For­mer lo­cal man eyes the uni­verse

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Scott Tibballs

FOR for­mer Port Dou­glas lo­cal James Carne, act­ing and mod­el­ling is the name of the game.

The 21-year-old, who spent the first ten years of his life liv­ing in Port Dou­glas will be com­pet­ing at the 11th Mis­ter In­ter­na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion in Bangkok next month.

Mr Carne will be up against heart-throbs from all over the world, in the male equiv­a­lent of Miss Uni­verse.

He’s hum­ble about his chances, telling the Gazette he’s in it to make friends and learn about mod­el­ling and act­ing.

“I think I’ll do all right. I’m not very com­pet­i­tive, so I’ll en­joy it ei­ther way. If I lose, I’ll still have a great time, but I think the guys I’m up against are on an in­ter­na­tional level. So if you’re re­ally af­ter the first prize you’ve got to keep your eye out there be­cause its go­ing to be hard.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mr Carne com­pet­ing in Mr In­ter­na­tional will help his mod­estly suc­cessgo ful act­ing ca­reer fur­ther along. One year out of study­ing act­ing he’s achieved roles in ad­ver­tise­ments and is hoping for more.

“Once you get pub­lic­ity with (Mr In­ter­na­tional) there is usu­ally work in Thai­land and overseas, and you usu­ally do get picked up to do a bit of com­mer­cial work and mod­el­ling and stuff like that. Plus, it’ll be fun.”

While Mr Carne has called Mel­bourne home for a year now, and has been away from Port Dou­glas for 10 years, he still takes the time to drop by.

“I try to come back to Port Dou­glas as much as I can – my sis­ter still lives in Moss­man, so when­ever I’m there we usu­ally to Port Dou­glas. I al­ways try to come for the Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale. When­ever I’m there and I walk the streets I usu­ally al­ways see some­one from my child­hood.”

Mis­ter In­ter­na­tional will be held at Asi­a­tique the River­front on Fe­bru­ary 13 and the we­b­cast can be viewed at mis­ter­in­ter­na­tional.net

Cairns-born model and actor James Carne will com­pete in Mis­ter In­ter­na­tional in Fe­bru­ary 2017

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