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From Instagram to the catwalk...literally!
As announced today by The Hollywood Reporter, Instagram star The Fat Jewish is about to take his career to brand new heights. Model heights. That's right, Josh Ostrovsky (he has a real name, after all) is about to hit the catwalks. The star just signed with One Management Agency, which also happens to play hosts to big names like Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova. Talk about the big leagues.
You probably have a lot of thoughts now. Chief among them is most likely huh? And then maybe how the heck did The Fat Jewish land a modeling contract? Well, according to an interview he gave to THR, he was actually discovered.
"I was laying on a towel in a parking spot in SoHo — I put money in the meter so it was mine to do whatever I wanted with," he said. "And was tanning in a used Versace speedo that I bought on eBay, and got spotted. It all happened so fast, it was truly a blessing." Didn't he mean a #blessing? He should speak solely in hashtags, after all.
This may all seem a little crazy, but it's worth pointing out that being discovered kind of runs in his family. His own daughter pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Toast was recently given the honor of fronting the new Karen Walker campaign. So some people could argue that he's simply riding on her coattails—although he does have extremely high career aspirations. Specifically, he would like to "get uncomfortably famous, develop a raging drug problem, then spiral out of control and surround myself with people who only want to use me while simultaneously alienating people who actually love and care about me." Cheers to that.
Another valid question for those digesting this news is whether TFJ has any modeling experience. Sure, he can collect a good meme and he's pretty decent with the jokes, but can he Vogue? Can he smize? Does he even know how to Blue Steel? We'll all have to wait and see what kind of campaigns he books (our guess: wacky), but it's worth mentioning that he has stepped in front of the camera a few times before. His Instagram account may be mostly dedicated to pictures of other people, but he's not afraid to show his face every once in a while.
For a little refresher, we pulled together a few of his best poses as suggestions for his newfound career.
1. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Part 2