Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Student is model material.(Final)

Byline: Leanne Potts Journal Staff Writer

* Controversial retailer Abercrombie & Fitch shows off 21-year-old from UNM in summer catalog

Michael Smith was just another University of New Mexico student albeit one with washboard abs and the sort of pouty lips usually found on romance novel heroes when a guy stopped him in a 7-Eleven parking lot and told him he should be a model.

The guy was modeling agent Martin Ryter, and he was right about Smith.

The 21-year-old hottie is the cover boy for the summer issue of the Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, a magazine/catalog that has a reputation for selling clothes with models who aren't wearing any.

"He beat out 50,000 people to get this," said Ryter, his agent. …

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