Hot tradie enjoys exposure

25 Feb, 2010 03:00 AM

No hard feelings: Tadhg Stephens (second from right) was not crowned Australia's Hottest Tradie, but still had fun on the night with the other NSW finalists (from left) Brett Edwards, Michael Carrett, Matt Wilson and Roy Rao. Picture: RSVP

ALTHOUGH he didn’t take home the title of Australia’s Hottest Tradie, on February 10, Tadhg Stephens, 21, of Kirrawee, still came away from the competition in good spirits.”Unfortunately I didn’t win, but I’m happy my mate Matt Wilson won,” Mr Stephens said.

“The night was a fun success and I met a lot of great people. So there was nothing to be upset about.”

Sticking with his day job as a civil engineer designer, Mr Stephens said the exposure on the night earned him some great feedback and advice for a new career.

“I was recommended to have a go at presenting in front of the camera,” Mr Stephens said.

“I’ve now signed up for a six-month television-presenting course that I’ll start in April.”

The tradie is not giving up hope with modelling and is due to do a photo shoot next week, before making a final decision on an agency to represent him.

“This is definitely the industry I want to work in,” Mr Stephens said.

“The competition was great exposure and I will definitely be back next year to win.”