A young Irish male model has been labelled 'one to watch' by New York Times fashion columnist Guy Trebay.
Trebay took to Twitter to tell his 7,200 followers to 'watch for' Liam, who lives in the UK but identifies himself as of Irish origin.
He tweeted an image of the young model and said, "Liam Gardner, 18, Irish, "Wayne's World" his favorite film. @generallimmy. Watch for him"
Liam is represented by Select Model Management in the UK, the modelling home of David Gandy and Jamie Dornan.
In an interview with Models.com, Liam reveals he was discovered on a train.
"I was scouted on the tube on the way to Amsterdam, so I was in a really good mood and the breaks in ‘General Waste – Sell Out’ got the better of me so I had to aggressively air drum along, apparently everyone in the carriage was looking at me." he says.
Liam Gardner, 18, Irish, "Wayne's World" his favorite film. @generallimmy. Watch for him pic.twitter.com/MLlsgBKQKd— Guy Trebay (@GuyTrebay) January 17, 2015
He counts "skateboarding, sitting in fields in summer, partying and playing GTA all to a background of jungle" as his favourite things.
If he wasn't modelling he says he would be "Still failing college I guess, eluding skateboarding dreams" and his favourite modelling experience so far is "Getting paid to skate like living the dream".
He said he would really like to model for Paul Smith or Adidas and is obsessed with Instagram.
Being endorsed by Trebay is no easy feat given the writer is known for his occasionally acerbic take on the fashion world.
He once described Anna Wintour as "the 60-year-old editor of Vogue, narrow legs entwined, signature bob framing her small vulpine face, by now a kind of landscape feature, a prop without which no show can begin”.