Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander.
Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander. Paramount Pictures

Ben Stiller asks the big questions in Zoolander 2 trailer

THE first teaser trailer for the long-awaited Zoolander sequel explores our place in the universe.

The clip starts with the "chaos and beauty" of the Big Bang and traces the evolution of life to its pinnacle: the human mind.

Summoning his best "blue steel", male model Derek Zoolander (Stiller) flexes his neurons and reveals what has been troubling him for years.

"If God exists, then why did he make ugly people?" he ponders.

The film, which sees Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Christine Taylor reprise their roles alongside newcomer Kristen Wiig, opens in Australia on February 11, 2016.