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.

 

Emma, our cre­ative direc­tor, gives a few last min­ute instruc­tions before the shoot.
Pato worked con­stant­ly between shots. Busy boy!
Don’t even ask what they were laugh­ing about!

 

Bay Dream

What a day! 18,000 hot and steamy fes­ti­val goers LOVED Bay Dreams

We were impressed that Pato always makes time to warm­ly greet artists, staff, friends, guests and fam­i­ly.
Wild crowd at Bay Dreams.
Team UNO. at work.

One Love

This two day fes­ti­val at Tau­ran­ga Domain had the best weath­er, EVER!!!


Alex Spo­dyneiko gets the drone ready for some big ari­al shots.

Pato chats to his PA, Jade Ben­nett, back­stage at One Love.

Pato on stage with his super­star team, Ranui, Jade and Moe.

Our pho­tog­ra­phers Alex and Kseni­ia Spo­dyneiko also made this video for their huge Rus­sian audi­ence.

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