‘Fat Jewish’ Instagram Star Gets Modeling Contract, TV Show Development, and Book Deal

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Josh Ostrovsky plans to be everywhere someday soon, and he wants his fame to get so out of control that he alienates his loved ones.

Ostrovsky, better known as “The Fat Jew” and @TheFatJewish on Instagram, just inked a deal with One Management agency, which also represents models Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova. In addition to modeling, Ostrovsky will also begin developing two TV projects with Amazon and Comedy Central.

He also has a book deal in the works for his autobiographical Money Pizza Respect and a wine called White Girl Rosé, which he promoted on Nicole Richie’s VH1 show Candidly Nicole.

The rising star, who has about five million followers on Instagram, most recently made headlines for getting naked at the launch party for the wine.

When contacted by the Hollywood Reporter to talk about his new deal, he gave an amusing interview that left readers wondering whether or not he was serious much of the time.

On getting discovered, he quipped, “I was laying on a towel in a parking spot in Soho — I put money in the meter so it was mine to do whatever I wanted with — and was tanning in a used Versace speedo that I bought on eBay, and got spotted.”

Being a heavier gentleman, Ostrovsky said that he was happy that the industry was featuring more plus-size models. But the industry, he said, needed to cater more to those models during runway shows.

“I want to see a nacho machine backstage at someone’s fall show — I’m looking at you, Marc Jacobs!” Ostrovsky joked.

When asked about the challenges of his career, Ostrovsky only had one suggestion: he really wants a more stylish pajama onesie for adults.

“I love a good onesie,” Ostrovsky said, “but the people who design them have no taste whatsoever. I’m going to start a high-end onesie line, so you can luxuriate like a giant adult baby.”

While Ostrovsky’s answer may have been satirical, the entrepreneur could fill a void in the market since 61% of people surveyed said they don’t have enough pajama options to choose from.

Ostrovsky’s dream campaign, meanwhile, would feature him and Suri Cruise (daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) in matching outfits.

When asked if he would take over Hollywood, Ostrovsky outlined his plans for the future as: “I hope to get uncomfortably famous, develop a raging drug problem, then spiral out of control and surround myself with people who only want to use me while simultaneously alienating people who actually love and care about me!”

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