Boston Ridge is set to strut his stuff at New Zealand Fashion Week. The 19-year-old son of former All Black and Kiwis star Matthew Ridge, and interior designer and ex-model Sally, will make his professional debut on the catwalk during the Ponsonby Presents show on August 28.
He has also been signed by RPD Models, having earlier appeared at a charity fashion show.
RPD Models owner Rose Packard-Dube said the teen had the makings of a hit on the catwalk.
“Boston is a cool and humble guy,” she said. “I am sure it’s his love of meeting people that made him say yes to giving it a go, as it really wasn’t something he planned to do, and for most of his life he has stayed out of the spotlight.
“He has the right mix for commercial and catwalk that could take him very far.”
Boston, a former Kings College student, now works at his dad’s Greenlane car grooming business Car-Fe. His parents, and sister Jaime, all have modelling experience and Jaime told Spy she was very proud of her brother. The Ridge family are expected to get down to Fashion Week to cheer him on.