Ever since Agyness Deyn split from boyfriend Albert Hammond Jnr last month, speculation has been rife about who she might hook up with next. Then she was spotted out and about in New York three times in less than a week with a mystery man – who turned out to be 29-year-old Alex Greenwald, lead singer of the rock band Phantom Planet – and it seemed Agyness had found her new suitor. The jury's still out on what exactly Agy's relationship is with LA-born Alex (more in next week's Grazia though) but for now let's assess how he stacks up as potential boyfriend to an international supermodel.
Let's look at the positives first: Alex is a full-on rock star. He's already part of Agy's set, after performing on stage with Mark Ronson at Glastonbury a couple of years ago. His own friends aren't bad either – he starred alongside best mate Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko. Plus Alex has got connections in the fashion world after filming a commercial for Gap in 1999.
So now let's consider the, ahem, less ringing endorsements. He's vegan. He's quoted as saying about himself, ‘I look like Jesus.' His band is responsible for the theme tune of The OC. (Though this could be a positive?) Oh, and Alex once made an appearance on teen show Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Enough said.
Mind you, if it prompts Agyness to appear on Gossip Girl all will be forgiven...