Perth's highest-profile male model Tom Bull was hoping to return home and celebrate the 2012 festivities with family, but after a hectic year the 22-year-old is instead settling for a white Christmas in his current home of New York.
And the same goes for his girlfriend, fellow Perth model Tia Hayes, who recently relocated to New York to be with the former face of the Perth Fashion Festival.
"Unfortunately I'm not coming back this year," Bull told AAA.
"(Tia) just got a job in New York, she started (this month). She's an engineer, so she can't really take time off to head back for Christmas because American holidays aren't very good. I think I'd be a bad boyfriend if I just bailed out on her."
Fortunately for Bull, he did get the chance to return to his home town back in June after shooting a campaign for Sportscraft in Broome. And he also hasn't forgotten about his mum, Carol Bull, having recently treated her to a birthday surprise - a trip to New York.
"It was my mum's 50th recently and I flew her over to New York," he said.Bull said he has a busy year ahead, with a string of European runway shows already lined up for early 2013.
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