Getting intimate with A&F hot guys...
Colgate smiles, baby-smooth pecs, swoon-making abs… Abercrombie is in town! For their opening next week, the frat-tastic brand have flown in their juiciest specimens from around the world. And after dodging the screaming, estrogen-fuelled teens and office women at the photo op, we get hot and bothered at an exclusive interview with Frank, 20, from California and Henry, 22, from London.
Do you ever get cold being half-naked like that all day?
F: Ooh, that's a good question! We usually do push-ups, pull-ups to stay warm. It's actually kind of funny. We'll take rotations, some of us will go inside. We'll do, like, bear-crawls on the ground just to warm up, just do stupid little funny things, play little games like touch football.
H: Normally we get so excited and there's so much energy that it doesn't become an issue!
Is it hard being so ridiculously toned and attractive?
H: [Sighs] Naaah. Well - we have to work for it, but it's fine.
F: We definitely have to work out every day, but we’re also blessed that our parents gave us these great looks!
Do you have a Zoolander face?
F: Oh yeah! [Does it]
H: We work on it together, actually.
How did you get scouted?
F: I was actually on a trip to California, and I just walked into The Grove [a shopping centre in LA], was walking in there and Michelle, one of the workers there actually recruited me, wrote down my details. I moved out there two months later, and boom-ba-da-bing! A year later, here I am!
H: I was at university. My first year at university, I'd just moved to a new city in Newcastle, and, uh, a store was opening there and they were looking out for people. So I was just picked up then!
Which body part are you most proud of and why?
F: Ooh! My 'V'. I think it's more genetics than anything, I just kinda got lucky. I like it, I like it.
H: My bum. My bum's the best bit.
Do you ever need to use chat-up lines, or do you just take your shirt off?
F: I don't take my shirt off in front of people a lot, actually. I'm more laid-back, I dont wanna be that guy. I'm not the whole Jersery Shore kinda guy. I'm more genuine - I'm from a small town in Kansas, so I actually prefer the chatting part.
H: I find the chatting part is easier, but being bad at chatting makes it... I can't chat a girl up, I've never known how to chat a girl up! But I find if you're honest, and you say that, then you often get to know the person anyway.
Who would you say you relate to more - Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Bond or Hercules and why?
F: Ooh - that's a good one... I would say James Bond, just because he's kind of, like, sly, kind of cool, kind of laid-back, mysterious...
H: I'd say James Bond as well. I always look at myself in the mirror and think, yeah, I could pull off the tuxedo.
[Laughs] Well, maybe after Daniel Craig, you could be next in line... So what's the best thing about being a hunk?
F: Best thing about it... The things I can do for other people, just putting a smile on my face helps someone out - pretty easily.
H: Yeah, and also if you look at the excitement that we just created by the sixty of us being out the front there, was one of the most crazy and fun things I've ever seen in my life. And everyone was smiling, it wasn't just us. So that's gotta be one of the best things.
What's the most interesting thing that's happened to you while on the job?
H: Personally, I wouldn't say there's one thing that's been the most interesting, but I've got to travel to American, which I'd never been to before, I've got to come to Hong Kong, I've never been here before, I got to go to Germany, I'd never been there before, all within two years, and all thanks to the company. So that in itself has got to be one of the best things that's happened.
F: As for me, I mean I was in Kansas a year ago, just a small-town boy. Been working for the company nine months now, I've gone to seven different places: Singapore, Beijing, Shenzen, Hong Kong, Germany, London, New York. It's been probably the best thing that's happened to me. If it wasn't for the company, I'd be going to community college in Kansas, so I'm very blessed.
Do Abercrombie models ever get competitive about who's the most good-looking?
F: Ooh! Definitely! And it's more in the gym. Like, if go to the gym, we will be getting crazy in there. Like, you've never seen a bunch of animals like Abercrombie models in the gym.
H: We're try-hard. We've gotta stay how we look, otherwise – that's it!
F: It's cool too, because everybody has, like, their own little workout secrets and stuff. But when you come out here like this, everybody shares them. We don't hide any secrets, we tell everybody, and every ends up getting in better shape throughout the trip, so it's really cool.
This is for all our readers out there... what could someone do to make themselves more attractive to you?
F: Hmmm... Be themselves, don't lie. Lying is the worst quality anyone can have.
H: Could not agree more.
F: Lying is the worst thing. Don't try and impress anybody, just be you!
Who would be your celebrity dream date, and why?
F: Carrie Underwood, Carrie Underwood! Why? Dude, if she would sing to me... Oh my God! Singing me to sleep - that would be the most amazing thing. Country girl, blonde hair, blue eyes - love it, I love it.
H: I wouldn't pick a celebrity, I don't think. I wouldn't be able to cope with it. I wouldn't be able to keep up. I'd have to stick with just staying at home, being comfortable, being happy and knowing that when I go out in town, I wouldn't have to always be in the media spotlight.
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