Jade Goody’s eldest son Bobby Brazier credits his late mother for his model looks and reveals younger brother Freddie could soon be joining him on the catwalk.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the 17-year-old says he’s ‘always being told’ he looks like Jade, who tragically died from cervical cancer when he was just five.
He hopes to make both the Big Brother icon and his dad Jeff Brazier proud by forging a career in modelling and admits it would be a dream come true to shoot a high profile fashion campaign with Freddie, 16.
‘I look like my mum’: Jade Goody’s eldest son Bobby Brazier credits his late mother for his model looks and reveals younger brother Freddie could soon be joining him on the catwalk
Bobby says: ‘I look like my mum, I’m always being told that by everyone. I have her lips and smile – and her eyes.
‘The rest of me is dad’s. As I grow up I’m starting to look more like him.’
Bobby was spotted by a modelling agent in a coffee shop when he was 16 and before lockdown earlier this year, took part in a Dolce & Gabbana catwalk show for Milan Fashion Week.
He’s since shot his first magazine cover for Man About Town and last month featured in an edgy shoot for TINGS magazine.
Beautiful: Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the 17-year-old says he’s ‘always being told’ he looks like Jade, who tragically died from cervical cancer when he was just five (Jade in 2004)
‘I’m starting to look more like him’: He hopes to make both Jade and his dad Jeff Brazier proud by forging a career in modelling and says as he grows older, he’s looking more like his father
The model has been ‘signed to agencies across the world’ but because of Covid has yet to meet them face-to-face to discuss collaborations.
Bobby’s burgeoning reputation in the industry has opened doors for Freddie to join him and he’s already sparked interest from agencies following a recent shoot by photographer Cesar Perin, his model brother’s agent at Unsigned Group.
He says: ‘It would be great to be in a campaign together, I’d love to.
‘He sees what I’m doing and wants to do the same. There’s a couple of agencies interested, but he’s still young.
‘With modelling everything is about timing. A year ago, if I was doing the things I’m doing now, I wouldn’t have been ready – you have to grow up, it’s a proper serious job – it’s not like college. You have to be professional and I’m just there, so my brother is definitely not there yet. His time will come.’
Mother and son: Jade, who shot to fame on series two of Channel 4 show Big Brother in 2002, lost her battle with cancer in 2009 at the age of 27 (Jade pictured with son Bobby in 2004)
‘I’d love to’: Bobby told MailOnline he dreams of shooting a fashion campaign with his brother Freddie, 16, who’s already sparked interest from modelling agencies
He jokes: ‘As long as I’m in front and he’s behind in the shoot, that’s alright.’
Bobby is determined to make a name for himself in his own right and not just known as the offspring of his famous parents.
However, he admits it would be senseless not to use his connection in particular scenarios.
He explains: ‘Obviously I’ve got an advantage and there’s no ignoring that and I shouldn’t feel bad about that, I’m very lucky and I’m blessed – and I’m not going to turn down a big pay cheque because I am the son of my parents.
‘I just don’t want everything to come off the back of that, that’s important to me.
‘His time will come’: Freddie looks striking in a shoot by Cesar Perin, his model brother’s agent, but Bobby says he still has some growing up to do before he takes on the job professionally
‘My brother is definitely not there yet’: Bobby said modelling isn’t like college and his 16-year-old brother ‘isn’t ready’ to take on the responsibility – but he will be soon
Siblings: Bobby joked that he would love to star alongside his younger brother, ‘as long as I’m in front and he’s behind in the shoot, that’s alright’
‘It always feels better to work off your own back, rather than use your advantage. Not that it actually matters much having famous parents in this industry.
‘Someone said to me the other day at a shoot I did, that unless you’re a Hadid or a Kardashian, nobody really cares.’
He quips: ‘Who is Geoff Brazier in the fashion world?’
Bobby is still at college in East London studying a football course which sees him train and play matches for Romford FC, as well as study in class.
However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, his academic classes are being conducted online, much to his frustration.
Family: Bobby explained that he’s determined to make a name for himself in his own right and not just known as the offspring of his famous parents
‘Who is Geoff Brazier in the fashion world?’: But he said he’s been told that unless ‘you’re a Hadid or a Kardashian, nobody cares’ and he’s prepared to work his way up on his own merit
‘I just can’t get my head around Zoom,’ he groans.
Unlike former dental nurse Jade – who shot to fame on series two of Channel 4 show Big Brother in 2002 – Bobby performed well at school, despite admitting he could have applied himself better.
He says: ‘I did a lot better than I was expected to.
‘I didn’t revise too much, but I think I did well because of the school I was at, it was a good school so it would have been hard to fail at that school. If I applied myself a bit more, I could have smashed it.
‘I wasn’t naughty, just that at my school you have to be wired a certain way to succeed there.
‘I love being productive’: The model is using new training app Trion during the second lockdown as he feels exercise is good for his mental health
‘You have to really love school, put all your time and effort into it and not have much else going on and get along with all the teachers and not have much of a personality – it was kind of like Hogwarts!’
Bobby insists reality TV, the format which made his parents famous, is not on the agenda at present but he would be tempted by more ‘credible’ shows but only if earns a spot by being ‘Bobby the model, not Bobby the Brazier.’
A more pressing issue, however, is keeping fit, which is why he’s using new training app Trion during the second lockdown this month.
Bobby, who is being trained online by Macus Sühr – the master personal trainer behind the app, will be documenting his progress across his social media over the next month and beyond.
Explaining why staying in shape is so important, Bobby says: ‘I love being productive and when I fall into a rut I feel rubbish. Going into lockdown two, I want to focus on doing stuff for me. Especially training as that’s good for my mental health.
On a mission: Bobby, who is being trained online by Macus Sühr – the master PT behind the app, will be documenting his progress across his social media over the next month and beyond
‘I just feel a lot better when I’m on top of everything.’
On Trion, he adds: ‘My trainer Marcus is massive, good looking and Swedish. The app is really intense, it’s like a personal trainer on your phone. All the workouts are tailored for each person – and there are over a million of them.
‘I need to be motivated, I’m going to try my best – I’m going to be 18 soon and I don’t want to be a man and look like a boy. I need to put on some muscle.’
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