IRISH teenager Aidan Walsh has found himself on the cover of Vogue Italia for the fashion bible's youth issue.
The model, who is from Ennis, Co. Clare, is a classically trained ballet dancer.
The 18-year-old took up modelling when he moved to London last year to pursue his dancing career.
Represented by German model agency Tomorrow Is Another Day, Walsh is currently in his second year of dance studies at the Bird College of Dance in London.
He now joins a host of world famous models who made their name on the cover of Italian version of the magazine, including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
The young Irishman is the son of Caroline and Philip Walsh from Ennis. His dad Philip is well-known in the town for running music shop Busker's Musical Instruments.
The teenager shared his big break on his Twitter account. And his friends back home could not contain their excitement, tweeting him messages of support:
Yes that's my best friend on the cover of Vogue Italia @AidanWalsh13 ✨🌟✨ #VOGUE pic.twitter.com/SsoHsYCWnt
— E M M A (@emmarey47) September 30, 2015