Derickx swans in with new woman

Ross McRaeThe West Australian
Megan Blake Irwin and Tom Derickx at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Camera IconMegan Blake Irwin and Tom Derickx at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Credit: Getty Images

Just like his best mate Lance “Buddy” Franklin, fellow WA-raised footballer Tom Derickx appears to have landed himself a top model girlfriend.

The Dunsborough-raised carpenter turned AFL player turned model and musician was seen being cosy with Megan Blake Irwin at the launch of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney on Wednesday night.

While the Adelaide-born blonde bombshell, 22, stole the spotlight in a barely-there, floor-length white Michael Lo Sordo gown, Derickx, 29, was playing it cool in a T-shirt and backwards baseball cap.

Irwin, who has previously been linked to Kourtney Kardashian’s on-off partner Scott Disick, did not leave much to the imagination in her skimpy dress.

After the event the pair took off in a taxi, joined by Derickx’s DJ’ing partner Palassi Kailis and two friends of Irwin’s.

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It marks the latest high- profile model to be linked to Derickx after he was previously linked to the Victoria’s Secret stars Shanina Shaik and Gigi Hadid, who he met through his agency IMG Models, which also has Irwin on its books.

Better known for appearing on red carpets rather than his prowess on the football field, Derickx is a now a regular at many top fashion events such as the annual David Jones showcases in Sydney, where he sat front row with Sydney Swans star Franklin supporting his wife, former Miss Universe Australia Jesinta Campbell.

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