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Model Watch: 10 Things You Should Know About Jonathan Zeizel

Model Watch: 10 Things You Should Know About Jonathan Zeizel

It's official: Sam Smith is no longer single, and he happens to be dating a total cutie named Jonathan "Jongo" Zeizel.

The singer made it official via Instagram over the New Year weekend while vacationing with his new boyfriend in Sydney, but we had first dibs on Jongo since we featured him in the pages of Out last year (see below).

Looks like the "Stay With Me" singer got there first. Still, let's get to know Jonathan a little better.

1. He's 23, lives in New York, and sometimes goes by the name "Jongo".

Zeizel NYC

Photo: Instagram @kidjongo

2. He's a model: You saw him in the pages of Out in our "Spectrum" fashion editorial, styled by Diesel creative director Nicola Formichetti.
Click here to see the full editorial. 

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Photo: Danielle Levitt for Out.

3. He's also a dancer and a choreographer. 
The magazine Dazed & Confused featured one of his dance videos. Click here to watch.

Jonathan Zeizel Dazed

Photo: Kevin Amato

4. He used to work as a sales assistant at Opening Ceremony, and began modeling for the brand's website.

Jonathan Zeizel Opening Ceremony

5. He looks hot in gym shorts.
Exhibit A.


Zeizel OC

Photo: Ignacio Torres.

6. In 2012, he was one of the cute single men featured in the ads for the social network Badoo. Remember those? 


Photo: Instagram @kidjongo

7. He met Sam Smith while working as an extra on the singer's video "Like I Can."
Watch it here:

8. But six months ago he was lipsynching to Sam Smith's "Restart" on YouTube. 

Small world!

9. He's BFF with the singer Maluca.
We love Maluca!

Zeizel Maluca

Photo: Instagram @kidjongo

10. And his dad is kinda sexy, too.
Good genes!

Zeizel Dad

Photo: Instagram @kidjongo

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