09 Tuesday 09th December 2014
While he didn't land the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, or Mr Mistoffelees in Cats, or even that goat in Wicked! he did score the next best thing: A chance to model for the ethically manufactured but morally dubious clothing giant, American Apparel.
The powers that be at AA took note of Brendan's background performance thanks to his fierce dance moves, American Apparel check leggings and a swagger that suggests Born This Way has 90,000+ plays on his iTunes, so they brought him into the studio for a shoot.
Here's what the blurb in the ad reads.
“Brendan is from Las Vegas, Nevada. He's half Peruvan (his dad was born and raised in Peru) and he learned Spanish from his extended family that helped care for him. He enjoys taking photos, shopping and collecting Disney memorabilia. In the future Brendan hopes to have his own TV show and design a clothing line. His biggest inspirations are his great grandmother Lucy and Lady Gaga. We were inspired by Brendan after seeing his fearless act of spontaneity and applaud his efforts with the LGBTQ community. His favorite styles of ours include the Clear PVC Circle Skirt and anything high-waisted.”
The move can be seen as an ongoing effort to repair the company's image. While Brendan is best known for his clip, he has also used his new found fame to campaign to end LGBT bullying in schools - which is something a tarnished company known for bullying their models should really get behind - as should we.
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