Josh Duhamel Hilariously Recalls “Beautiful” Moment He Beat Ashton Kutcher in a Modeling Competition

Josh Duhamel recently revealed that he and Ashton Kutcher faced off on the runway in the ‘90s—and the story is one you can’t miss. Scroll on to hear about the glorious moment.

By Kisha Forde May 18, 2021 12:23 PMTags
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Move over, Zoolander! It looks like there were two other male models storming the runway in the ‘90s: Josh Duhamel and Ashton Kutcher.
 
During an appearance on the May 17th episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, Josh recalled the moment he joked was "probably the most pivotal moment in my life—beating Ashton Kutcher."
 
It was in 1997 that the two model-turned-actors competed for the title of Male Model of the Year in New York—and this wasn't just any catwalk contest. The Safe Haven actor revealed that it was a week-long competition full of "swimsuits and runways."
 
"You know, the whole week was about, 'Who's gonna win?'" Josh told host Seth Meyers. "Word on the street was that it was between me and this kid from Cedar Rapids and some other kid. The kid from Cedar Rapids was Ashton obviously."
 
Although Ashton took the title of runner-up, it's safe to say that they both won in life after the competition was long over.

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But, that doesn't stop Josh from reminiscing on his feeling of victory against the That's ‘70s Show star.

"I mean, I might've won Miss Universe, you know?" the 48-year-old actor joked. "They lifted me up, I had the sash, tears were flowing, it was beautiful."

 And what is it exactly that the Jupiter's Legacy actor believes helped him have an edge over the competition?
 
"It was definitely my walk," he recalled. "My walk was fierce."

More than 20 years after strutting his way into this crowning achievement, Josh also joked that it's a memory he has now tried his best to put in the back of his mind (maybe even next to his crown.)
 
"I was trying to forget about his," he told Seth. "But I appreciate you bringing it back."
 
Maybe these two can reunite for a good ol' fashioned face-off in the future for old times' sake.

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