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Ansel Elgort: I’m not a poser

Ansel Elgort wouldn't swap acting for modelling.

The 20-year-old actor's father is iconic fashion photographer Arthur Elgort, who has helmed countless photoshoots for the high-end publication throughout his career. When Ansel was a child he often appeared in his dad's shots; but he didn't realise what a big deal it was at the time.

"I was so young; I didn’t really think anything of it. My dad was kind of like, 'Can you be in the background of this picture?' And I would just go," he explained to fashionista.com.

"I wouldn’t like to be a model to be honest; I’m more into acting."

Ansel recently returned to the pages of the magazine when he appeared in a best fall sweaters spread alongside model Andreea Diaconu.

The star was talking at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event on Monday, where designer Paul Andrew won the prize.

Also in attendance at the ceremony was Ben Stiller. He took some time to speak about how influential the fashion in his movie Zoolander has become since its release in 2001 and was surprised to discover a fellow guest dressed up as his title character for Halloween.

"I just ran into Joe Jonas who [was Zoolander for Halloween]! When the movie came out, it wasn't particularly successful and there are very few experiences like that where it has a life afterwards," Ben explained. "In a way it's a lot more gratifying than a movie that's a big hit when it first comes out, so I had no idea and it's really fun to see that it has this life."

Ben added he was invited to the event by editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour herself.

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