Brett Novek

Brett Michael Novek (born April 26, 1984) is an American male fashion model and actor. He is a campaign-level model for Papi Underwear and appears on their product packaging and sales and promotional material. In 2007, he was a contestant in season one of VH1's reality competition television program America's Most Smartest Model, in which he placed fourth.

Brett Novek
Born (1984-04-26) April 26, 1984 (age 37)
Modeling information
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
AgencyIrene Marie Models - L.A. Models - Joy Models Management!/novek1


Early lifeEdit

Novek was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida[1] the second son of Robin and David Novek. He was born and raised in a Jewish family.[2] Novek has an older brother, Craig, who he considers to be his best friend.[3]

Novek graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2006, majoring in Marketing.[1]

Early careerEdit

While working out at a gym, Novek met professional model Gregg Avedon, who submitted Novek's information to a modeling agency. An initial photo shoot was done with photographer Scott Teitler and this led to him signing with Irene Marie Models and modeling for clients such as Papi Underwear, which used Novek for an advertising campaign and live modeling events.[3]

Recent eventsEdit

In 2007 Novek moved from Florida to Los Angeles, California to pursue other modeling opportunities and video, television, and film work.[4] Novek has signed with L.A. Models, and Joy Models Management in Milan, Italy.

After his father died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2008, Brett started the clothing company Good HYouman in an attempt to save others from the heartache he felt, of which a portion of its profits goes to help people with leukemia and lymphoma.

America's Most Smartest ModelEdit

In May 2007, Novek participated as one of sixteen professional model contestants in the taping of season one of America's Most Smartest Model. The game show consisted of a series of challenges that led to each model being eliminated from the contest until only the winner remained. Novek symbolically tied with the eventual winner VJ Logan for the most number of challenges won, but ended the game in fourth place.

When the show aired later in the year, Novek appeared in episodes 1 to 9. He talked about his bar mitzvah in episode nines extras 'model behavior'. At the end of the ninth episode, Novek was eliminated. According to the judges, it was because of a disappointing performance in an automobile presentation challenge and because it appeared that he had lost his motivation after his friend and fellow contestant, Jeff Pickel, was eliminated the episode before.[5]

Commercial WorkEdit

Novek has appeared in an Ashlee Simpson video ("Outta My Head"), an advertising campaign for LA Fitness, and in a 10 Minute Trainer fitness video (Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer).[4]

Modeling clients include Hollister Co., Armani Exchange, Emporio Armani, Parke and Ronen, Cosmo Girl, and Target Corporation.[1] His online clothing catalog credits include and

In 2008, Novek appeared in a national television commercial for Taco Bell and another for Optimum Online.



Year Film Role Notes
2010 The Penthouse Joey
2009 Tango Late Boxer
2009 Hard Breakers Skater Boy
2009 The Brotherhood V: Alumni Randall
2008 H.U.M.P. Lincoln


Year Title Role Notes
2007 America's Most Smartest Model Himself Reality Competition show
2006 South Beach Sean Episode: "I'll Do What I Want To Do"
2005 Byte Me Presenter TV series
2009 Criminal Minds Carl Cade Episode: "Conflicted"

Personal lifeEdit

Brett Novek lived with fellow America's Most Smartest Model contestant Jeff Pickel in Los Angeles, California.[6] He currently lives with fellow model/actor Erik Fellows.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Brett Novek IMDb". Retrieved 2007-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The Brett Novek Interview". Retrieved 2007-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Irene Marie's 'Smartest Model', Brett Novek". Irene Marie Models News/Blog. Retrieved 2007-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "The VH1 Blog Interview - Brett". Retrieved 2007-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Smartest Model's Mary Alice Stephenson: Down to the Final Three". Retrieved 2007-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "The VH1 Blog Interview - Pickel". Retrieved 2007-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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