Paul Sculfor

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Paul Sculfor
Born (01-02-1971)February 1971, 1
Upminster, United Kingdom
Occupation Model
Years active 1992–present

Paul Sculfor is a British male model as well as a TV and film actor. He is one of the leading world male models having won a modeling competition at the age of 21, when he won 'The Face of 92' in association with Select Model Management and the Daily Mirror.[1] Paul was unaware his mother had entered him in the competition, he was in the hospital having had his appendix removed when he received the letter saying he was in the finals of the competition - alongside Rod Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster. The judges included Tandy, the owner of Select Model Management and Gary Stretch.

Paul's first modeling job was for The Face magazine and in the autumn of 1993, Paul worked alongside Bridget Hall on the winter/fall 1993 campaign for Banana Republic, shot by prolific photographer Bruce Weber. The campaign featured on billboards all over New York’s Times Square.[2][3]

Paul soon moved to Europe where he was working out of Milan and Paris with the likes of Giorgio Armani, Versace, and Jean Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith and Valentino.[4][5]

In 1994 Paul and Laurence Vanhaeverbeke modeled for the Christian Dior fragrance Tendre Poison, which was photographed by Tyen and the campaign ran for three years.[6]

Due to his success as a male model he has frequently been referred to as 'the original supermodel'. One article commented on 'the face that's worth a million dollars'.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Paul has lived all over the world, including London, Milan and Hollywood, where he lived from 2007 until 2011. He currently divides his time between New York and London.

Between the ages of eight to ten, Paul studied gymnastics and when he was 10, he joined the Dagenham Boxing Club. He had one competitive fight for them, at 15, which was a late start in the boxing world. He then join the Alma Boxing Club and competed with them for the next three years. As a schoolboy, Paul boxed at the British Championships and reached the semi-final. In his teenage boxing career, he won the Northeast London title and the South East England title. Between the ages of 12 to 14, he also competed as a schoolboy in the trampoline event and finished in the top three for three years in a row.[9]

Paul's grandfather was John Hawkridge, a decorated British sergeant in the Second World War, who owned a number of market stalls in the famous East End’s Roman Road And Rathbone Street markets. As a kid, Paul spent nearly all his weekends there.

Paul has had a series of high profile girlfriends including Lisa Snowdon, Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz.[10][11][12][13][14]

Selected campaigns[edit]

Selected covers[edit]

Selected TV campaigns[edit]



  • Most Stylish Man Award as part of the GQ and Ermenegildo Zegna Elegant Men of The Year' awards in 2010.[39][40]

Selected Filmography[edit]

Selected TV work[edit]

  • Britain's Next Top Model (2012) … Himself/Judge[45]
  • Cinema 3 (2010) … Himself[46]
  • Light Lunch (1997) … Himself[47]

Selected Presenter work[edit]

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