Meet Andrew, from Perth in Australia.
How long have you lived in Perth?
I’ve lived in Perth my whole life. Having such a big family, and dad owning his small business here, there’s never really been a significant opportunity to move.
What’s great about living in Perth?
Perth has it’s charms. Definitely the atmosphere and weather are amazing, everyone is pretty positive. Having travelled overseas and even just over East a few times, you can appreciate how relaxing a smaller population can be.
Are there any downsides to living in Perth?
We don’t get a lot of the big events around the world, because we simply don’t have the population to warrant it. The more I’ve learnt through studying and doing marketing is that the reason we simply don’t get massive concerts, or as many festivals, or big stage acts is because we don’t have the amount of people to cover a lot of the overheads. It’s just business. This, unfortunately, means we have pretty limited exposure while here for anyone who is trying to make a name for themselves, so we generally have to work a lot harder.
Where do you go out in Perth?
I usually go to either bars or nightclubs depending on who I’m with. When I’m out with my guy mates, it’ll usually be the Flying Scotsman, or The Cork & Bottle for a quiet drink and catch up. Though if we’re looking to dance or have a bigger night, then we’ll head into Northbridge, or Perth, and club-hop as we see fit.
Which is your favourite beach?
Cottesloe. I’ve got a lot of memories there, and have had a lot of fun hanging out with mates there over the years. Plus the little amphitheatre was awesome for a few shows I’ve seen there.
Where do you go on vacation?
Depends who I’m with. If it’s family, we’ll go down to Albany or Margaret River to just relax and enjoy the country vibes. If it’s mates, it’ll be a lot more party and experience focused, so we’ll head to the Gold Coast, or Melbourne. I do want to go overseas a lot more in the future.
How did you get into modelling?
I was dating a model a few years ago who entered me into a modelling competition – I was runner-up and it’s gone from there. I really enjoy the way modelling makes me feel, so have really embraced taking up all the opportunities that come my way.
What next for Andrew?
It can be a bit fickle trying to make it out of Perth. But I’ve finished at university, have a part-time job, and am pretty much in a prime position to pick any path I want. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I have a few international jobs that will hopefully go ahead later this year, so it should be pretty exciting to see how the rest of 2017 plays out.