Trump nominates Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand

President Donald Trump announced Thursday his plans to nominate former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand.

That appointment never materialized.

In his 20s, Mr Brown pursued a successful modelling career posing in catalogues for Macy's and JC Penney, among others.

He then went on to serve in the MA legislature for over a decade before winning the special election for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Scott Brown to serve as the country's next ambassador to New Zealand, a major non-NATO ally of the United States. The Globe's Roy Greene, for his part, thinks Scott Brown and New Zealand, due to their good looks and reputations for ruggedness, would be a great mix.

Brown's position requires Senate confirmation.

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Brown is a former National Guard officer. New Zealand for decades has collaborated with the U.S. as part of the so-called Five Eyes alliance, which also includes Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Two years later, Elizabeth Warren defeated him and has held the seat since then.

New Zealand newspapers discovered some of Brown's colorful past after his name was first floated for the diplomatic posting in February.

Brown, who ran unsuccessfully for a Senate seat in New Hampshire in 2014, was an early, if not surprising, supporter of Trump's.

Trump aides did not immediately respond to requests for additional information.