From fronting Tom Ford to now men­tor­ing on Aus­tralia’s Next Top Model, home­grown hunks Zac and Jor­dan Sten­mark can do no wrong

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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

Pic­ture: Renae Droop

Twin male mod­els Zac and Jor­dan Sten­mark on the Gold Coast at QT Ho­tel.

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