Model of the Week: Rui Dalton


Ruanui William Wells Dalton. My nickname is Rui

Chic Management
Also with: Dallys Models (Brisbane) / Hunter Model Management (mother agency)


189 (6’2.5″)

Place of Origin:
Born in Sydney, Australia and moved to the Sunshine Coast of Queensland 3 years ago.

Ethnic Origin:
Half Serbian and Half Maori


How discovered:
Discovered by photographer on the Sunshine Coast (Kerrie Gaines). She took some photos of me and sent them to the owner of Hunter Model Management who asked me to come and see her at one of the scouting events she was having on the Sunshine Coast and she signed me. She then signed me immediately to Dallysmodels in Brisbane followed by Chic Management in Sydney.

Favorite things:
I enjoy surfing and most sports, hanging out with family and friends.

Favorite music, band:
Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, Killers, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, B.o.B

Favorite movie, tv show:
Rush Hour – with Jackie Chan who is my idol and love kung fu… and favourite tv shows: Modern Family and Mrs Browns Boys :)

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Gucci just to name a few

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Studying at Uni (Architecture) and working.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Vaccuming for my mum, annoying my little sister.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
My favourite modelling experience so far has been with Thom Kerr, for Black Log that he photographed for. Thom is a very good photographer and he is good company.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Sydney’s New Years Eve for the fireworks and our Opera House.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
All the major international brands.. for example, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Jean Paul Gautier, Versace and for the sports minded designers would be Adidas, Rip Curl, Canterbury.

Place you would love to visit:
Paris, Milan, Spain. Serbia, Croatia and New York in the USA.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Surfing, listening to music, skateboarding, hanging out at the beach with family, friends and girlfriend.

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  • LOVING seeing our Rui Dalton featured as model of the week on Not only does he look good but he is a great kid as well. Couldn’t be happier for him. Thanks!

  • Mirjana Latinovic

    Wow…. gorgeous young man :)

  • He is absolutely breathtaking. I see him as a total Givenchy boy, Rick Owens boy, and much more! I see blue chip for him!

  • adarrell

    Great looking guy!

  • Kerrie Gaines

    WOW – super awesome to see you featured here on !!! your will reach the stars young man! I have seen whats behind the lens!! well done! so pleased to say I was the first to photograph you…and i can bet a million dollars i will not be the last!! HOT HOT HOT.

  • bee

    maoris are some of the most beautiful people in the world….. something in the eyes
    he is one of the most beautiful maori boys i’ve seen, and i’ve seen a few. good luck to him

  • Ariana Dalton

    Awesome one NUYI!!! soo proud of all your achievements!! wooo

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  • Петр (Пьер)

    Тарзан в молодости ! Хотел бы видеть его в этой роли.

  • Tahlia..

    Wow… where has he been hiding.. He should have been in the Game of Thrones or in the twilight movies.. Jaw dropping.. Omg…

  • phil

    17? looks like 25…. lucky you – great look

  • sami

    SERBIAN & MAORI….. HOLY S**T!!!!! he looks like mila’s sexy maori brother
    does anyone see this???? wow wow wow

  • this boy is EVERYTHING !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mirjana Latinovic

    At Number 9. Tarzan in his youth, yes agree with you that he would be amazing in that role. I too would love to see him playing a tarzan.

  • Anthony

    Never Mind Tarzan his name refers to his ancestor who was a navigator during the great migration from the Hawaiki Nui to Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • This is the kind of guy romance novel authors are thinking of!

  • Louri

    like Jackie Chan ? Me too!!

  • He is breathtaking!
    Yep def see Rick Owen, KTZ, Versace

    Cannot wait to see more of him

  • For his youth he is very manly features and love that hair must stay keep the girlfriend she will keep you’re head on the ground, do not smoke it’s so out of style, save some money yet travel and have fun with it, cuz you are young and a doll! You can pull a long career out of this, hopefully retire with lot’a $$$.

  • My comment is as above thanks A few more words i always been sweet for guys with hair and lately they are few and far between so keep that lovely mane please~:)

  • India Steward

    you know if they slicked his hair back and slapped a trench coat on him he would be terrific for burberry!

  • Lok

    Wow,what you get when you mix two beautifle races- he is brethtaking ! He looks Maori but at the same time such Serbian vibe and robustness – and pigmentation,look at that golden hair!