An instagram post went viral in around the year 2015 about a man who was living in his car and had $3 in his bank account. He was an army veteran, now homeless but not on the verge of giving up. After going through so many hardships, he wasn’t ready to give up. The post reached out to 200,000 people and landed him a job as a professional dancer. But that was just the start as he ended up becoming a professional model before finally starting his own modeling agency. This is the story of Xander Neff, a real life story that will inspire you to the core.
Xander was born and brought up in a poor household. His father was a coal miner and mother was a babysitter. By the age of 14, Xander had started working, undertaking any job that would pay. The young boy was athletic and into extreme sports. He undertook snowboarding and at the age of 18, the eager boy was trying to master a double backflip from the snowboarding. However, he received a brain injury instead and doctors claimed that he would never walk again.
But the driving spirit of Xander refused to give up. He decided to undergo therapy and thorough rigorous training, he recovered within 6 months and went cliff diving to prove it. The elite athlete was ready to serve his country as a United States Army Man in 2013. Unfortunately, his dream was short lived, within 4 years of servitude, he received an injury in the knee, landing him another surgery. He attempted to return to service but his mind had taken a toll. PTSD, insomnia and anxiety became his newfound adversities that landed him into aforementioned poverty with $3 in his account. At the time posts went viral about the man, who was a United States Army veteran, but hit absolute rock bottom. It was an unexpected visit at a photoshoot with one of his army friends, where he got into modelling.
A photographer saw potential in Xander and helped him with the first modeling gig. This helped the young man realize his passion and dreams. Getting more and more comfortable in front of the camera, he would start using the Platform OnlyFans, where he could show his fans more explicit content. In return, he claims to make about 80,000$ a month from the platform these days. And he decided to share his platform to empower other models now.