Kris Smith, 38

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Legends Of The Catwalk - In­ter­view by Elle Halliwell Pho­tog­ra­phy by Sam Rut­tyn

A FOR­MER RUGBY player in the UK, Kris Smith was thrust onto the catwalk eight years ago, when he signed on as an am­bas­sador for re­tail gi­ant Myer.

“I’m built very dif­fer­ently from the av­er­age model,” says Smith. “Maybe that’s what the ap­peal was.”

He be­lieves the best mod­els “can make time stand still; make peo­ple look at them – and that can be done by the out­fit, or the aura [they] bring to the room.”

The father-of-one wants to be a role model for young peo­ple want­ing to live fit­ter, health­ier lives.

“I’m rid­ing waves as they come and hav­ing a great time do­ing it,” he says.

``I´m built dif­fer­ently from the av­er­age model. Maybe that´s the ap­peal´´

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