He's bagged numerous magazine covers in the years that have followed, appearing in GQ, L'Officiel and most notably, the coveted Paris Vogue Hommes (see that particularly controversial cover below). Clearly very comfortable in his own skin, he was recently shot stark naked for acclaimed fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco's book, Portraits Nude Flowers.
"Because I don't work a usual 9-5 job some nights I just stay up really late and sleep in until 10am or 11am and sometimes even 12 noon. I feel spoilt when I sleep until that late though, because time is such a luxury.
"In summer I work out in the evening about four or five times a week; either running or riding depending on how I feel. I tend to ride more now because it's less stress on my joints - all the road running takes its toll. If I don't have much time, I'll ride around Central Park, but if I want a big ride I either ride upstate to Piermont or Bear Mountain, which is roughly 100-180km depending on how far I go. Or, I will ride from NYC out to Montauk early morning and have lunch there then go back on the train in the evening.
"Most nights I usually end up cooking myself, so I can control what I eat and get into a good pattern, which helps me to stay on track! There's still so much about NYC that I'm learning and I'm finding new places to eat, drink and have fun all the time. It's a very busy city!
"I also spend a lot of time at my local aquarium shop in the lower east side, buying corals and building my aquarium at home. Having a reef in my lounge room makes me feel closer to Australia."