Abercrombie & Fitch Male Model: Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith, an 18-year-old University of Colorado astronomy student, may soon have his own "star" power.
The Parker native could be the next fresh face on an Abercrombie & Fitch shopping bag, cologne box or poster on the wall of the national chain's stores.Smith was one of 10 fab-faced folks from thousands across the country who made it through the A&F model search. He got back last week from his first shoot with famed fashion photog Bruce Weber in South Carolina, where Smith modeled A&F's Hollister clothing line.
Smith landed a job at the Abercrombie store in Park Meadows when he was picking up a friend at the store and was "discovered" by a manager, who hired him as its "shirtless greeter." The manager then recommended Smith to Maximum Talent, a Denver modeling agency, which signed him and submitted Smith's shots for the national shoot.
"The shoot was unbelievable," Smith told me. "We were seriously treated like kings. This will seriously launch my career."
Smith says he'll stay at school and keep his "shirtless" job at A&F until more modeling offers roll in. "With modeling, I want to see the world. I want to experience people and places."
Check out "Ryan S.," a clean-cut hunk, at maxtalent.com on the male models page.
Source: Rocky Mountain News, April 12, 2006