Despite not being named winner of America's Most Smartest Model
, Brett Novek
has lingered on the limelight, specifically in the movie circuit. As reported previously, the 24-year-old model has been cast in the comedy-horror film Penthouse
, which also stars Kaley Cuoco
(Charmed, The Big Bang Theory
), Rider Strong (Bones, Veronica Mars, Pepper Dennis
), Nikki Griffin (The O.C.
), Lochlyn Munro (CSI: NY, Weeds, Smallville
) and Jimmy Jean-Louis (Heroes
). On top of that, he has also been tapped for H.U.M.P
and Hard Breakers.
H.U.M.P. is a comedy about four former CIA operatives who apply their expertise in counter-espionage to being romantic matchmakers. In the movie, the former Smartest Model
contestant plays Beau Lincoln, the son of a rich businessman, who is peddling a highly advanced computer chip known as “Black Magic” on the black market. The film is currently in production but is expected for release later this year.
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, on the other hand, is a comedy from director Leah Sturgis about two single girls exploring the dating scene in Los Angeles. It stars Leslie Del Rosario, best known as Jenna on The Secret Life of the American Teenager
, and Sticky Fingaz, who is credited for his roles on Blade: The Series
as the title character and as Kern Little on The Shield
Novek was one of the 14 professional model contestants on the first season of America's Smartest Model
, a game show that features model as they are put through a series of challenges and weekly eliminations until only the winner remains. Novek was symbolically tied with the eventual winner VJ Logan
for the most number of challenges won, but ended the game in fourth place.
Aside from America's Most Smartest Model
, Novek guest starred in an episode of South Beach
and served as presenter to the series Byte Me
. He also appeared in an Ashlee Simpson video, an advertising campaign for LA Fitness, and in a national television commercial for Taco Bell. As a model, his clients include Hollister Co., Armani Exchange, Emporio Armani, Parke and Ronen, Cosmo Girl, and Target Corporation.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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