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From Soccer Fields to N.Y. Runways

C.J. Hancock of Alexandria walks the runway at the Calvin Klein menswear fall 2009 fashion show in New York on Sunday. (Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for IMG)Enlarge Image

Supermodel Hilary Rhoda hails from Chevy Chase; now another gorgeous young local -- 16-year-old C.J. Hancock -- has been plucked from the athletic fields for fame as a New York model. Agent Jackie Hall spotted the 6-foot-2 Hancock, a junior at Alexandria's Bishop Ireton, at a baby shower for Hall's Pilates instructor, and Ford Models quickly signed him to a contract. On Sunday, Hancock was the first model down the runway for Calvin Klein -- a huge honor for a newcomer during Fashion Week. He said he was really nervous backstage, but on the catwalk he "really enjoyed" himself. Today, he debuts as the cover boy on the trendy VMAN fashion magazine. "There's a huge buzz about this kid," Hall said.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 19, 2009; 1:03 AM ET
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Well done, CJ! He's a great kid, but then I'm biased because he's my nephew! Best wishes from Down Under

Posted by: TheHanks | February 20, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

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