Kris Smith, 38
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.