The expression fair dinkum originates from Lincolnshire, England but has since then successfully made the crossing and became a Southern Hemisphere expression used to describe Austrialians. Hardly used outside of Australia, the term calls up images of well-built, sunburned field workers. Someone true to his core and true to his values. And indeed, fair dinkum is what Australians call someone who embodies the nations values.
The word dinkum is a slang term that came forth out of two different meanings: work and fair play. The word appeared first in 19th century English literature and was carried overseas with the many emigrant who were sent to the Australian colony. Here the word with the addition of fair appeared for the first time in the Sydney newspaper The Bulletin, back in 1894. The term is still being used in Australia, often in the meaning of honesty and truth. And in that form it has become a description of Australian character, more often expressed as true blue, which is the equivalent of the red blooded descriptor when it comes to Americans.
Chad Hursty describes himself as a true blue Australian. And we must agree. Chad works as personal trainer and construction builder and is - yes, wait for it - only 20 years old. Chad is obviously one o those gifted guys that have developed into manhood at early age and radiate both a strong masculinity and powerful sensuality at the same time. If he calls himself a true blue Australian, we would like to add to that drop-dead gorgeous and a real head turner. Living in Sydney, Chad has dedicated his whole life to sports and fitness which reflects in his lifestyle. He enjoys motivating people to set and achieve their fitness goals. In true Australian tradition, Chad is laid back and outgoing which thrives in situations on learning new things and exceeding in training settings. Throughout his high school years he represented his state in several sports such as, rugby league, basketball and both track and field events. Yes, with his achievement-oriented mindset, Chad Hursty is totally fair dinkum.
He describes himself as being a fitness enthusiast, actor, animal lover, movie buff, TV fanatic, avid world traveler, medical scientist and awesome photo taker. We can’t say for the first seven, but the latter is most certainly true. Rudi Yap strives to capture genuine emotion and people’s character in his portraits, with the objective to make his work more engaging and captivating. To show us what he means he shared his work with Chad Hursty with us. And see, he is right. More over, Rudi has the reputation of being not only artistic and professional, but also to create an ambiance of relaxation and convenience when it comes to working with his models. In that context Rudi is as much good sort of Australian fella as Chad is. Steadfast, honest and laid back.. In other words, fair dinkum, true blue. –BM-
Chad Hursty is represented by Crew Models International.
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