In 2006, 17-year-old O'Pry was scouted from his prom photos on MySpace by Marin; fashion-icon, model-maker, TV personality and past judge from America's Next Top Model. Bert Hamilton, a photographer from Sean's home state of Georgia, took the picture featured on this article before his career took off.
Olympic Gold medallist, Commonwealth champion and Arena Elite athlete, Chad Le Clos grew up in Durban, South Africa where he not only started competing in swimming competitions at age 7 but where he also discovered his ‘other’ passion: surfing. Durban is home to a thriving surfer community thanks to its consistent waves, regular swells and favourable wind conditions not to mention warm water temperatures year round. With this in mind it is no surprise that Le Clos, with his keen water instinct, was also drawn to the waves and is a good amateur surfer.