Brett Michael Novek, born April 26, 1984, is an American 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.
Novek was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida the second son of Robin and David Novek. He was born and raised in a Jewish Family. Novek has an older brother, Craig, who he considers to be his best friend. Novek graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2006, majoring in Marketing.
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.
In 2007 Novek moved from Florida to Los Angeles, California to pursue other modeling opportunities and video, television, and film work. Novek has signed with L.A. Models, and Joy Models Management in Milan, Italy. 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). Other modeling clients include Hollister Co., Armani Exchange, Emporio Armani, Parke and Ronen, Cosmo Girl, and Target Corporation. His online clothing catalog credits include RevolveClothing.com and SportScheck.com.
In 2008, Novek appeared in a national television commercial for Taco Bell and another for Optimum Online.
After his father died from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2008, Brett started the clothing company Good HYoumanin 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.