NZ Paper Refers to New US Ambassador as 'Former Nude Model'

And former senator, but perhaps that's not as punchy
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2017 11:03 AM CDT
Updated Apr 20, 2017 1:30 PM CDT
Scott Brown Picked to Join Trump Team
Scott Brown at Trump Tower in New York on Nov. 21, 2016.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

After losing his Massachusetts Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren in 2012—and then failing to nab the New Hampshire seat in 2014—Scott Brown appears to have again found a political post. President Trump on Thursday announced his intention to nominate Brown, an early Trump supporter, as ambassador to New Zealand, reports CBS Boston. How is New Zealand taking the news? Its largest paper used the following headline earlier this week as Brown's name started to bubble up: "Man tipped for US ambassador role in NZ a former nude model who supports waterboarding." The nude modeling bit is a reference to this Cosmopolitan spread.

As for Brown, it's potentially brought him closer to checking off one bucket list item: The New Zealand Herald article also quotes this line from a 2015 GQ interview with Brown: "I've always wanted to go to New Zealand or Scotland or Wales and just ride 100 miles, hit a pub, drink, eat, sleep, do some exploring, and then get up, ride another 100 miles, do that for a couple weeks." Brown—named as a possible candidate for Secretary of Veterans Affairs before the job went to David Shulkin, per the Hill—has lately been a Fox News contributor and was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former Fox host last year. (More Scott Brown stories.)

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