The most well-known male models of all time are showcased here today. These top male models, who come from all over the world, observed that women controlled the profession but still opted to pursue it. They received lucrative contracts from prestigious fashion brands like Armani and Dolce & Gabbana as compensation for their efforts. As a result, you can see their appealing faces and trim bodies in publications, on the catwalk, in advertisements, motion pictures, and television shows, as well as on Instagram, where they have amassed hundreds of thousands of followers.
In the meantime, a handful of elite male supermodels continue to expand their own portfolios, building their own identities while pursuing other side jobs. Some have gone on to succeed as independent fashion designers, while others have made it big in Hollywood. Even the best male models, who often don’t earn as much as their female colleagues, play by the same rules. Who are the greatest male models of all time, though? Let’s investigate.
1. David Gandy
David Gandy is at the top of almost every list of well-known or significant male models, and with good reason. After winning a television competition in 2001, he gained instant fame, and by 2006, he was the face of D&G’s Light Blue fragrance. At a period when being skinny was unquestionably in, the British model reinvented masculinity with his sharp features, smart manner, and powerful body. Gandy now does much more than just strike a skillful stance. As a result, you may find him publishing lifestyle pieces, giving to charity, releasing applications, and even creating his own incredibly popular clothing line for Marks & Spencer. Gandy’s distinct brand of British charm and humour is always aboard for the voyage, as if he would want it any other way. Cheerio!
2. Armando Cabral
The model is currently based in New York after being born in Guinea-Bissau and growing up in Portugal. Cabral began modelling in 2001 and joined IMG in 2006. He has headlined advertisements for brands including Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, and Thierry Mugler. He has also walked in shows for those brands. Outside of the modelling industry, Cabral established his own line of shoes, stating to Forbes, “I used to constantly say, “If I ever get the opportunity, I would like to start my own brand,” when I was working as a full-time model. In 2008, I began creating the idea for my shoe company.” You may purchase his clothing collection.
3. Marcus Schenkenberg
The first time anyone saw the Swedish Schenkenberg was while he was skating on Venice Beach. That fateful encounter resulted in the now-iconic, largely nude Calvin Klein ad campaign from the early 1990s (shot by Bruce Weber), which served as the catalyst for the start of his lengthy and prominent career, which included appearances for Versace and trysts with Pamela Anderson and Jessica Simpson.
4. Jon Kortajarena
Considered to be an all-around menswear classic and the “style king.” Jon divides his time between fronting advertisements for both high-end and mainstream firms. He should be on your Instagram radar since he’s been in some of the most fashionable photo sessions you’ll ever see.
He frequently claims that if he hadn’t gone into modelling, he would have been a photographer. That gives you an idea of his enthusiasm for high fashion.
5. Luka Sabbat
One of the most striking male models of this age is Luka Sabbat, a member of the new breed of models who are openly active on social media. He has already established a remarkable portfolio at the age of just 19, working with brands like D&G and Hugo Boss. He has also assisted in showcasing multiple Kanye West YEEZY collection seasons. His social media savvy and modelling prowess combine to form the ideal storm that gives rise to one of today’s most important characters in fashion.
6. Hasnain Lehri
Hasnain Lehri, a Balochistani woman in her twenties, entered the modelling industry in 2014. The face was quickly identified by the top fashion designers as the modelling king due to his impenetrable exquisiteness and endowed characteristics. As a result, Hasnain secured his future within a year and is currently included among Pakistan’s best male models.
Hasnain Lehri is the only male model in Pakistan who has won four straight Lux Style Awards for “Best Male Model” in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Hasnain was placed among the “Top 100 Hottest Asian Males” in a 2017 Eastern Eye survey, making him one of Pakistan’s most attractive faces.
With so many achievements under her belt, Hasnain now gets to collaborate with some of Pakistan’s most well-known fashion designers, including Nomi Ansari, HSY, Sapphire, and Faraz Mannan. Recently, Hasnain was seen posing for an upcoming collection alongside the glamour queen Minal Khan.
7. Hu Bing
Bing began his modelling career in the 1990s, taking home the title of “Top Chinese Male Model” in 1991. Later, he made history by being the first Chinese male model to walk a global fashion catwalk. Prior to making the switch to acting, he worked with fashion firms including Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino. He appeared in the Love Talks television series. Hu Bing formerly competed for the China National Rowing Team.
8. Lucky Blue Smith
Despite having the moniker Lucky Blue Smith, this top male model put a lot of effort into being successful. After all, gaining more than 3 million Instagram followers is not simple. Smith started modelling for Saint Laurent at the early age of 12 and was blessed with mesmerizing blue eyes and flawless golden hair. Soon after, he began collaborating with well-known designers including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Tom Ford. With the aforementioned three million plus followers, he is currently one of the most famous Instagram models in the world. You’ve discovered the real deal—a modern-day celebrity who also happens to be one of the world’s most attractive male models.
9. Noah Mills
When Mills walked for Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, his career took off. Since then, he has appeared in advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, and Bottega Veneta. Despite waiting ten years, he still has a job!
10. Shaun Ross
Shaun struggled through a difficult upbringing and eventually discovered his calling in the fashion world. Ross, who was the first ever albino model, has worked on photo editorials for GQ, I-D, Vogue, and Paper. As a model, he has worked with Givenchy and Alexander McQueen. The runways have become more varied in recent years if you’ve been paying attention, and this tenacious young model has been in the forefront of it all.