07/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Male Model Admits: 'I Dropped 30 Pounds To Do This'

"I dropped 30 pounds to do this," said A. J. Abualrub, a young American model who is following the unusual success of last year -- when, as an unknown, the Kentucky native of half-Arab origin was scouted by Ford models, had his hair bleached platinum and found himself signed to an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein -- by doing the casting rounds in Milan.

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