Bexhill model’s face featured across the world

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A former Bexhill High student is making a name for himself in the glamourous world of international modelling

Ellis Partridge, 19, who lives along Barnhorn Road in Little Common, has already been jetted off to the US and the Far East and his face has been plastered all over the world on the packaging of a clothes company.

He recently signed up with the London agency ‘Established Models’, and his highest profile job has been with popular teenage clothing brand Hollister.

The Hollister job was for their 2013 Autumn clothing range and Ellis found himself featured worldwide with his pictures printed onto posters and

carrier bags.

He told the Bexhill Observer: “I was just walking around London when I was approached by Hollister scouts, who offered me a job interview in their London store. I went along, got the job and for a few months I was just a casual worker in the shop, tidying up and greeting customers.

“I was was commuting everyday by train from Cooden Beach station.”

This then lead onto further opportunities for the fitness enthusiast, such as being flown out to Japan, South Korea, Ohio and New York for store


He said: “I was working for a bit and then I had an instore casting – it was a step up from my usual £6 an hour job I was doing to start off with. It just all started to happen and before I knew it, they were flying me out to New York for their Autumn shoot!”

He also said it felt like he was suddenly living ‘like a celebrity’ when in New York, being driven around in private limos and having his own

chef, while being paid to pose in expensive clothes.

Ellis said although he has the desire to further his modelling career, he understands the cut throat nature of the industry, and is also looking elsewhere for other options just in case work isn’t available.

He said: “My plan for the future is to try and achieve my dream of becoming a well-recognised model by pursuing this further in London with my agency. “However, I’m also doing a nutrition course on the side as a hobby and possibly something to fall back on just in case it all doesn’t go to plan.”

After a successful 2013 for the Bexhill teenager who turns 20 in August, we can only expect him to push on in the coming months and help further efforts of putting Bexhill on the map.