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Hunky Levi Johnston a Model Failure

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    Hunky hockey player Levi Johnston is one hot daddy.

    The 18-year-old father of Sarah Palin's grandson is a square-jawed, dark-haired dreamboat whose striking boyish good looks have been gushed over since he first stepped in front of the cameras last August.

    But the rugged moose-hunting teen who was dubbed "sex on skates" didn't impress most New York-based modeling agencies, who turned their noses up at the self-proclaimed "f---ing redneck" when Vanity Fair pressed them on whether they would consider the hottie, the magazine reported

    "I know every time I saw him during the elections, I never thought, 'He should be a male model.' It would be doubtful," Jess Simon of Ford Models men's board told the magazine.

    Wilhelmina Modeling Agency said they hadn't tried to scoop up the stud -- and weren't planning to either.

    "We have not to my knowledge reached out to him. I'm sorry. I'm not familiar," said an employee in the men's division.

    The director of New York's men division at Next Models was unimpressed by the Alaskan's stage presence and said he didn't have what it takes to strut his stuff on the catwalk.

    "If you hear him interviewed, he's not that bright. Even if he were amazing looking, he still comes off as a bit of a lug. Doesn't have the elegance," Elaine Bohary told the magazine.

    But reality-TV model judge Tyra Banks was smitten with the hottie when he appeared on her day-time talk show to dish on his rocky relationship with his would-be in-laws.

    "I didn't know you were this handsome," Tyra gushed, according to Vanity Fair.

    When Larry King asked him about a future career in modeling during a primetime interview this week, the hockey stud cut him off.

    "My guy [Anchorage Private Investigator] Tank Johns, they can talk to him about it," Johnston said. 

    Johnston has classic bad boy characteristics: He's a high school drop-out hottie who's good at sports and has had a run-in with the law (even if it is just for salmon fishing out of season).

    The California-based Scott Copeland International Talent Agency -- whose clients have appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch and Calvin Klein -- didn't rule out the possibility of adding the stud to the roster.

    "He's a cute kid," Copeland, a former Wilhemina model, told Vanity Fair. "He could definitely do everything. I look at the nose, mouth, shape of head, jaw line. ... He's got it."

    "He would need a makeover," he added.