Debate moderator Bob Schieffer strikes model-like pose at gala

Photo: Tony PowellSPOTTED: CBS “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer, striking a pose in front of the step and repeat like a top model at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Honoring the Promise gala.

The 75-year-old journalist, who served as the breast cancer research fundraiser’s master of ceremonies Friday night at the Kennedy Center, was all smiles as he showed photogs his black tuxedo jacket and tie, paired with a Western-style silver belt buckle.

Cowboy couture is of course nothing new for Schieffer, who regularly performs around Washington with Honky Tonk Confidential, a band that describes itself as a retro alternative country group.

As cameras flashed, the newsman yelled out, “Want to see my belt?”

When ITK asked Schieffer, who’s poised to moderate the final presidential debate later this month, whether he was trying to crack into the modeling biz, he quipped, “You’ve got to be prepared. You never know in television what’s going to happen. You have to have a backup plan.”

Photo: Tony Powell