Leigh Pitchford



We are excited to welcome the gorgeous and stunning Leigh Pitchford at Stunning Men. Leigh is represented by Crew Models international.




















Leigh is an Australian model from Sydney, originally from Perth, Western Australia, with a mixed Australian, Irish and Dutch background, which no doubt contributes to his gorgeous looks.


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He has done a variety of modelling work with local and international photographer and some acting in shorts 
and music videos. He has an eye on professional acting and is very keen in pursuing this career.


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Leigh has beautiful classic looks and this is especially noticeable in his black and white photos.


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 He is a very focused down to earth person and has set his goals high and has been working very hard towards them as he has great ambitions for his life.



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A big thank you to Leigh for doing the interview with us. Please check his facebook page, showing him some love and support and 'like' it! You can also follow his work on ModelMayhem and at Starnow.


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Many thanks to Lamont Pinckney at Crew Models International for his assistance.


Here's Leigh's full interview



Leigh, welcome to Stunning Men and a big thank you for taking the time to do the interview. You are originally from Perth, Australia but have now moved to Sydney correct? 

Yes, I was born and raised near the Swan Valley wine region in Perth. It's very beautiful, but too far away from everything for my taste. I moved to Sydney about 3 years ago with aim of furthering my fashion career and have not looked back since.



First thing first ... how did you get into modelling? 

Interesting question ... I was about 16 years old and on the train with my family when two strangers said that I should get into modelling. I was reportedly very embarrassed by such a spontaneous compliment, but shortly after my dad got me into an agency that ran a few fashion classes.



What do you enjoy the most about it? 

I have always loved the spotlight. The ‘lights, camera, action’ kind of lifestyle and being up in front of everybody has always given me a rush.



Let’s talk about photo shoots ... how do you prepare for them? 

In all honesty, nothing really beyond a standard shower and shave. I live a very healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, so I try to stay in peak form as much as possible.



I think you have stunning classic looks! What do you think is your best asset? 

Thank you! I have been told my eyes are my strongest feature.



And if you could change one thing about your body, what would that be? 

My calves! I work really hard on my legs but despite everything I am doing I cannot seem to build or improve them at all. 



You have a stunning physique! How do you keep in shape and healthy? Do you practise any sport? 

Eating healthy and regular gym exercise. I find that big compound exercises work the best. No sport specifically as I simply don’t have the time for it, when I was younger though I played every sport I possibly could



What are your top three favourite gym exercises and why? 

Squats/lunges for the glutes, the weighted sled push because you can combine it with almost any workout routine, and the crocodile walk for the abs.



And what’s the best form of cardio for you? 

Tabata Training and Interval Training (H.I.I.T).



Now how do you keep motivated?

Looking around at some of the other guys who are the competition in my industry is more than enough motivation. My job and athletic lifestyle depends upon my being above or at the same calibre. It is a very competitive environment.



Is it difficult for you to fit training and fitness into your life? 

I personally find that if you want something bad enough, you will find the time and finances to make it happen. For me, that's fitness. Doesn’t matter how cold the morning is, I am up and headed to the gym before work.



We know that you guys keep a healthy lifestyle ... but if you had a cheat day, what would be your favourite food? 

A BIG bowl of spicy Panang curry! It's a Thai curry dish with big chunks of meat with vegetables and rice. I can’t get enough of the stuff!



How do you approach a challenge? 

I love challenges! Again though, it does come down to drive and if you want something bad enough. I have a very analytical personality and will try different angles until one of them brings success. 



Do you have any role models? People who inspire you? 

My dad is the most amazing person I have ever known and met. Despite the fact that he lives on the other side of the country, back home in Perth, he is my closest confidant and I value his input whenever faced with making a major decision.



Now a few quick fun questions if we may? Do you think you are a good date? 

Sure I think I am pretty OK when out for a date. I have been known to pull out chairs and open doors for people, have not had any complaints so far! (Big laugh from Leigh)



What do you think is the secret to a good relationship? 

Communication, communication, communication! If couples are not 110% open and honest with each other, things won’t last very long at all.



Are you a brief man or a boxer kinda guy? 

Actually ... I hate underwear. It’s rare for me to ever wear underwear for anything, other than for a photo shoots. I sweat through them at the gym in about 10mins and just don’t like the feel of them in general.



What do you listen to on your iPod? 

Bits and pieces from every music genre. I tend to go through phases with my musical taste. There is no one specifically I listen to.



Your favourite song or piece of music to play while training or running? 

Absolutely love my old school rock music and metal, along with Linkin Park. Old or new stuff, those guys are amazing.



What kind of movies do you like? 

Anything that tells a good story or is visually spectacular. Avatar blew me away!



What can’t you live without? 

Meat. One of my favourite places in the whole world is my local all you can eat’ meat restaurant.



Could you finish these two sentences for us? You wouldn’t know, but I’m very good at … English literature. I really enjoy reading and writing. I am told all the time that I don’t sound Australian due to my articulation and how I enunciate everything.



Now ... I’m just not very good at …

... being empathetic when I don’t understand the reasoning behind doing something.



What three words describe you best? 

Driven to reach goals, easy going ‘go with the flow’ type of guy, always ready with a smile or laugh.



That’s more than three words but you’re such a good sport that we’ll forgive that one!

(Leigh laughs again)



One last question Leigh, where do you see yourself and what would you like to be doing in 10 years time?

Someone once told me “Dream big and aim for the stars, if you miss, you can only hit the moon!” So in 10 years time, my aim is to be among the stars!



Leigh, it has been a real pleasure to interview you! Thank you for your time and for sharing some of your life with us. All the best for the future!

Thank you DJ for this wonderful opportunity to have my personality and images displayed in your blog! I also really want to thank my management group Crew Models International. Lamont is an amazing manager who, in a very short time, has already helped make my fashion dreams a reality. Lastly, I want to thank all the photographers I have worked with in the past and of course to those contributing their work to this feature.


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