President Trump on Thursday said he plans to nominate former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand.

"If confirmed, Scott Brown of Massachusetts will serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to New Zealand," the White House said in a release.

"Mr. Brown is a lawyer and former United States Senator. Mr. Brown served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard before receiving his law degree from Boston College Law School," the White House said. "He then went on to serve in the Massachusetts legislature for over a decade before winning the special election for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Since serving in the Senate, Mr. Brown has been a political contributor for Fox News."

Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in 2010 to fill the seat held by Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy. Brown lost re-election in 2012 to now-Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

In 2014, Brown moved to New Hampshire to run for the Senate, but lost to incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Brown endorsed Trump for president before New Hampshire's primary in 2016. His name has been floated for several administration posts, including, at one time, secretary of Veterans Affairs.

A local New Zealand paper emphasized Brown's past modeling career in its headline.