DIS­CUS STAR BRETT HAS NEW CA­REER AS PLUS-SIZE

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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

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THIRSTY WORK Dis­cus thrower Brett is three-time Bri­tish cham­pion MUS­CLE MAN Com­pet­ing at the 2012 Olympic Games in Lon­don

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