His Modelling Career First Began When Travis Fimmel Was Spotted Working Out At

Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
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Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel


He moved to Melbourne in his late teens to play professional AFL Football for the St Kilda Football Club, but a broken leg sidelined him before the season began. His modelling career first began when he was spotted working out at a gym in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the flatmate of Matthew Anderson, a talent scout for the prestigious Chadwick Models agency. He then became the first male in the world to secure a six-figure deal to model exclusively for Calvin Klein for a year.

His Modelling Career First Began When Travis Fimmel Was Spotted Working Out At

Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel


He is best known for his high-profile Calvin Klein campaign and for co-starring with Patrick Swayze in TV series The Beast shortly before Swayze’s death. His modelling career first began when he was spotted working out at a gym in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the flatmate of Matthew Anderson, a talent scout for the prestigious Chadwick Models agency. He fronted CK’s Crave men’s fragrance campaign and modelled the brand’s famous underwear.

His Modelling Career First Began When Travis Fimmel Was Spotted Working Out At

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Fimmel was raised as the youngest of three brothers by parents Chris and Jennie on their 5500-acre dairy farm in Lockington near the small country town of Echuca, between Melbourne and Sydney. His modelling career first began when he was spotted working out at a gym in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the flatmate of Matthew Anderson, a talent scout for the Chadwick Models agency. It was reported that one of his London billboards had to be pulled down after complaints from an auto club of traffic congestion and accidents by ‘rubbernecking’ female drivers, but Fimmel insists the story started with a rumor spread on the internet. It has even been suggested by some journalists that Fimmel was the inspiration for Sex and the City heartthrob Smith Jerrod. Fimmel studied under Hollywood acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, taking two years to pluck up the courage to audition for his first role, saying “half of acting is overcoming your fears letting yourself be vulnerable in front of people”. TV series Tarzan in 2003, described by CNN as one of the “five hottest things happening in entertainment right now”. He has also signed to co-star with Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria (from Desperate Housewives) in the redneck Southern comedy flick The Baytown Disco.
Travis Fimmel
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Travis Fimmel

His Modelling Career First Began When Travis Fimmel Was Spotted Working Out At

Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel


Fimmel was raised as the youngest of three brothers by parents Chris and Jennie on their 5500-acre dairy farm in Lockington near the small country town of Echuca, between Melbourne and Sydney. He was accepted into Melbourne University to study commercial architecture and engineering but later deferred to travel abroad. His modelling career first began when he was spotted working out at a gym in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the flatmate of Matthew Anderson, a talent scout for the Chadwick Models agency. It was reported that one of his London billboards had to be pulled down after complaints from an auto club of traffic congestion and accidents by ‘rubbernecking’ female drivers, but Fimmel insists the story started with a rumor spread on the internet. He landed the title lead in Warner Bros. It was reported that the role originally went to Elijah Wood, who pulled out of shooting for reasons unknown, so Fimmel instead took the job.

His Modelling Career First Began When Travis Fimmel Was Spotted Working Out At

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His modelling career first began when he was spotted working out at a gym in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the flatmate of Matthew Anderson, a talent scout for the Chadwick Models agency. He then became the first male in the world to secure a six-figure deal to model exclusively for Calvin Klein for a year. He was named one of the world’s sexiest bachelors by America’s People magazine in 2002.

His Modelling Career First Began When Travis Fimmel Was Spotted Working Out At

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Travis Fimmel (born 15 July 1979) is an Australian actor and former model who is currently based in the United States. Fimmel was raised as the youngest of three brothers by parents Chris and Jennie on their 5500-acre dairy farm in Lockington near the small country town of Echuca, between Melbourne and Sydney. He moved to Melbourne in his late teens to play professional AFL Football for the St Kilda Football Club, but a broken leg sidelined him before the season began. His modelling career first began when he was spotted working out at a gym in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the flatmate of Matthew Anderson, a talent scout for the Chadwick Models agency. Preferring to be known for his acting rather than his modelling, Fimmel turned down an offer from Australia’s Seven Network to be a guest judge on the TV series Make Me A Supermodel. It was reported that the role originally went to Elijah Wood, who pulled out of shooting for reasons unknown, so Fimmel instead took the job.
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Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel

His Modelling Career First Began When Travis Fimmel Was Spotted Working Out At

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Fimmel was raised as the youngest of three brothers by parents Chris and Jennie on their 5500-acre dairy farm in Lockington near the small country town of Echuca, between Melbourne and Sydney. He moved to Melbourne in his late teens to play professional AFL Football for the St Kilda Football Club, but a broken leg sidelined him before the season began. His modelling career first began when he was spotted working out at a gym in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the flatmate of Matthew Anderson, a talent scout for the Chadwick Models agency. He was named one of the world’s sexiest bachelors by America’s People magazine in 2002. TV series Tarzan in 2003, described by CNN as one of the “five hottest things happening in entertainment right now”. It was reported that the role originally went to Elijah Wood, who pulled out of shooting for reasons unknown, so Fimmel instead took the job.



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