It sure does sound like a dream job, except for the trolling.
Former Massachusetts senator and actual 80s model, Scott Brown, has reportedly been picked by Trump as the next U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. Brown needs to await confirmation from the Senate before getting his fill of Lord of the Rings set tours, mountains, and fish burgers with egg.
However, that hasn't stopped the Oceanic nation sledging their prospective new resident. Especially the New Zealand Herald.
Their headline reads: "Man tipped for US ambassador role in NZ a former nude model who supports waterboarding." Savage.
Trump picks Scott Brown as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand
This was the headline in New Zealand's largest newspaper when rumors first leaked pic.twitter.com/np2BTfHlBD
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 20, 2017
The article continues to describe the former senator as someone with a "more colourful past than most diplomats," presumably hinting at that whole nude centrefold for Cosmopolitan's "America's Sexiest Man" contest in 1982 thing.
The new US Ambassador to New Zealand (pending confirmation) pic.twitter.com/r1x8AM5B1b
— Yashar (@yashar) April 20, 2017
Nope. Being an dreamboat doesn't make you immune from the wrath of the Kiwi internet.
the hed for my piece on sexy nude man Scott Brown becoming ambassador to New Zealand is
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) April 20, 2017
Q:What are your qualifications to be ambassador?
A: I lost a Senate race.
Q: Welcome to New Zealand
— Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) April 20, 2017
if at first you don't succeed, try, fail, become ambassador to new zealand https://t.co/5OIudKhwcs
— Emmy Bengtson (@EmmyA2) April 20, 2017
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated the New Zealand Herald headline was from Friday, when in fact it was from February.