DISCUS STAR BRETT HAS NEW CAREER AS PLUS-SIZE
to look good too and are sick of the baggy and boring styles they’ve been lumped with until now.
“More and more men are going to the gym so there is a big demand for the muscle-fit collections most of the high street retailers are now offering.”
Brett, who is just back from California where he was shooting for jeans giants Levi’s, added: “Nearly all the stores are getting with the programme. My most recent job was for Tesco.
“Just because you wear an XXL or bigger doesn’t mean you are unhealthy. I’m 19st but am extremely fit. As long as you are healthy on the inside, it doesn’t matter that you are bigger on the outside.”
As one of the UK’s first plus-size male models, the former rugby and football player is paving the way for others.
He said: “There are not a lot of models who look like me but I hope I can inspire others to give it a go.”
Brett, who came fourth in the discus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, is hoping to keep his two careers running side by side for as long as possible.
He said: “I’m an athlete f irst and foremost but, in a couple of years, I will no longer be able to compete at the top level – so keeping up the modelling is a no-brainer.
“At the moment, I’m training seven days a week and fitting in shoots round about. It’s hard going but it’s worth it.
“I was fortunate to represent Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics in front of a home crowd. But sadly I fell ill shortly before the Games and did not perform the way I could have. The Commonwealths
THIRSTY WORK Discus thrower Brett is three-time British champion MUSCLE MAN Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London