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Party boy and Kate Moss model pal Jordan Barrett isn't 'wild', OK?

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Try as they might, not even Karl Stefanovic, his fiance Jasmine Yarbrough and her new rock could steal the spotlight from the "world's hottest male model" Jordan Barrett at the David Jones Autumn Winter Collections Launch this week.

All eyes were on the 21-year-old from Byron Bay as he hit the runway alongside the department store's ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Victoria Lee, who replaced Jesinta Franklin this year.

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It was just a flying visit for Barrett, who returned to New York on Friday to walk in "some" New York Fashion Week shows – although he wouldn't specify which ones.

But not before he fulfilled his usual "routine" when in Sydney.

"I go down to the water in Bondi, get in and then to Porch and Parlour for a green smoothie. I spend most of my time in Bondi when I'm here," he said.

The notorious party boy, with "0% interest", "psycho", and "Monica Lewinsky" tattooed on his body, denied that he was "wild", like numerous reports would suggest, preferring the term "life enthusiast".


That enthusiasm is what perhaps makes him a shoo-in for one of Kate Moss' closest friends. She is his favourite collaborator.

"I love to work with Kate, anything around Kate. She is just amazing, [I have a] great time with her," he said, before agreeing they were quite similar.

But that's all he would say on the subject of the British supermodel. Barrett makes a point of not discussing his very famous friends, who include models the Hadid sisters Gigi and Bella, Kendall Jenner, Lara Stone, Hailey Baldwin, Paris Hilton, and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld.

At the last David Jones show in August, when this reporter asked him about being in the current model "It" squad with the likes of the Hadids and Jenner, he bid adieu and off he went, without uttering another word.

Never without a clique, Barrett was joined on the night by his Australian model mates, Cheyenne Tozzi and Tahnee Atkinson and one very special guest down from the Gold Coast, his mother Julie.

"I was here at the David Jones show the first time he walked [when he was 16] and I'm here now," she told Fairfax Media.

"I am very, very proud of him," she added.

Shortly after the show, he was spotted waving her off in a car, before heading for dinner with his friends.

His father, convicted Gold Coast cannabis kingpin Adrian Barrett, did not attend.

Also walking the red carpet were Richard Wilkins' son Christian and his boyfriend Andrew Kelly wearing matching plastic ensembles that they said were by Japanese fashion label Comme Des Garçons.

Wilkins decided to forgo pants on the night in the name of fashion, while Kelly carried a plastic bag (like one you would use for fruit and vegetables at Woolies) as a purse.

"We are always trying to make fun of ourselves. I love this, it's fashion, but it's also a bit stupid," Wilkins joked.

"Anyway, we'd go to the opening of an envelope. We're here for the free drinks," Kelly added.

Thorburn refuses to engage as Stefanovic puts a ring on it

SMH. 7th of February 2018. Jasmine Yarbrough (middle) and Karl Stefanovic (left) at the David Jones Autumn Winter 2018 Collections launch held at Technology Park in Sydney. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

Jasmine Yarbrough (centre) flashes her ring to Harper's Bazaar editor Kellie Hush alongside Karl Stefanovic at the David Jones launch. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

While Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough have been doing the rounds announcing their engagement, his ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn said it was just business as usual for her and their family.

"I am just focused on helping those affected by the ever-changing landscape of my ex-husband's life, to navigate it," Thorburn told Fairfax Media.

"His engagement doesn't register with me on any other level."

Karl Stefanovic with Cassandra Thorburn at the 2011 TV Week Logie Awards.

Karl Stefanovic with Cassandra Thorburn at the 2011 TV Week Logie Awards. Photo: Penny Stephens

The pair, who were together for 21 years and have three children together – Jackson, 18, Ava, 12, and River, 10 – announced their separation in September 2016 and were divorced 13 months later.

The Channel 9 Today show host, 43, went public with Yarbrough, 34, five months after the split.

It's believed they have been engaged for about two weeks, but decided to make it public at the Harper's Bazaar 20th anniversary edition this week, where she was spotted showing off the diamond ring, with an estimated worth of over $120,000, to guests.

They followed it up with another public appearance at the VIP-filled David Jones autumn winter 2018 collections launch on Wednesday night, where they sat front row to support her shoe brand, Mara and Mine, which is stocked at the department store.

Friends of Thorburn said it looked as if they were on a "media tour" and were "taunting" Thorburn.

