HE'S amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and worked for some of the biggest brands in the world.

But superstar model Addis Miller is still happy to be living with his mum in Blackbird Leys.

The 22-year-old has announced he wants to help give something back to the community where he grew up - and could even open a gym to help disadvantaged youngsters at a later date.

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He says it was getting into fitness that helped keep him out of trouble and stopped him following the path of some of his childhood friends, some of whom are now in prison.

Speaking to this paper, he said: "I've lived in Blackbird Leys all my life and still live there now.

"I grew up with my mum and brothers and we didn't have much.

"I know if I hadn't been in the gym, then I would have been on the streets doing silly things.

"At a young age it is hard to know what you want to do with life and easy to just fall into doing stupid stuff.

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"Now I've got a platform, I want to use that to give back and help others."

A former student at Oxford Academy and Wheatley Park school, Mr Miller has worked for brands including Nike, ASOS, Calvin Klein and Adidas.

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His two-year career has so far taken him to New York and Los Angeles, as well as all across Europe, and he now boasts 260,000 followers on Instagram.

But he says he fell into modelling 'by chance' when he was stopped in the street by his now-agent and told he should give it a go.

The star still trains locally, at Feel Fit in Cowley, and was given his first start into the world of fitness thanks to youth group Leys CDI who helped him become a member at the Leys Leisure Centre.

Reflecting today, Mr Miller added: "I didn't have much idea of what I wanted to do. I came out of school with the bare minimum and didn't have many options open to me.

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"The CDI really helped me get going and I'd love to do something like that for others.

"I'm looking to run the London Marathon next year and hope to raise some money to see what I can do for the young people growing up around here.

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"I have a big following and I'd call on them to help me out."

Mr Miller said that his constant travelling schedule and work commitments mean he's often only at home at weekends, meaning his current living arrangements aren't a problem.

He does intend to move out eventually, and maybe even leave Oxford for Manchester, but being self-employed means he has to prove more than two years of tax receipts beforehand.

Asked about what advice he would now give to others, he said: "You don't need to know exactly what you are doing all the time.

"As long as you are doing the right things, it will fall into place eventually."