Simon Woods: Actor! YSL Model! Hillary Supporter?

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Yves Saint Laurent’s plans to show his fall mean’s wear collection in a video, instead of on a traditional catwalk, went off without a hitch thanks, in large part, to the film’s sole model, Simon Woods. According to WWD, Mr. Wood’s, and actor who has had roles in Pride and Prejudice and Rome, “looked great” in YSL designer Stefano Pilati’s threads. But that’s only the half of it.

Mr. Woods is also a political activist, and he’s thrown his weight behind Hillary Clinton for the 2008 presidential race. No slouch, he told the industry rag that he came to the U.S. to ring doorbells for the politico during the Iowa primary. What’s more, he’s coming back next week to hit the streets for Ms. Clinton’s campaign in South Carolina.

“People are surprised when they see [a Brit] at the door,” he said. “In the end, it’s that much more effective because they realize I believe in [Clinton].” Mr. Woods added that he met Ms. Clinton through her daughter, Chelsea, whom he befriended at Oxford. “[Hillary’s] really the nicest person in the world,” the actor said.

Simon Woods: Actor! YSL Model! Hillary Supporter?