Last week, we ran a story on Pietro Boselli, the mathematics professor who moonlights as a high-fashion model.
Today, we introduce his competition: 24-year-old middle school teacher-cum-high fashion model, Sam Pearce.
Pearce, who teaches eighth-grade English at a Bushwick middle school, was discovered last summer on the F train in New York by a fellow male model.
The following month, he walked for several major labels during New York Fashion Week, including DKNY and Alexander McQueen.
Though he's been modeling steadily since being discovered, Pearce's true passion is teaching — and, he insists, he will always put his duty as an educator first.
The Massachusetts native told the New York Daily News,
I will never accept a modeling job that compromises my students' learning.
With the money he raises from modeling, Pearce buys books and supplies for his students; additional funding is amassed through a GoFundMe page.
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