Our very own Fashion Santa has officially gone viral. Paul Mason is “so hot right now” that media outlets and magazines such as Glamour, The Telegraph, BBC, Buzzfeed, Time, Forbes, etc. have covered his appearances and turned him into an overnight celebrity.
Fashion Santa is back again at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, delighting the crowds and taking selfies with eager fans and kiddies with Christmas wishlists. How awesome is that?
Fashion Santa is Paul Mason, a 51-year-old model hailing from Toronto, ON. He has been modelling successfully for the past 30 years.
I had the opportunity to meet Paul Mason this past September during the Toronto International Film Festival. Not only is he incredibly and strikingly handsome with his perfect white coif and shimmering silver beard, he was the consummate gentleman. Incredibly soft-spoken, I was taken aback by his gentle, unassuming presence while everyone gawked at his gorgeousness. Yeah. I’m a fan.
The best part of his appearances at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre is that Yorkdale donates $1 from each selfie taken with Fashion Santa (up to $10,000) to the Hospital for Sick Children. What a sartorial way to spread Christmas cheer!
Want to meet him? Fashion Santa will be at Yorkdale on the following dates:
- December 18: 12pm – 8pm
- December 19: 12pm – 8pm
- December 20: 11am – 7pm
- December 23: 12pm – 8pm
Enjoy these pics of the self-described “Santa’s thinner, younger brother”:
Have you had a chance to take a selfie with Fashion Santa?? Please share your experience in the comments section!
Wishing you the merriest, bowl-of-cherriest Christmas!!
*Info and pictures courtesy of Out Magazine, Yorkdale Shopping Centre and the Globe and Mail.