Young Leonardo DiCaprio Lookalike Lands Modeling Contract Thanks to Instagram

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It appears Leonardo DiCaprio has a younger, Australian twin.

Teen model Charles Levi, who bears a striking resemblance to the actor, landed a modeling contract after a photographer caught wind of his pictures on Instagram, according to the Daily Mail.

Charles was first approached by local photographer Michelle Lobb, who asked him to participate in a shoot after seeing his selfies on Instagram. After that, Charles contacted Sydney photographer Richard Sawyer through social media and asked if he would photograph him.

"Young Leo is that you?" Richard wrote on one of his pictures. And he wasn't the only one who noticed. Chadwick Modeling Agency's Jaime McHugh soon spotted his Instagram page as well, and wrote in the comments on one of his pics, "Hey Charles, you've got a great look, send me an email at...if you're interested in modeling!'"

After Charles contacted him, Jamie signed the 17-year-old on the spot. He has since gone on to take part in four photo shoots and star in a fashion shoot for international men's fashion magazine F**king Young.

"I would never have thought my mechanism of social networking with friends would become the tool that got me signed to my agency," Charles reportedly told the Daily Mail Australia. "But I guess things are changing as technology evolves. In contrast to other big models like Kate Moss who got found at an airport, you can really put yourself out there with social media nowadays."

Charles' main goal is to finish high school and attend college, but he may take a year off to pursue modeling and "see where it goes."

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