Iraq War veteran Noah Galloway was chosen by designer Kenneth Cole to represent the brand’s newest fragrance, MANKIND Ultimate. We spoke to Noah, who appears on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and was also featured on the November cover of ‘Men’s Health,’ to learn about the brand’s limited edition fragrance.
Read any article written about Noah Galloway, and it’s obvious why he was chosen as the face of Kenneth Cole‘s new fragrance, which was created to represent the qualities of “drive, persistence and compassion.” The Iraq vet, who lost his left arm and left leg during his second deployment, serves as a personal trainer and motivational speaker, and inspires viewers each week on ABC’s DWTS. According to Kenneth Cole, it’s this sense of determination that makes him the perfect representation of the modern man. “He is a remarkable guy with an inspiring story,” Kenneth said, adding, “I believe people will be drawn to and inspired by him, in the same way we were.”
Noah Galloway For Kenneth Cole — Face Of Latest Fragrance
While the fragrance is available at department stores now, Noah’s campaign will debut in the May issue of Men’s Health, the magazine that connected the veteran and designer in the first place. “Kenneth was a judge for the Ultimate Men’s Health Guy competition, so we got to know each other a little bit late last year,” Noah told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
And while Noah is excited to be working with the brand, the thought of modeling had never been something he considered before. “It wasn’t ever my intention to be a model,” Noah said of his new role as the face of MANKIND Ultimate. “But I couldn’t be more excited to now be working with Kenneth and his team on this really great cologne,” he went on to say, adding, “For him to trust me with his brand is pretty special.”
Noah Galloway & MANKIND Ultimate
When we asked why Noah was a fan of the new fragrance, which mixes fresh citrus and cucumber with earthy notes of sandalwood and musk, he joked, “Have you smelled it on me? It’s awesome.”
Noah went on to say that it’s not just the scent he’s drawn to, but the meaning behind it. “I really love what the fragrance represents. It’s about strength and determination — two things that help me be a better dad and a better person,” he said.
Which inspiring man in your life will you be gifting the new Kenneth Cole fragrance to?
— Marissa DeSantis, Reporting by Dory Larrabee