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Top Icons Men
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When you’re in need of a male model who can deliver the goods every time look no further than to the industry’s iconic men. These guys have continuously shown their skills on the runways and in the pages of the finest menswear publications. They can be counted on to bring style, recognizability and professionalism to any set and that’s why industry insiders from designers to casting directors & editors keep bringing them back for more.

QUALIFICATIONS

- At least 5 years of top level print work (campaigns and covers)
- At least several seasons of runway work with the best brands
- Consistent editorial support from the top photographers

Alexandre Cunha
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Alexandre Cunha - Ph: Sabine Villiard for A|X Summer 2018
Ph: Sabine Villiard for A|X Summer 2018
New York:
DNA Models


Hamburg:
Kult Hamburg


The never ending Brazilian model invasion continues with Alex Cunha. The gorgeous Cunha shows how patience is a virtue for all male models everywhere.
Andres Velencoso Segura
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Andres Velencoso Segura - Ph: Pablo Arroyo for GQ Style Mexico F/W 18
Ph: Pablo Arroyo for GQ Style Mexico F/W 18
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


Hamburg:
Kult Hamburg


A longtime favorite of many industry insiders, Andres and his unique blend of sensuality and masculinity finally took off with such starmakers as Mert and Marcus in the hugely exposed J-LO Louis Vuitton campaign and that Chanel Allure fragrance campaign. The subject of Vogue Paris' first male profile with Inez and Vinoodh, Andres just might be the first male supermodel of the Zeros.
Armando Cabral
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Armando Cabral - Photo: Karim Sadli for Uniqlo F/W 18
Photo: Karim Sadli for Uniqlo F/W 18
London:
The Squad


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


The epitome of runway and editorial elegance, Armando has glided for the runways of Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Michael Kors. As the designer of a very successful shoe wear line, Armando knows that longevity in the game is doing creative work that keeps life interesting.
Arnaud Lemaire
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Arnaud Lemaire - Ph: Dominique Isserman for Giorgio Armani Fall 2019
Ph: Dominique Isserman for Giorgio Armani Fall 2019
Gothenburg:
Modellink


Hamburg:
Kult Hamburg


This multi talented Belgium mainstay made waves by walking alongside his fellow top men's faces at Dior Homme's F/W 18 show. Don't call it a comeback though because he's been a constant favorite of Armani, Vivienne Westwood and multiple other top designers through the decades. The piercing blue eyes & contagious smile clearly has the industry still enchanted. Twenty plus years and still booking the big campaigns is impressive indeed.
Daisuke Ueda
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Daisuke Ueda - Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Giorgio Armani F/W 19
Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Giorgio Armani F/W 19
New York:
IMG


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Kult Hamburg


From his Vogue Hommes Japan cover to his Dior Homme campaign, there's not much Daisuke hasn't done. From mass market appeal (Uniqlo) to the runways of the most storied brands that still request him, Daisuke remains one of the most memorable of recent male icons.
David Agbodji
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David Agbodji - Ph: Thomas Lohr for Perry Ellis 2015
Ph: Thomas Lohr for Perry Ellis 2015
New York:
Next New York


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


David Agbodji's near perfect flawlessness in face, figure and personality is unmistakable to anyone meeting the young charismatic Frenchman in person. When Calvin Klein anointed him as the face of TWO of their campaigns early on in his career, the seal of approval was official. Sleek perfection indeed!
Evandro Soldati
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Evandro Soldati - Photo: Doug Inglish for GQ Brasil March 2014
Photo: Doug Inglish for GQ Brasil March 2014
New York:
Ford Models


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


Stockholm:
MIKAs


This Brazilian force of nature has consistently worked with the best photographers and clients in the business since appearing on the scene in 2004. His cool appearances in Lady Gaga's video, Dolce & Gabbana campaigns shows you can never keep a great Brazilian model down. Viva Brazil!
Fernando Cabral
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Fernando Cabral - Ph: Dario Catellani for Etro F/W 20
Ph: Dario Catellani for Etro F/W 20
Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Great genes obviously run in the Cabral family. Following in the footsteps of his brother Armando, the younger Fernando has walked for and worked with some of the biggest brands in fashion including Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Missoni, Rick Owens and Pringle, just to name a few. Just this past year Bottega Veneta, H&M and Jacquemus booked the handsome Portugese model; with Etro booking him for their fall campaign. His universal and long time appeal make him a definite male model icon.
Francisco Lachowski
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Francisco Lachowski - Ph: Branislav Simoncik for GQ Portugal
Ph: Branislav Simoncik for GQ Portugal
Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
PMA


One of the most popular Brazilians ever is always a sure bet with his legions of followers. His easy going appeal and dynamic personality also make him a hit with the commercial clients. It's easy to see with the big L'Oreal commercials why Francisco is a natural on video as much as stills.
Gabriel Aubry
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Gabriel Aubry - Photo: Steven Klein for Balmain S/S 17
Photo: Steven Klein for Balmain S/S 17
New York:
IMG


