Knox is ten years old (turning 11 in September) and has a limb difference, due to an accident with a lawn mower when he was four years old, which resulted in a below elbow amputation.
He “fell” into modelling after he was chosen to film an advertisement for Breeze Singapore after seeing a casting call on a peer group on facebook. He was cast specifically because the clients were looking for somebody with a visible disability. The ad was called “Dirt Erases Differences”, highlighting many different types of diversity and had a fantastic message.
He had so much fun on set that we wondered if he could get other types of jobs in the industry.
He then filmed a Kmart Australia commercial for the Christmas season in 2016 which aired nationally and gave him much exposure.
This led to a request for Knox to be an ambassador for Starting With Julius, a non for profit organisation committed to the equal representation of people with a disability in advertising and the media. He accepted and is a proud ambassador - it is so important that all walks of life be represented in advertising as it will lead to much more acceptance and awareness in the community, and increased positive body image for those who do have a disability. He has also filmed segments for 3
separate children's shows and was chosen to walk in the International
Kids Fashion Parade in Melbourne in March last year, and was the only
child with a disability to walk. He has also been chosen to model in
various photo stills campaigns for different companies.
Knox was featured in the Jr model magazine July/August 2017 issue -
with a 6 page spread and then in December was also featured in the Top
A couple of months ago he walked the runway at a fair trade show in Sydney.
He is also starting to generate a lot more interest in Instagram being
asked to collaborate and be a brand representative or model. Knox has a very "unique" look, but I think more and more brands are accepting and wanting to represent diversity. He is a natural in front of the camera!
Now for the best part Knox! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
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