Behind the scenes on the cover story: see more images behind the scenes at the cover shoot and videos of the Bay Dreams and One Love festivals.
WORDS JENNY RUDD PHOTOS CAROLYN HASLETT / ROBBIE HUNTER / TRACIE HEASMAN / ALEX SPODYNEIKO
Making the man
Who knew Pato was a natural model! Turns out turning him into a cover star was easy.
We had fun styling Pato for this shoot. He made it easy by bringing some sharp tees and a killer smile.
PARTRIDGE JEWELLERS We managed to prise Pato’s brand new Rolex Day-Date from his wrist, but only when he saw the Rolex Yacht-Master II, and others generously lent to us by Glenn Peachey and his helpful team at Partridge.
FRENCH-83 New Zealand label French-83 were the perfect match for Pato. Their jackets are cut exceptionally well, with a neat balance between work and play.
PLAYER SHOES No stranger to a trainer, (he has over 20 pairs at home), Fonzi from Player’s knows Pato well, and picked a few pairs he knew Pato would like for the shoot.
What a day! 18,000 hot and steamy festival goers LOVED Bay Dreams
This two day festival at Tauranga Domain had the best weather, EVER!!!
Pato chats to his PA, Jade Bennett, backstage at One Love.
Our photographers Alex and Kseniia Spodyneiko also made this video for their huge Russian audience.