"It seemed like an attempt to be hurtful and Cass just saw it as another disappointing jab at her," the friend added.

It's believed the pair are hoping to get married this year, which will make Yarbrough stepmother to Stefanovic's three children.

She spent some time with his youngest two in the US at the end of last year, but has yet to meet his oldest son.

A representative for Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough did not have any comment to make.

Samantha X, Phelan now exes

For PS: Sam Nelson (left), Amanda Goff and Ryan Phelan (R).

Sam Nelson (left), Amanda Goff and Ryan Phelan.

Just two weeks after her high-profile split from Channel 7's Ryan Phelan, Amanda Goff is moving on.

The former escort, known as Samantha X, 43, is being wooed by Perth financier Sam Nelson, 26.

The British-born, Australian-based former journalist has denied the claims, although she did confirm that Nelson had been a "wonderful" friend to her during the break-up, which had left her "heartbroken".

"The last thing on my mind is another relationship just yet, but, yes, Sam has been a rock to me recently and has been a very supportive friend," she said.

The announcement of Phelan's relationship with Goff in November was said to have raised more than a few eyebrows at Martin Place's Channel Seven studios.

Despite the presenter telling friends that she was "the one", it was all over by late January, with Goff writing on her Instagram: "I own Ikea furniture that's lasted longer."

She said her former profession had nothing to do with the split and that there are no hard feelings between them. He has deleted all images of her from his social media account.

The mother-of-two wrote two books documenting her experiences in the sex industry, including Hooked: Secrets of a High Class Escort, and Back On Top, and earned from $1000 per hour to $5000 for an overnight stay as an escort.

But she decided to put Samantha X to bed in October in order to focus on running her own agency, Samantha X Angels.

"Escorting was exciting and empowering, but I got sick of making everyone else happy and going home alone," she said. "It's my turn now."

She has no plans to ever return to the escorting world.

"I have no regrets but it's time to move on. In every aspect of my life," she added.

Next week she will start a masters in counselling and psychotherapy at the Jansen Newman Institute in Pyrmont in the hopes of becoming a consultant for a women and children's refuge.

"There is so much more to me than my cleavage," she laughed.

Headliner Raskopoulos has 'a lot of catching up to do' at Mardi Gras

For PS: Comedian and musician, Jordan Raskopoulos, who is ambassador for Medibank's Mardi Gras #BetterwithaKiss float.

Comedian and musician, Jordan Raskopoulos, who is ambassador for Medibank's Mardi Gras #BetterwithaKiss float. Photo: Dan Gosse

After featuring in the Mardi Gras parade twice last year (she walked it once and then went back to the start to do it all over again), Jordan Raskopoulos is "really excited" to be headlining her own float on March 3.

The comedian and lead singer of The Axis of Awesome, 36, has been announced as the ambassador for Medibank's #BetterWithAKissfloat alongside fitness guru Michelle Bridges.

"It's only my third Mardi Gras. I have a lot of catching up to do," she laughed.

The parade, which runs through Oxford Street, is the most colourful night on the Sydney social calendar, with sequins and glitter galore, but just don't expect Raskopoulos to be shining like the top of the Chrysler Building.

"I have glitter allergies, so I would really have to take a lot of antihistamines," she laughed.

"I'm leaving my outfit to the last minute, but I might do something like Lady Gaga and assemble some food products [think: that meat dress] or I might just go shopping with my mum for something."

It was the week before Mardi Gras in 2016 that Raskopoulos went public with her transition with a video titled: "What Happened To Jordan's Beard?"

Raskopoulos felt like she was the wrong gender since she was a child and described the time before her transition as like "wearing a mask every day".

"It sucks, it's really sweaty," she said.

She said the "hardest step is the very first step" but it gets easier.

"Being newly announced as a queer person and dealing with that was really intense and even last year was really intense too in a lot of ways," she said.

"When I look back and see how sad I was and how anxious I was and how difficult life was and now I see how wonderful it is.

"Having been out for a number of years and being entrenched in the community and being involved with lots of different groups, I feel at home and I feel celebrated and really relaxed and happy. It's joyous."

Her advice, for anyone who might be struggling with their gender identity, is to realise that you are not alone.

"It's a better time right now. We are having better and more open discussions. Technology also allows you to find people in similar experiences. You feel alone before you find people like you. Being able to find a community is such an important step," she said.