From fronting Tom Ford to now mentoring on Australia’s Next Top Model, homegrown hunks Zac and Jordan Stenmark can do no wrong
ow has your ANTM journey been so far? Z: Coming on as mentors people say: “You’re males, what can you offer?” but we’ve worked with some of the biggest female icons in the world, such as Miranda Kerr and Kate Upton, so we’ve seen what it takes to be them. We can say: “This is how they do it, this is what we learned from them” and pass it on to the girls. Was it a challenge working with young, mostly inexperienced models? Z: I found it really enjoyable. It wasn’t so much of a challenge, it was more so making sure we could communicate what we wanted to do. The tough thing is they’re in a house with 12 other girls, they’re under a lot of stress and they all want to win, so their emotions are crazy and their confidence is not great. J: We tried to treat each girl differently. We’ve always thought good mentors and coaches take each person case by case and say: “OK, you’re better with tough love”, “you need more motivation and pumping up” or “you need to be spoken to at a certain level”. What’s one piece of advice been giving a lot? Z: Believe in yourself, the one big thing we kept reiterating. J: They are at that age where they might not have a lot of confidence in themselves but they need to know they were chosen for a reason. We’d tell them: “You need to know we believe you can do this.” Confidence makes a massive difference in a look as well. People have to be super confident in who they are and what they wear. You see people in an outfit and if they’re wearing it with confidence it makes such a difference. Z: And also that modelling and the show is a team thing, you are part of a team. The photographer, the stylist, the creative, the lighting guy and model all work together. They’re all there to create a beautiful photo – just because you’re at the front of it doesn’t make you the star. So what happens when you’re wearing something ... J: That you don’t like? That’s the biggest part of being a model – you’ve got to sell that
We don’t know anything different. We’ve always been twins since – well, since we were born (laughs). J: Zac, hold up for eight minutes of your life – before I was born you were a single child, you were an individual. Z: We’ve ended up doing so much together and I would never do anything differently. J: Why wouldn’t you want to do stuff with your best mate? At the end of the day you get to hang out, you have support with you all the time throughout the highs and lows, you have someone to experience it all with. You’ve achieved so much, where does it end? J: Let’s not cap it. The stars are the limit – let’s just try to get there and see what happens. ANTM, Tuesday, 7.30pm, Foxtel
Twin male models Zac and Jordan Stenmark on the Gold Coast at QT Hotel.