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Gabriel Aubrey is one of those rare model icons that looms as a bonafide celebrity even as his legacy of fashion bookings marks him as one of the last of that era of male models worthy of the prefix "super". As a long running fixture of many top brands, Mr. Aubrey still clocks in for duty to this very day. Model watchers will always remember that incredible run that spanned clients such as Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, DKNY, Versace and Tommy Hilfiger.
Jeremy Dufour
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Jeremy Dufour - Photo: Kit Bencharongkul for Numero Homme Thailand F/W 13
Photo: Kit Bencharongkul for Numero Homme Thailand F/W 13
New York:
IMG


A decade in the industry working with many of the most blue chip brands proves that Jeremy Dufour is one of those iconic models!
John Pearson
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John Pearson - Ph: Nathaniel Goldberg for V Man Fall 2013
Ph: Nathaniel Goldberg for V Man Fall 2013
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Barcelona:
View Management


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


John Pearson, one of the original male supermodels of the 90s, still is in much demand.
Marlon Teixeira
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Marlon Teixeira - Ph: Jeff Segenreich for Victor Magazine 2018
Ph: Jeff Segenreich for Victor Magazine 2018
Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


Former MOTW Marlon's bronzed Brazilian beach vibe somehow totally worked with the avant garde Dior Homme brand, his breakout campaign. A study in contrasts? It's fashion at its best! Marlon's sensuality appeals across the board to all the top clients. Mr Teixeira will always be in the ranks of modeling's most wanted.
Mathias Lauridsen
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Mathias Lauridsen - Ph: Christian Macdonald for Zara F/W 18
Ph: Christian Macdonald for Zara F/W 18
New York:
IMG


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Kult Hamburg


One of the most consistent male models in the last 5 years, Mathias has flourished as male modeling's all purpose man, mastering the art of runway, editorials AND campaigns. Logging multiple campaigns for many seasons (Dior, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Hermes, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Givenchy, Missoni) as well as 2 fragrances (Paul Smith and Gucci) this man is the very definition of "fixture" in the male modeling business.
Patrick Petitjean
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Patrick Petitjean - Photo: Nico for Adolfo Dominguez S/S 14
Photo: Nico for Adolfo Dominguez S/S 14
New York:
IMG


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


When the NY Times declared that beards were in 2009, no one needed to tell Patrick, who had ridden the whiskered wave to the max. This Frenchman is an undeniable mainstay in the business.
Paul Boche
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Paul Boche - Ph: Thomas Lohr for Theory Spring 2019
Ph: Thomas Lohr for Theory Spring 2019
New York:
Fusion Models


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


A recent hair cut has helped the edgy German transition from long-haired youth to strong-faced adult, and the clients have noticed. He caps off a run of major editorials with this spring's neon-blasted Kenzo campaign opposite Devon Aoki. His soulful eyes and grace on the runway keep him a popular figure on the catwalks as well.
Philip Huang
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Philip Huang - Ph: Idris & Tony for models.com
Ph: Idris & Tony for models.com
New York:
IMG


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


One of the first Asian male supermodels, Philip has been a mainstay in the industry for almost a decade. Still working with top clients like Dolce Gabbana and Vogue Japan, this Taiwanese American star is in it for the long haul.
RJ Rogenski
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RJ Rogenski - Photo: Lachlan Bailey for Polo Ralph Lauren F/W 17
Photo: Lachlan Bailey for Polo Ralph Lauren F/W 17
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
PMA


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


From fresh faced newcomer on models.com's Model of the Week, to industry staple, you can rely on RJ to always deliver the goods. He was one of the first in the past half decade to sport the bearded look, all the current rage. The biggest men's brands, from hi fashion to mass market and every major photographer from Avedon, to Meisel, Klein, Testino, Fabien Baron and Nick Knight has been captivated by this All American charmer. With continuous campaigns and covers, this is one of male modeling's stars!
Roch Barbot
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Roch Barbot - Ph: for Fay F/W 14
Ph: for Fay F/W 14
New York:
DNA Models


Los Angeles:
STATE Management


Almost a decade after his Prada campaign, Roch Barbot has never looked better with a smashing couple of years filled with campaigns with some of the top men's brands.The intense intelligent beauty of Mr Barbot has only gotten better with time.
Ryan Burns
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Ryan Burns - Photo: Matthew Brookes for Ermenegildo Zegna Fragrance 2014
Photo: Matthew Brookes for Ermenegildo Zegna Fragrance 2014
New York:
Ford Models


