meet the aussie model who's a cross between river phoenix and leo dicaprio

Jordan Barrett is the 18-year-old surfer turned fashion golden boy.

by Felicity Kinsella
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03 November 2015, 8:45am

18-year-old Jordan Barrett is the very portrait of sun-kissed, salty-haired wholesomeness. If he wasn't a top model, the only other place you could picture him is skating empty swimming pools in Dogtown, or catching waves off his native Australia's East Coast. Whether he's dating Paris Hilton (not true), attending a Halloween party in Venice Beach with Courtney Love and Andreja Pejic (true), or walking alongside Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid in Olivier Rousteing's H&M x Balmain show, Jordan's name is being dropped left, right and center across the fashion world. Here are 10 more things to know about the boy who looks like a cross between River Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio…

1. He was discovered…
"When I was 14, in the first year of high school."

2. When he was a kid…
"I thought I wanted to be an astronaut, but now I want to be a baseball player. Tomorrow I will want to be something else."

3. When he's not modeling…
"I like travelling. I like vacations. I like bongo drums."

4. How he feels about being compared to both Leo and River...
"PWOAHH!"

5. If he could use his platform within the industry to make a different, he'd want to change...
"I think everyone should have a home…there are so many homeless people in America. It's something I was not really exposed to in Australia so much."

6. If he could ask the world one question and get the answer, he would ask...
"What's next?"

7. If he were to make a documentary, it would be about…
"Americans and prescription drugs."

8. In a blockbuster of his life, the casting would go like this...
"I like Charlie Hunnam, Angelina Jolie from Gia, and the soundtrack from the movie The Beach."

9. The best advice he's ever been given is...
"Don't stand in canoes."

10. This is where he wants to be in 10 years time...
"I want to be living exactly like Richard does in The Beach."

@iblamejordan

Credits


Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography Collier Schorr 
Fashion Director Alastair McKimm

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