Dr Mikhail Varshavski, named by People Magazine as the “Sexiest doctor alive,” may just be the male poster boy for being confidently beautiful with a heart.
The 26-year-old doctor, touted by his fans as the “real-life McDreamy,” is using his popularity for a worthy cause by allowing people to bid for a free dream date in the name of charity. One lucky person would win a trip to New York City, a stay in a 4-star hotel and a dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Proceeds of the auction will go to a charity called The Limitless Tomorrow Foundation. The charity, established by Varshavski in 2015, aims to help selected students struggling with financial hardships to reach their unique goals.
On its first week, the auction raised nearly US$25,000 (AU$36,355), reports Doctor Mike in his Instagram account. For as little as US$10 (AU$14.50) donation, an individual can already enter the contest, which is open internationally.
Week 1 is in the book guys and already we have raised nearly $25,000!!! In case you're not aware I've partnered with @coffeembagel to raise money for my foundation @limitlesstomorrow _ By donating at least $10 to @limitlesstomorrow via the link in my bio you are entered for a chance to win a date with me, including flights, hotel, and a dinner in NYC. The contest is open internationally! The more you donate the more chances you have to win! The contest closes on January 27th but the date will happen as our schedules allow :) Using your donations @limitlesstomorrow will be able help fund the dreams of young students everywhere! Don't let an opportunity for an awesome #nyc experience and a chance to help a truly fantastic cause, slip through your fingers! P.S. I'm really excited for our date _ #dateforcharity #unlimityourself
A photo posted by Dr. Mike (@doctor.mike) on Jan 13, 2016 at 1:46pm PST
The contest closes on Jan. 27, according to Varshavski. “I’m incredibly excited to see who will be my date,” he wrote. “Let’s raise money for an amazing cause and have some fun in the process.”
I've partnered with @coffeembagel to raise money for my foundation @limitlesstomorrow by auctioning myself off for an all-expenses paid date. If you're interested in flying to #NYC, staying in a 4 ⭐️ hotel, and dining in a Michelin star restaurant with me (for free!), all you have to do is click the link in my BIO and donate for a chance to win! I'm incredibly excited to see who will be my date on January 27th when the contest closes (actual day of date to be decided)! Let's raise money for an amazing cause and have some fun in the process __ #dateforcharity
A photo posted by Dr. Mike (@doctor.mike) on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:24pm PST
For the contest, Varshavski has partnered with Coffee Meets Bagel, a free dating app for those looking for relationships.
Varshavski, a second-year family medicine resident at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey, rose to fame in 2015 with People Magazine’s citation. Three years ago, Varshavski, better known as Doctor Mike, started to become active in various social media platforms, especially Instagram. Late last year, he has reached over one million followers in his Instagram account. Varshavski is described as an entrepreneur and philantrophist. He also refers to himself as an avid explorer of life.
Varshavski’s search for a date has went viral on Instagram and Twitter, with his followers gushing over the prospect of a dreamy date with the good doctor himself.