So, this month there is an 18-year old on the cover of Italian Vogue.

His name is Aidan Walsh and he’s from Barefield in Ennis, Co. Clare. He appears to be making a bit of a name for himself in the London fashion scene.

Since 2014 he’s been based in the city at the Bird College of Dance and Theatre Performance where he is continuing his dance training. According to the Clare Herald he was spotted at the age of 12 at a Ballet Ireland course and was thought to be something of a prodigy.

Aside from his studies, Aidan has been doing some modelling and doing it very well it would seem.

He’s represented by the Tomorrow is Another Day Model Agency in London.

Before moving to London Aidan had trained at various dance companies and schools in Ireland which included Youth Ballet West and the Corrib Dance Academy.

He is now the male face of Italian Vogue, which he announced on his social media accounts.

The cover was shot by famous fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot.


A photo posted by Aidan Walsh(@aidan_walsh_) on

Aidan now joins the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Isabella Rossellini, Gisele Bundchen and Kate Upton who have all featured on the famous magazine’s cover.

Oh, and if you were curious that is a love bite on his neck- because fashion.

He told Ryan Tubridy in an interview that it is a real hickey and how it came to be was quite amusing:

"I thought they were going to do it with make-up ’cause, you know, there’s a team of professional make-up artists there," but when it comes to Vogue Italia everything must be authentic:

"They decided that the only way to actually give me one was to physically give me one, so one of the make-up assistants had to give me one on my neck."

Tough day at the office then.