Travis Fimmel was once crowned the "most in-demand male model in the world" and was believed to be the inspiration behind Sex And The City’s Smith Jerrod. He also played Jennifer Lopez’s love interest in the music video for her 2001 hit I’m Real.
Oh, and do you remember those Calvin Klein underwear ads? He was reportedly paid six figures for that job – a first for any male model who donned the undergarments.
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These are the memories from the noughties we hold dear – but Fimmel has done so much more since then, and to say he’s killing it in his career now is an understatement.
Just to rewind a little, Fimmel had dreams of becoming a professional AFL star for St Kilda, but his ambitions were cut short when he broke his leg before debuting for the club. Luckily for him, he was discovered by the Chadwicks modelling agency while working out in a Melbourne gym, which led him to Los Angeles where he was signed by L.A. Models.
After a string of modelling gigs, Fimmel decided to defer his commercial architecture and engineering degree at RMIT (yep, he’s a smartypants), and the rest is history.