Morgan Webster is the in the top 10 for Australia's Most Ordinary Rig.
Morgan Webster is the in the top 10 for Australia's Most Ordinary Rig. Tony Martin

Queensland bloke flaunts his 'Ordinary Rig'

MACKAY man Morgan Webster, is wearing his Budgy Smugglers all the way to the catwalks of Sydney.

But its not so much about beauty when you're wearing "budgy smugglers" - it's about confidence.

The 23-year-old has made top 10 in the Budgy Smugglers "Australia's Most Ordinary Rig" competition, with the final in Sydney in January.

The story of how this average Joe might became a Sydney catwalk model started as many of these stories start - over a cold beer.

His mates decided to take some money shots of him to enter the competition.

And he was flicking through photos of his competitors one day when he saw a familiar "rig".

"I've been focusing on work a bit too much and neglecting the gym, probably why I'm in the top 10," he quipped.


But behind all the laughter, he said it's important to be comfortable with who you are.

"A lot of people these days are worried about how they look, how many followers they have on Instagram and how many friends they have on Facebook," he said.

"It's not about that; it's about you being you.

"If you've got charm and charisma people are going to be drawn towards you."

Morgan works in the mines as an operator maintainer, but is in the process of starting an electrical company with a friend.

He said he'd rather be stressing about that than about how his hair looks.

The final stages to win over the judges include sending a video of himself, a talent performance and he's required to bring a set of wings like the Victoria Secret models, although he has in mind using "two blow-up chicken nuggets".

Unsure of ideas for the talent performance, though, he said the weekend would be dedicated to beers and a brainstorm with the boys.

As far as competition goes, a few guys have caught his eye but "it's not so much about the rigs, it's about the charm and who pulls the crowd".

Mr Webster said support has been amazing. "I couldn't ask for any better friends and family, its been overwhelming.

"Even a like or share is more than what I thought I was going to get."

The winner receives customised swimwear of themselves emblazoned across smugglers, as well as a trip to Thailand.

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