That's something to smile about! Robert Pattinson lands $12m pay cheque from Dior as he follows in Kristen Stewart's footsteps as model for a fragrance line
08:12 GMT, 31 October 2012
Ever since the Twilight series made him the world's hottest vampire, Robert Pattinson has been stealing the hearts of teens and grown women alike.
But as the curtains close on that era of his career, the actor formerly known as R-Patz is casting out in a different direction: as a model.
Pattinson has reportedly signed a $12m (7.5m) fragrance deal with Dior to become the new face of the French
fashion house's fragrance line.
R-Patz saga continues: Pattinson is reported to be the $12m new face of Dior's men's fragrance line
The Twilight Saga actor is set to star in Dior's advertising campaign in the coming months, which will likely mean a glossy print campaign combined with some film footage.
According to E! News the deal is for three years with a source close to the actor saying: 'Rob likes the brand.'
Similar paths: Just like girlfriend and Breaking Dawn co-star Kristen Stewart, with whom he recently reunited, Pattinson is to follow up his Twilight career with a stint as a fragrance spokesmodel
If the deal goes ahead, Robert will be following in the footsteps of his on and off screen lover Kristen Stewart, who is the face of Balenciaga fragrances, and with whom he is said to have recently reunited after her infidelity with Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders caused the two to split.
Robert Pattinson's career as a Dior fragrance model sees him following Jude Law, Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman as faces of the fashion house.
Role model: Jude Law is one of the former faces of the French fashion house's male fragrance line