Male model ambitions
MOVE over glamour girls of Townsville, our gorgeous guys are now vying for your beauty titles.
A new generation of males, not shy of slinking down the runways or using their best brooding looks in front of the camera, have arrived.
North Queensland’s modelling scene is no doubt predominantly female, with most males unwilling to strut their stuff for fear of breaking the bro-code.
But 18-year-old Ashley Briggs refuses to conform and instead chose to perform – by shooting his portfolio recently with Colourbox Photographics.
‘‘ I don’t get any ribbing from my mates and I haven’t copped anything yet, but I did used to be a hairdresser so that’s probably why,’’ he said.
The City Beach sales assistant now plans to pursue some part-time posing, after seeing what a lucrative venture it has been for his female counterparts.
‘‘ There are a lot of pretty girls out there doing it and guys don’t get much of a look in so I thought if there is an opportunity there I should take advantage of it,’’ Ashley said.
‘‘ I am really happy with my first shoot – I didn’t feel stressed, there was no drama – it just came naturally.’’
The Ingham boy now plans on looking for an agent, going to castings and maybe even vying for some local modelling crowns by entering Townsville’s Fashion Bash or the Cosmopolitan Model Search.