Washington’s newest offensive lineman is also a plus size male model who worked for Calvin Klein | Professional sport
ASHBURN – Making your place in the NFL is one of the hardest things in sport. It is also extremely difficult to be successful in the modeling industry.
Jon Toth aims to do both.
The offensive lineman was signed by Washington on Monday, the last stop on his footballing journey. But he’s already been successful on the modeling side and is signed to IMG, while campaigning for Calvin Klein in 2019.
“It’s a good thing to do,” Toth said. “It helped pay the bills as football kind of stalled.”
He credits his fiancee, Adri Zgirdea, with the second career. She works as a stylist for large and tall male clients.
“She always does online shopping for her customers, which are bigger, so she always looks at the models and everything,” Toth said. “So I guess she had an eye for sending my information to the right people, and that’s kind of how it all started.”
Toth, 27, is listed at 6ft 5in and 308lb, but in an increasingly inclusive modeling industry that’s not a barrier to entry.
“He’s a tall and tall model, so you’re meant to be taller,” he said. “I’ve always loved staying fit and being strong, so it was quite natural for me to stay in the weight room and stay in shape, and that translated into modeling as well.”