Next Stop Hollywood
Abercrombie & Fitch Cover Model Albert Reed Signs with John
Crosby Management


Fresh off a weeklong shoot in
Scotland for Cottonfield's autumn catalog, model Albert Reed (, the 19-year-old face of
Abercrombie & Fitch, was spotted in December by top talent
management firm John Crosby Management. Now the company has
announced it will represent Reed, an aspiring actor and

Established in 1990, John Crosby Management has been
responsible for helping to develop some of Hollywood's top
talent. John Crosby currently represents a select list of
clients including Rene Russo, John Hurt, Emmy winner Shia
LaBeouf, and "Desperate Housewives" star James Denton.

The firm has already matched Reed with a prominent New York
acting coach. In addition, Reed has just signed with
Innovative Artists Talent and Literary Agency in New York
and Bleu Model Management in Los Angeles - and is featured
as one the "24 freshest faces on the Miami modeling scene"
in the January print and online issues of Ocean Drive

In short, Albert Reed has had a very good month. But then,
the last three years have been good to Reed as well. Since
walking into KARIN Models in Miami as a sixteen-year-old
surfer and being signed on the spot, Reed's career has been
nothing short of phenomenal. He began modeling full-time
after high school, appearing in numerous magazines, print
ads, catalogs and runways for everyone from Levi Strauss &
Co. to Chanel. Shortly after appearing on the cover of the
Abercrombie & Fitch 2004 back-to-school catalog, Reed was
featured in that company's short football-themed video.
Cosmopolitan magazine named Reed the December 2004 "Guy
Without His Shirt," and Chicago Fashion Magazine's online
edition is currently featuring an interview with him.

Reed acknowledges the ride from teenaged surfer to
international model has been a wild one. But one thing seems
clear: in signing with John Crosby, the rising star of the
modeling industry may soon find himself on a similar
trajectory in the world of film and television.