Transgender fitness model Ben Melzer won the magazine's cover model contest, earning him the cover honors.
Born as Yvonne, Melzer started transitioning at age 23.
"I was never a typical girl. As soon as I started thinking, pink was a no-go," Melzer told NowThis in a video.
Now he's finally comfortable in his body.
"This is me and I'm very happy with the person I became," he says. "My inside and my outside finally fit and that's why I'm not at all ashamed to talk about it."
Which is how he gained the courage to share his story and enter the cover contest.
"Many ask me, 'Why do you do this, why did you go public and tell your story?' " Melzer explains. "But that's easy to answer. When I was in that situation, I had nobody to talk to, nobody to ask all this questions. That's what I want to do. I want to give the community a face, stand up and answer those questions for people.
"If there is one person out there I can help, I will succeed."
The American edition of Men's Health almost had its first transgender cover model in 2015, when Aydian Dowling, a transgender bodybuilder, entered the Men's Health Ultimate Guy Cover Contest.
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"Life's been crazy," Dowling told PEOPLE in September. "I've been getting a lot more attention, and it's a lot more responsibility, actually, being a highlighted voice for the transgender community in the media right now."
"There's pressures that come along with that, but I've been trying to keep educating as much as possible, and staying true to what I've been trying to do for the community since I started advocating four or five years ago."