DARCY, 26, RE­TAIL AS­SIS­TANT

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Fashion -

YOU COULD BE A MODEL FOR A DAY!!

If you are pho­to­genic, over 18, and 168cm or over for girls, and 180cm or over for guys, and would like to be a model for a day; we’d love to hear from you! All ages and builds wel­come — text a pic and de­tails to 0427 331 395 or email eye@townsville­bul­letin.com.au FROM: I was born and raised in Mel­bourne. What brought me here?

Mis­er­able weather, mis­er­able peo­ple … WORK: I’m a car­pen­ter by trade. I got the op­por­tu­nity to work for the Gov­ern­ment in Cairns, build­ing houses for in­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties. My best mate and I were do­ing roof­ing on pre­fab houses that got sent to the Top End, so I got to see parts of Aus­tralia that not many peo­ple get to see. The builder went un­der so we all got stuck in Cairns. My mate got a job at Myer in Cairns and put my name for­ward. We worked back to back, then he went back home. I moved back to Mel­bourne. My trainer said to give up hard phys­i­cal work and we’ll get you to fight pro­fes­sion­ally, so I fought mixed mar­tial arts. I gave up build­ing to work re­tail and

worked at Myer in Mel­bourne city, and fought pro­fes­sion­ally. I worked 10 years at a shel­ter with dan­ger­ous dogs that have been seized by the coun­cil, I moved up here be­cause I want to join the po­lice force, be­cause I’ve got work and two dogs,

and you can train here. It’s a five-year plan. PLAY: I train at a few dif­fer­ent gyms, and work on my house, it’s a ’70s De­fence house,

I’m try­ing to do the kitchen. IN­TER­ESTS: I al­ways hated team sports. As a kid I was into moun­tain bike rid­ing. One day I rode past a box­ing gym, poked my head in, then I did box­ing for six years. I was work­ing in Rich­mond and found a mixed mar­tial arts gym next to where I was work­ing

so did that for two or three years. I had a few high-end fights. I want to get back into it, I miss the phys­i­cal as­pect and the ca­ma­raderie of the guys at the gym. When you shed blood, sweat and tears, it be­comes this dif­fer­ent bond you have with peo­ple.

WHAT MADE YOU HAVE A GO AT MODEL FOR A DAY? Be­ing in­volved with the mod­els at Myer where I work, I thought “Why not?” Don’t say no to any­thing, give ev­ery­thing a go.

The worst that’s go­ing to hap­pen is that it will go ter­ri­bly!

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