DANDY DOMINATION. Male models are no longer mere props to female models and have carved a niche for themselves on and off the runways.
DA MAN lists five top male models you should know
Jarrod Scott made his modeling debut back in 2012, and he hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down so far. In such a short time, the strapping international model has become the face of several luxury brands, including Jean Paul Gaultier Parfums, Jimmy Choo and Givenchy. Scott was also recently shot for the cover of DA MAN Style F/W ’14/’15 and the Tom Ford Lips & Boys 2014’s campaign.
With 540,000 Instagram followers (at @chico_lachowski)—the highest number of followers for a male model—Francisco Lachowski has proven to be an Internet sensation. He got his head start by winning the Ford Men’s Supermodel of the World contest in Sao Paulo back in 2008. His current resume lists down Armani Exchange, DKNY, GAP and Etro among many other brands that the young Brazilian daddy has worked for.
Garrett Neff is one of the top-earning male models according to models.com. Boasting an enviable perfect posture, he shot to fame as an underwear model and fragrance face for Calvin Klein. The cover model for DA MAN August/September 2013 has also graced the ad campaigns of major brands like Salvatore Ferragamo Fragrance, Hugo Boss and Ermenegildo Zegna. Recently, Neff fronts the ad campaign of the tuxedo collection of Black by Vera Wang Fall 2014.
Once displayed on a 50-foot billboard in Times Square for his Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue fragrance ad and photographed by the renowned photographer Mario Testino, David Gandy is like no other model. Since winning televised model-search competition ITV’s “This Morning” in 2001, David Gandy has been dominating the modeling scene with his muscular build. Known for his works for Dolce & Gabbana, Massimo Dutti and Banana Republic, Gandy has just collaborated with Marks & Spencer to design his own underwear and sleepwear line called “David Gandy for Autograph.”
Sean O’Pry is the world’s highest earning model and the most successful male model in the world by models.com in two years straight, 2013 and 2014. The model of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video was once photographed for DA MAN June/July 2012 issue’s cover. This frontrunner’s well-polished modeling skills have been widely recognized as he has posed for so many premium brands, including Versace, Givenchy, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton and Hermès.
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