-Let's look back at how you started modeling, tell me about how you got "discovered".Haha well it's funny. I used to get teased at school by my friends "you're such a model the way you lean on that tree!!" I hadn't even thought of modeling at all! I had a friend who was a model and she had some pictures of me over summer and was adamant that I should take them into her agency. Eventually I did and they told me I wouldn't work! So I just went back to building didn't think anything of it and then I got a phone call from a scouting manager who saw the pictures and he wanted me at the agency that afternoon.
"My girlfriend is a model and she's my best friend..."
-Surely you're a very successful model and you have done a lot of major campaigns, which of them do you consider the most memorable? Why?I worked on a job in Panama which would possibly be my favourite and most memorable. The job was basically hanging out having fun with friends in the ocean on the beach etc for 4 days. We had fresh lobster for lunch, rode jet skis and wake boards! Kinda surreal!
-In terms of preferences, do you like to do photo shoots for editorials and campaigns or do you enjoy doing the runways more?I'm not the tallest model around that's for sure, and don't usually go in the show packages. I have done a couple of shows but to be honest I prefer the editorial and campaigns! The shows are a little rush, but I like getting to see the images on the screen and getting to shoot in interesting places, so I'd have to say the shoots more so.
-What was the funniest work that you have done as a model so far?That is a hard one!!! I've not had too many hysterical moments onset. Funniest would have to be a competition video some friends and I did together for a farting application, but that was for fun rather than work.
-Tell me about your professional plans: apart from modeling, what else would you like to pursue or are you already pursuing? I have a few things on the go at the moment. I have been looking for property to develop in my spare time. And I've been taking acting class for the past 8 months. So I'm keeping my options open. I have had some good feedback with auditions and would be very happy to land a role. On the other side if I had a little extra time to get back on the tools I wouldn't be disappointed either.
-I know you've been traveling around the world, where you would like to live other than where you do now?At this stage I haven't quite seen it all...J But I love NY. I can't see myself raising a family there but for the next few years working etc it would be nice. I think eventually Australia Sydney will be home it has a great variety and vibe to it. The weather is pretty good, but then again it's a long life maybe I'll get to live somewhere else before then.
-Thanks Ryan for your time, it was a gift to me and my readers!An absolute pleasure mate!