Apparently, the law in Santa Monica, California states that only the beautiful, healthy and talented may live within it’s city boundaries. You can drive around town, walk along the Los Angeles suburb’s beautiful and expansive beach or just go for a bicycle ride and see movie stars and models galore. Just the other day, I saw Patrick Kuan on his bicycle, peddling as if he was anonymous and not the internationally known hunk that he really is.
Luckily in Santa Monica, where so many stars come out and shine in the daytime, hardly anyone notices when people like Tom Cruise or Leonardo DiCaprio when they ride their bikes on the boardwalk. However, when Patrick Kuan shows his face – anywhere – everyone notices. He’s been a professional model for years and he somehow seems to be getting better with every passing year. He’s not just good looking, as if that were good enough in itself, he has the poise and dignity of an ancient hero and the beauty of a deity, ready and willing to grant your prayer in his presence.
Patrick is originally from London and started modeling when he was 21. He had the nerve to walk in to one of the biggest agencies in London and simply inquired how he, a young and inexperienced man that he was, could be a model. Well, to say the rest is history would be a disservice to you, the reader. Patrick, of course, was accepted by the modeling agency with open arms, (I’m sure they wanted to tie him up so he would never leave them), and he went on to represent some of the most famous brands in the known universe.
Names like Armani, Levi’s, Puma, DKNY, Harley Davidson, Marlboro, Kohl’s, Cadillac, Adidas and Bruno Banani fragrances are just some of the many Haute labels that Patrick has represented in one way or another. His face, his whole look, including his signature six-pack has graced runways, print ads and commercials for the last decade and a half all around the world. He is one of the most in-demand male models on the planet today.
Leaving London was a bit difficult for Patrick, but not that difficult. He ultimately got tired of the constant fog, rain and bad weather in England and decided to trade in his traditional British umbrella for the opportunity to live six blocks from one of California’s most famous beaches. He doesn’t have to worry about the weather and he can run on the beach, practice yoga and walk a few steps to his favorite health food store in the golden and seemingly endless sunshine of paradise.