Hamburg:
Kult Hamburg


From the parched deserts of early work like Gucci and CK, this supercool SoCal dude (Newport Beach) has burnt himself into consumer consciousness. With campaigns throughout the years and fragrance campaigns for Zegna, Ryan is iconic!
Sebastien Andrieu
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Sebastien Andrieu -
New York:
Next New York


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


The French model and actor, one of the tops of the 90's, still is in much demand for his truly memorable face and presence.
Shaun De Wet
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Shaun De Wet - Ph: David Sims for Coach S/S 13
Ph: David Sims for Coach S/S 13
New York:
Ford Models


Shaun de Wet first debuted as our MOTW in June 6, 2001 and has gone from the fresh new face on the block to an industry staple even after taking several years off. Some models are just inevitable.
Ton Heukels
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Ton Heukels - Ph: Dean Isidro for Glass Magazine Men Spring 2019
Ph: Dean Isidro for Glass Magazine Men Spring 2019
Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Kult Hamburg


Los Angeles:
Two Management


This smoldering Dutchman, with his signature tousled hair and baby blues, has enthralled the clients through the years since his debut in 2011. With consistent support by top brands like Giorgio Armani and Etro, it's guaranteed you'll continue to see him as a mainstay of the industry.
Vincent LaCrocq
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Vincent LaCrocq - Ph: for Massimo Dutti April 2018
Ph: for Massimo Dutti April 2018
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


Vincent's undeniably Gallic good looks has made him a favorite face among the fashion elite. From brands such as Louis Vuitton to Bally to Alexander Wang, Vincent's work spans the spectrum. With his continual presence in the best editorials and on the runways, this Parisian proves his panache year after year.
Will Chalker
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Will Chalker - Ph: Blair Getz Mezibov for Belstaff F/W 18
Ph: Blair Getz Mezibov for Belstaff F/W 18
New York:
IMG


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


With his quintessentially handsome features and boyish charm, Will Chalker has become the face of the modern gentleman. His tousled hair and smiling face can be seen in ads for Banana Republic, Zegna, Clarins and any other brand looking to attract men who like their fashion with a touch of urbane sophistication and it's this timeless appeal that keeps clients coming back for more.
Yuri Pleskun
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Yuri Pleskun - Ph: Thomas Lohr for Vogue Germany October 2018
Ph: Thomas Lohr for Vogue Germany October 2018
New York:
Next New York


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


No one looks like this young Russian American model and his steady presence in the top magazines and campaigns reflect the industry's fascination with this unique beauty. Marc Jacobs anointed this singular face with a solo turn in his always memorable Marc by Marc campaigns for F/W 09. His continuing work for brands such as Rag & Bone, Topman, Diesel and CK proves his ultimate coolness factor.
Zhao Lei
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Zhao Lei - Ph: Kurt Marcus for Giorgio Armani S/S 19
Ph: Kurt Marcus for Giorgio Armani S/S 19
New York:
Ford Models


Barcelona:
View Management


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Zhao Lei's been a constant presence on the scene ever since his Prada S/S 10 campaign. He has the distinction of being the first Chinese model on the models.com's Top 50, and is recognized in China as such. His elegance and inability to take a bad picture has opened the doors to many of the newer Asian male models on the scene today. More and more he's in demand on the red carpet, proving Zhao Lei's appeal beyond the lens
Alessio Pozzi
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Alessio Pozzi - Ph: Filip Koludrovic for L'Officiel Hommes Italia F/W 20
Ph: Filip Koludrovic for L'Officiel Hommes Italia F/W 20
New York:
Next New York


Hamburg:
Kult Hamburg


This young smoldering Italian rocketed onto the scene in 2014 walking for Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy. His continued work with top brands and the best photographers through the past 7 years cements his presence in the business. He appeals to the broad spectrum of clients definitely makes him a modern day icon.
Luca Lemaire
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Luca Lemaire - Ph: Leonardo Veloce for The Greatest Magazine S/S 20
Ph: Leonardo Veloce for The Greatest Magazine S/S 20
New York:
IDENTITY


Sometimes in modeling, it’s less about the quantity than it is about the quality, and it’s hard to beat the track record of this Belgian, who now worked 8 years in a row with Raf Simons. His pristine campaigns through the years combined with select editorials make him a rarity in the men's arena.
Tim Schuhmacher
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Tim Schuhmacher - Ph: Craig McDean for Prada Black Fragrance 2019
Ph: Craig McDean for Prada Black Fragrance 2019
New York:
VNY Models


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


With his classic features, it’s no surprise this German has graduated from a high-fashion favorite of brands like Prada, Valentino, and Dior to a campaign staple for everyone from Boss and Bottega Veneta to Zara and Mango. After over half a decade at the top of an industry that favors the new, he continues to be a top pick for everyone from Willy Vanderperre and Craig McDean to Josh Olins and David Sims, which bodes well for what will surely be many years to come.