Aussie model Ben Waddell was scouted in Melbourne, is now based in NYC, and has been modelling full time since 2011.
In that time he’s shot for magazines including GQ, L’Officiel Hommes, Wallpaper, and Manuscript, and been dubbed ‘a modern day Greek god’.
Ben has also walked for designer brands such as Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Philipp Plein and Moncler Gamme Bleu whilst pursuing his sideline career as an actor/TV host.
How were you scouted: In Melbourne on Chapel Street. I was walking with some friends and got approached by a scout. My friends thought it was hilarious.
What’s your best feature: My side profile
Top 3 beauty/grooming products: Aveda Be Curly leave in hair conditioner, and my Rohto ‘arctic’ eye drops. Thats all I use.
Your favourite fragrance: YSL le homme
What’s been your most lavish purchase?: I just bought a limited edition 260th anniversary Vacheron Constantine overseas chronograph watch. Every man needs a good watch.
Hobbies: I like to act and host on tv, surf, snowboard, basketball, and mix vinyl records (DJ). I love music!
Fitness Regime: I try and go to the gym a couple of times a week but it can be hard when you travel a lot. I’ve tried getting into running but it’s boring. I ride my fixed gear bicycle a lot too.
What was the last movie you watched?: Any Given Sunday
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: The Music by Gigamesh
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?: Sugar. I have the biggest sweet tooth.
What is your biggest fear?: Heights. I can’t even watch those crazy Russian daredevil videos where the run around on the edge of buildings!
What is your dream country to visit?: There are so many! At the moment at the top of the list is Croatia, China, or Japan.
If you were not modelling, what would you be doing?: I’d be a Gym teacher at a high school.
If you got to relive one day in your modelling career it would be…: The 7 day shoot in Phuket Thailand for GQ Japan
If you could swap lives with a celebrity who would it be? Johnny Depp
How would you describe happiness? Debt free and surrounded by the people you love.
Who has been the most influential person in your modelling career to date? Grant Pearce, Editor and stylist of GQ Australasia
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: Vogue Hommes
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: I find i’m always laughing on shoots. It’s really the best work environment you can find!
What was the last thing to make you cry?: The movie ‘The Fault In Our Stars’.
What’s your favourite fashion city and why?: Paris, just because I love France, it’s super beautiful.
Who are your idols?: Keith Richards, Steve Mcqueen, and anyone who does their best to look after the environment.
What was the last dream you remember?: I was getting chased by a pack of wolves through a school, and i was jumping but had suddenly lost my ability to fly.
One word to describe yourself: Genuine
Twitter handle: @bwadd_
Instagram handle: @bwadd
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? $500,000
Height: 6’1″ | 185cm
Chest: 40″ | 102cm
Waist: 32″ | 81cm
Shoe: 9.5 UK | 43 EU | 10 US