A STOURBRIDGE gym-goer is appealing for help getting his picture on the front of a national magazine.

Fitness fanatic Richard Edwards, who attends FW:2K on Dudley Road, Halesowen, has been shortlisted to the final five for the Men’s Health Cover Model Competition 2012.

A public vote will decide whether the 31-year-old married father-of-one will get his super toned body on the front of September’s issue.

Quality engineer Richard, of Wood Street, Wollaston, trains three or five times a week.

He said: “I was shocked to get through to the final five.

“The other people I am competing against all do fitness for a living so I’m really pleased to have made it through.”

Richard is set to take part in the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest challenge for the second time later this year.

To vote for Richard visit menshealth.co.uk\votecovermodel by the July 31 deadline.