From zero to hero: Man loses 20 kg's and lands a modelling contract with GQ

From zero to hero: Man loses 20 kg's and lands a modelling contract with GQ

- The red haired insurance broker decided that he needed a changed

- He transformed his life and he was rewarded for his hard work with a successful modelling career

- He now appears regularly in magazines such as GQ and walks the runway at international fashion events

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Gwilym Pugh, an Englishman from London ran an insurance company. Now he is a model for GQ. He was not happy with his life and decided that he needed to change.

Briefly.co.za discovered that he was insecure and unhappy. He lost a huge amount of weight, joined a band and grew a beard. It took him a decade but now he is a world-class model according to thisisinsider.com.

His journey to success was not easy.

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"There was a pivotal moment when I thought that if I didn't change my habits, my quality of life would keep deteriorating and I couldn't accept that," Pugh revealed.

His fitness plan was simple, he'd avoid fad diets was very selective about what he ate. He starts every morning with fasted cardio, a cardio session on an empty stomach.

Now that he is a model, keeping active is far easier and part of the job.

He joined a band to pursue his passion for music and his barber suggested that he needed to change his image.

"My barber at the time said that if I'm playing the guitar I ought to have a beard," he said. "So I thought it would be a laugh to grow a big ginger beard."

He documented his beard growth on Instagram and started getting a lot of likes and followers. He attributes it to his red hair, which makes him stand out. The idea of becoming a model had never crossed his mind.

His beard was included in the books "100 Beards" by London-based photographer Jonathan Pryce and "Red Hot" by Thomas Knight.

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A London based modelling agency eventually scouted him while he was out shopping and was offered a chance to start a modelling career.

His career has skyrocketed, he appeared at Fashion Week, posed for Bud Light and appeared on the cover of magazines such as GQ. Currently, he is the ambassador for David Beckham's House 999 grooming project.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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