Kendall Jenner And Gigi Hadid Helped A Hot Homeless Guy Become A Model (Photos)

by Katie Corvino
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Thank you, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, for helping out 20-year-old John Economou and blessing the world with his beauty.

Economou is currently homeless and living in Venice Beach, California. He was spotted on the beach by the Victoria's Secret models when they were finishing up a commercial shoot on the Venice Beach boardwalk this past summer.

After talking for a bit, Kendall suggested Economou try male modeling and connected him to her manager to help him sign with Two Management in Los Angeles.

Economou told the Daily News,

It was a one in a billion chance meeting those girls. Right off the bat they mentioned I should do modeling.

Economou grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and he worked for TV commercials as a kid. He then moved to California after dropping out of college and has been crashing on friends' couches and traveling around on his skateboard ever since.

When asked about Gigi and Kendall, Economou said,

They don't have that rich-girl vibe... Gigi was bubbly and funny. She was definitely more rambunctious. Kendall was more laid back, I can see a little hippie vibe.

Since the summer interaction, Economou has had several modeling auditions.

He hasn't had contact with Gigi or Kendall, but he did keep in touch with their buddy, Ansel Elgort.

I think we should all take a moment to admire the beautiful gift of John Economou. Don't you think?

Oh hello, John.

I see what Gigi and Kendall were talking about. Damn.

Hmm, yes. This is very nice. The kid really knows what he's doing.

Citations: Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid give homeless hottie his big modeling break (New York Daily News)