From Abercrombie Models to Actors
Lots of actors and actresses start out in the modeling industry before making it big in Hollywood. Here's the dish on a couple of hotties who began their careers as Abercrombie & Fitch models, as well as some fresh faces to watch for!
From Model to Actor - Chris Carmack
Before he was Luke
, the popular, water polo player and ex-BF of Marissa Cooper
on The O.C.
, Chris Carmack was just an ordinary guy
attending NYU. His drop-dead gorgeous looks were soon discovered by an A&F modeling scout, who felt he was perfect for their 2000 Back to School
campaign. His Abercrombie gig led to opportunities with Guess
, Target and Cosmo Girl, but he wanted to pursue his passion for acting
. So he moved to LA and landed the part of Luke, and most recently starred in the Lindsay Lohan
flick, Just My Luck
From Model to Actor - Tom Welling
When Tom Welling
graduated from high school, he had no idea
what he wanted to do with his life, but he knew he didn't want to go to college. So he just went with the flow and did whatever
he wanted to do. Well, that sure worked out for him cuz while he was partying with pals in Nantucket, an Abercrombie scout liked what he saw
in Tom. He moved to the Big Apple
and modeled for a couple of years, but never felt at home in the modeling world. In 2000, he went to LA to give acting a try
cuz he thought it looked easy! And sure enough, he won the role of the young Clark Kent
on WB's Smallville
within a few months.
From Model to Actor - Fresh Faces
Abercrombie Kids occasionally features profiles of kids and teens who are living an "a" life
AKA an abercrombie lifestyle. The latest A&F profile
features 16 year-old Ian Andrewes
. Like every other teen, he wakes up in the morning, fixes himself some breakfast
- and then goes sailing
off the coast of Oahu! Ian, who lives in Hawaii
, competes in international sailing races and most recently cruised into first place at the 29er Worlds. He says he's destined to be a sailor
, but keep an eye out
for him cuz he could also be destined to be the next Abercrombie model-turned-actor!
From Model to Actor - The Real Deal
So if you party with pals or hang out on a boat, you'll be discovered
, right? Although it has happened to some lucky peeps, the better way to go about it is to make a portfolio
(a collection of your photos) and audition
for modeling gigs by attending a go-see
(models go to a photographer
's studio or casting office and they are seen). Just putting your face out there, whether it's through print, catalogue or runway
modeling, will give you great exposure and get you noticed by other modeling scouts. It'll also help you get your foot in the doors of casting directors
who are looking for rising stars
From Model to Actor - Abercrombie's Model Call
How do you feel about becoming a 'crombie boy
or girl? You never know where it could take you, and if you're as lucky as Chris and Tom, you could be hearing, "Lights! Camera! Action!
" before you know it! Check out the official Abercrombie & Fitch website
for details on how to audition
as a model. Even if you don't want to parade around in front of the camera, just check out the site for cool clothes like graphic t-shirts
, hoodies and jeans
Abercrombie & Fitch Profile
Tom Welling Biography
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