15,000-point lead in the Men’s Health cover competition. (Tally taken at publish time.)

The contest is seeking “the guy who possesses all of the qualities that make up today’s well-rounded, active, health-conscious and thoughtful guy. … a guy who is fit and fearless; a doer who gives back and leads by example.”

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Couple Go Viral With Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Pregnancy Announcement

A couple from Oregon wrote and recorded a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song parody that effectively dropped the news to their family and friends that they’re expecting.

The video has since gone viral, being viewed on YouTube over 1.6 million times. The song, originally penned and performed by Philly rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, includes so-bad-they’re-good lyrics, like “I woke up in the morning about 7 or 8 and thought to myself, ‘Oh man, I’m late! ’Looked at the test stick, it was finally there. A little plus sign—we’re now three, not a pair.”

Check it out above; everyone else in the world did.

New Sculpture Erected Along Schuylkill River Trail

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Photo by Margot Berg / Creative Philadelphia

Joggers, roller-bladers and that one woman who skips along the Schuylkill River trail will notice a new sculpture marking their path.

“Air,” a work by Philadelphia sculptor Walker Hancock was erected after a $30,000 renovation. It had been sitting in storage since 1999, when the Civic Center, where it was initially erected, was destroyed. More on its history from Newsworks:

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WATCH: Cory Booker Argue for Same-Sex Marriage on Senate Floor

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Just two weeks from the day the Supreme Court will hear arguments about making marriage equality legal nationwide, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has taken to the floor of the U.S. Senate to argue the importance of same-sex marriage to his colleagues.

“We cannot fail now. Love is on the line. Citizenship is on the line,” Booker said on the Senate floor. “We cannot deny the worth of one American without denying the worth dignity and strength of our nation as a whole.”

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NYC Street Artist Puts Bill Cosby on Blast—With the Help of Fat Albert and the Gang

A New York street artist is using his craft—along with tons of wheatpaste and a cast of Fat Albert characters—to convince comedian Bill Cosby to respond to the still-rising number of sexual assault allegations that have come out against him.

The artist’s name is FLOOD, and he’s plastered everyone from Dumb Donald and Mushmouth to Fat Albert himself all over the streets of New York holding signs saying things like, “The proof is in the pudding,” and “Hey, hey, hey, Bill, just admit it.”

He’s posted several of the images on his Instagram feed, which you can check out below.

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Man Crush Monday: Gunnar Montana

Every week, Philly gay gents share their local picks for Man Crush Monday. Today, Gunnar Montana, local dancer, choreographer, and visual artist shares his local crushes. (Cross your fingers, boys.)



Pink Shuts Down Body-Shamers On Twitter

Doylestown pop-rocker Pink (known around those parts as Alecia Beth Moore) has taken to Twitter to put some folks in their place who decided to take some jabs at her weight on social media.

It all started when she attended a cancer benefit over the weekend, when she noticed some tweets criticizing her figure. Never one to shy away from such things, she Tweeted this empowering message:

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Tina Fey to Be One of Letterman’s Final Guests

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The Late Show With David Letterman is quickly approaching its final show on May 20th, so producers have released the list of guests who will be appearing during the 28-episode stretch.

Among those Letterman—the longest-running late-night show host in television history—will be Upper Darby’s Tina Fey, who will likely be there to chat about her new Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and her voice-over turn in Disney’s Monkey Kingdom, which comes out nationwide this weekend.

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