Try To Control Yourself, But The "Sexiest Doctor Alive" Is Giving Away A Date For Charity
"It's really is a win, win, win, win, situation."
Dr. Mikhail Varshavski is a 26-year-old family medicine resident at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. Aside from being a busy resident who works at least five 10-12 hour shifts a week, Varshavski also has one big distinction.
Last November, he was named People's "Sexiest Doctor Alive" in their annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.
Varshavski told BuzzFeed that his life has drastically changed since he was featured in the magazine.
"Now I can't go anywhere without some recognition," he said. "Airports, restaurants, lounges, people approach me everywhere either asking for a selfie or to just ask a question or two. I've never had that before. Normally I'm a shy guy who keeps to himself and enjoys to people watch, but now that's all changed."
The foundation provides scholarships and financial support to students who have demonstrated excellence in a way other than grades.
Varshavski handles every aspect of the foundation's day-to-day operations, from website design, to communications and banking.
He said his inspiration for starting the foundation came from his own personal struggles.
"A lot of the people who have succeeded on a huge scale were those who thought outside of the box and spread their attention beyond tests and grade point averages," he said. "I was one of those students. I've had many ideas during schooling on projects I wanted to pursue, but unfortunately, being an immigrant, I was limited financially."
Recently, the dating app and website Coffee Meets Bagel approached Varshavski with an opportunity to use his fame to benefit his charity.
Together, they put together a package where users can donate at least $10 to be entered in a raffle to win an opportunity to go on a date with Varshavski. The date includes a trip to New York City, a stay in a 4-star hotel, dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, and of course, a chance to meet the real-life "Dr. McSteamy."
Varshavski said he sees the raffle as a situation where all parties involved can benefit.
"It's really is a win, win, win, win situation," he said.
He added he feels very fortunate to be able to participate in the raffle for such a good cause.
"Social media certainly made this possible, and I am grateful for all the support I've gotten thus far," he said.
Whether he'll find love from the date is yet to be determined, but Varshavski's certainly open to it.
"If given the opportunity to be single or to be with the perfect women who I can build my life with, I will always choose the latter," he said.