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Young model wows New York

THE opportunity to model in New York has opened some amazing doors for Korumburra teenager Jordy Knox.

Although he had never considered himself a model before, a run in with a scouting agent has set Jordy on a new pathway.

Jordy was in Burke Street, Melbourne, for his birthday in December last year when he was approached by scouting agent Paul Roberts of Primodels, who offered him the opportunity to become a model.

At first, Jordy and his family believed this offer was a scam.

“We had the agent checked out and when we found out he was legit Jordy decided to give it a go. It has been an interesting journey,” Jordy’s mum Joanne Knox said.

Mr Roberts offered Jordy classes, which he participated in for six months.

He was then one of three young men selected to go to New York in August for two weeks.

“It was fun. I was a bit nervous but I made a lot of friends,” Jordy said.

“Whether any agencies gave me offers or not, I was excited with the opportunity to have a go and see New York.”

While in New York, he visited around 15 agencies and showed them his portfolio – all photos were taken by his sister Taneisha who is studying photography at the Photography Studies College in Melbourne.

Of those 15 agencies, he received six offers and the opportunity to stay in New York and model on the catwalk for Fashion Week.

Although he chose to return to his Year 11 studies at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, opportunities are still open to him at the end of this year.

Jordy now has an agent in New York and there is an opportunity for him to return to New York and be on the catwalk for January Fashion Week, where he will be modelling big New York brands.

“It’s (modelling) something I’ve never considered doing but I would like to pursue it now. I really enjoy the travel,” Jordy said.

For now, Jordy’s job is to work on his social media – particularly Instagram – which may lead to more locally based modelling jobs.

New York bound: after impressing agencies in New York in August, Jordy Knox is looking to continue modelling in New York’s January Fashion Week next year. Photo by Taneisha Knox.

New York bound: after impressing agencies in New York in August, Jordy Knox is looking to continue modelling in New York’s January Fashion Week next year. Photo by Taneisha Knox.

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