- Christopher Kellie, from Glasgow, went to chain in quest of a part-time job
- Model agency founder scouted him whilst dining with her family
- He’s now the face of Harvey Nichols, JD Sports and Barbour
- Hopes to move to New York or LA and model for Tom Ford
- Admits he never heard back from McDonald’s about the job
A teenager got more than a Big Mac when he popped out to his local McDonald’s.
Christopher Kellie, 21, from Mount Vernon, Glasgow, was studying to become a personal trainer and ventured down to his local fast food joint in quest of a part-time job.
The 6ft 1in brunette, who was just 16 at the time, left with a modelling contract.
Christopher, who journeyed to the restaurant with his mother, was scouted by the Colours Agency after the company’s founder spotted him in the restaurant when she was dining with her family there.
The fledgling model is now the face of Harvey Nichols, JD Sports and Barbour, adorns billboards all over Scotland and has stripped to his boxers for underwear brand, D. Hedral, a brand Thom Evans has also worked for.
Speaking to the Daily Record about how he was scouted after handing in his CV to McDonald’s, he said: ‘I had just got back in her car when this crazy woman threw herself in front of it and started shouting at her to stop. I rolled down the window and she asked if I would like to be a model.
‘I thought she was joking until she handed me her card. At the time, I didn’t think about what a big deal it was – I was a typical teenager.’
It did, however, turn out to be a big deal. Alison Bruce, co-owner of Colours Agency, quickly helped Christopher become one of Scotland’s most sought-after models.
Speaking to FEMAIL about spotting his potential, she said: “I was in McDonald’s with my husband and two kids and I spotted this fresh-faced, gorgeous boy walking up to the counter.
‘I knew immediately that he had something very special. I had to follow him into the car park and literally throw myself in front of his poor mother’s car! They both thought I was a crazy woman.
‘It just happens like that sometimes. You just see a face and know they have incredible potential.’
She says people are going ‘crazy’ for him because he has a brilliant personality, as well as model good looks.
‘Everyone that books him absolutely adores him. The sky’s the limit for this boy. He just needs to continue working hard and looking after himself, and he’ll be sure to be a huge international success,’ she added.
Christopher, who has just been signed to Boss Model Management in Manchester, originally left school to study for a HNC in personal training but models full-time – something he admits he never thought was possible.
The budding posterboy hopes to travel to Los Angeles and New York and model for the likes of Versace, Tom Ford and Hugo Boss.
Christopher added: ‘Fate took me to McDonald’s that day and I haven’t looked back. It’s a good job because I never heard back from McDonald’s.’