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Shasha Alizadeh is the only WA man to make the top six in this year's Australian Men's Health Man contest. Picture: Men's Health.

He's studying to be a doctor, is exotically handsome, and does volunteer work in his spare time - so it's no surprise Leeming pharmacist and medical student Shasha Alizadeh has been chosen by Men's Health magazine readers as their man of the year.

The 26-year-old, right, who was hand-picked out of hundreds of Aussie men to be a top-six finalist in the annual Men's Health Man competition, was announced as the winner of 2012 readers' choice award in Sydney last night.

As part of his prize, Alizadeh will feature on a special-edition cover of Men's Health, which comes out on Monday.

"Shasha clearly impressed with his incredible ability to pack so much into his life," Men's Health editor Ian Cockerill said.

"Not only has he set his sights on becoming a doctor, but he is ranked in the Top 100 CrossFit exponents in the country and has previously done volunteer work overseas. Shasha's focus, hard work, and persistence won over our readers."

Alizadeh was the only WA hunk to make the top six this year and previously told AAA that it was his cousin Andrew Esmaili (a 2011 top 12 Men's Health Man finalist) who had encouraged him to apply.

The West Australian

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