A transgender model who recreated an iconic naked photo of Adam Levine has caused a sensation online when the image went viral.
Aydian Dowling, 27, an advocate for transgender issues, vlogger and entrepreneur, worked with Jason Robert Ballard, publisher of transgender-focused magazine FTM, to recreate the image for the magazine’s April 2015 issue.
Ballard had seen similarities between Dowling’s physique and that of Maroon 5 singer and ‘The Voice’ coach Levine and suggested they did a version of the 2011 pose.
Levine’s picture was originally taken by Ben Riggot and published by Cosmopolitan in the UK to raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer. His genitals were covered by the hands of his girlfriend at the time Anne Vyalitsyna.