According to Huffington post
, Minsky was left without a leg three years ago after a roadside bomb in Afghanistan went off. The incident left him in a coma for 47 days.
, the explosion also left him with brain injuries as well as severe burns to his body.
Once Minsky recovered he turned to drinking and became depressed. He eventually decided to fight back, stopped drinking and started to workout. Minsky said that he didn't want to run away anymore and he wanted to face his problems.
According to MSN
, Minsky said that he was in gym, on his second day of working out, and he was approached by a photographer, who asked him what he was doing and if he has ever modeled before.
The photographer, Tom Cullis, said that it was too hard to pass up, and that Minsky had the face of a movie star.
Minsky now enjoys a successful career as an underwear and fashion model. Minsky says that he wants to serve as an inspiration to others.