But have you heard of male supermodels such as David Gandy, Pietro Boselli and Hu Bing? Hu who? Trust us, before you’re done with this article, they’d be all you can think and talk about.
Scroll down as we round up seven male models you should definitely know. PS: They’re all hot, obvs.
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You might not know his name but you would have definitely seen David Gandy’s chiselled body glistening off the clear waters of Capri, Italy for Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue fragrance, a product he has been fronting since 2006. With his gruff looks, muscled body and piercing blue eyes, the 39-year-old Essex model has slowly and steadily built himself to be one of the biggest male models in the industry since his debut in 2001.
Not only has his style been celebrated with multiple accolades from British GQ, David has also written for British Vogue and Telegraph Men and has created his own line of clothing for Marks & Spencer. Hot, stylish and talented? We can’t. In January this year, David welcomed a baby girl Matilda with girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros.
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With a pair of smouldering eyes framed by wild, bushy eyebrows and a chiselled jaw so sharp it could cut through clothing, it comes as no surprise that Jon was named one of The World’s 10 Most Successful Male Models by Forbes in 2009 and Model of the Year by GQ Men in 2017.
Since walking for Just Cavalli in 2004, the Spaniard has quickly risen through the fashion ranks and counts designers Tom Ford, the late Karl Lagerfeld, Olivier Rousteing and singer Madonna as people who’ve supported his rise to the top.
Besides fronting campaigns from brands such as Bvlgari and Tom Ford, the 33-year-old has also dabbled into acting (A Single Man, Quantico) and is an avid supporter of environmental conservation.
The fashion world took notice when a familiar face kept strutting down the runways during the F/W’18 showcase last year. That face belonged to Kohei Takabatake, a 21-year old whose career only began two years ago. He made a record then for being the male model who walked the most runway shows of the season — 25 to be exact, including brands such as Prada, Balmain and Louis Vuitton.
He has also fronted campaigns for Calvin Klein, Coach and Dior Homme, just to name a few. Sporting his signature shaved head that accentuates his already defined cheekbones, it’s no wonder that the Japanese has quickly become fashion’s darling.
Despite modelling since the age of six, Pietro Boselli’s career truly propelled after a Facebook post of him went viral. In it, a student recorded the chiselled Italian as he was teaching a math class at University College London.
Oh did we not mention? Pietro has a doctorate in mechanical engineering. The “world’s hottest math teacher” has since modelled for brands such as Armani and Moschino and has launched his own fashion sportswear label, Petra Design. Another good news — the herculean model seems to be single according to his Instagram feed.
With his smouldering gaze and boyish good looks, it’s hard to tell that Hu Bing is approaching 50 (he’s 48). The Chinese model was a former competitive rowing athlete but had to retire due to a back injury — a blessing in disguise as it prompted him to transition to a model and has since graced runways for Valentino and Louis Vuitton, just to name a few. In fact, he is reportedly the first Chinese male model to walk on international fashion runways.
Besides the fashion world, Hu Bing also branched out into acting and has grown to be one of the most highly-acclaimed Chinese actor with hits such as Love Talks (1999), Pink Girls (2001) and The Back (2010).
You might recognise him in Sex and the City 2, where Noah Mills played one of Samantha Jones’ love/sex interest. But that’s far from being the Canadian model’s only credential. Noah has been ranked by Vogue as one of the “Top 10 Male Models of All Time” in 2014. Since his debut in 2003, Noah has worked with international brands such as Gucci, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Lacoste.
You can catch his smouldering looks on the small screen since he has expanded into acting after a brief appearance in 2 Broke Girls and now stars in an American drama series The Enemy Within where he plays an FBI agent. Sizzling.
Talent scouted at the age of 10, Lucky Blue Smith (yeap, that’s his real name in case you wondered) had an early start to his modelling career with his debut at the age of 12.
With over three million followers on Instagram, the 21-year-old, with his striking blue eyes and chiselled jawline, has modelled and walked for brands including Fendi, Chanel and Versace, while gracing covers of Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore, GQ Australia and L’Officiel Brasil. Lucky also has an adorable 1.5-year-old daughter named Gravity Blue Smith with former partner and fellow model Stormi Bree Henley.