SO WHAT DO SUCCESSFUL MALE MODELS ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE?

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Simon Nessman (image copyright Kult Models).
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What Successful Models Actually Look Like

This article takes a look at six of the world's most commercially successful male models of the last few years. Their looks really are very diverse. 

1. Miles McMillan. Miles was born in 1989. He started modelling at 18 years. In the 2017 he appeared in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Fendi. Miles is a keen painter and paddle boarder, too.

Miles McMillan has appeared in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Fendi.
2. Marlon Teixeira. Marlon was introduced to the owner of Way Model Management by his grandmother. The rest is history. He has walked for Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier and Dior Homme. 

Marlon Teixeira has appeared for D&G, Emporio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier and Dior Homme.
3. Tyson Beckford. Tyson is an American model and actor best known as a Ralph Lauren Polo model. In 1995, he was named “Man of the Year” by VH1 and one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine.

Tyson Beckford is perhaps best known as a Ralph Lauren Polo model.
4. Simon Nessman. Simon was discovered by Kelly Streit of Mode Models in Canada. He has been the face of Giorgio Armani and has also featured for Versace, D&G, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Barneys, and Gap. 

Simon Nessman has featured for Giorgio Armani, Versace, D&G, Givenchy, Calvin Klein and Gap.
5. Matthew Noszka. At 22, American model Matthew was discovered through Instagram. He has worked for Moschino, Philipp Plein and Jeremy Scott. Before modelling, Noszka was a keen basketballer.

Matthew Noszka has worked for Philipp Plein, Moschino and Jeremy Scott.
6. David Gandy. The former face of Dolce & Gabbana, Marks & Spencer and many GQ magazine covers.

David Gandy has worked for D&G, Marks & Spencer and has appeared on the cover of GQ several times.
Your Uniqueness is Your Strength 

These 6 models look very different to each other. And if we create a story like this in a year (we will) we'd predict that diversity will be even more pronounced. 

Models will increasingly represent actual customers. Either accurate blueprints or aspirational avatars. But either way, the gap between what traditional models look like and what actual consumers look like - will close. 



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