All-Time Top Famous Male Models
Let’s take a look at the all-time most famous male models. Top male models from around the world set out to enter an industry dominated by women. They received contracts from big fashion houses like Armani and Dolce & Gabbana in return for their efforts. Their attractive faces and chiseled bodies can be seen in magazines, on runways, in movies, commercials, and TV shows, and even over on Instagram, where they get hundreds of thousands of followers.
In the meantime, the top male models are stepping up their portfolios, developing their own brands while exploring a range of peripheral careers. While others went on to make it big in Hollywood, some became fashion designers themselves. Even the best male models don’t make as much as their female counterparts, which is part of the game. But whom are the most prominent male models? Here’s a look.
1. David Gandy
David Gandy appears on nearly every list of well-known or influential male models, and for good reason. After winning a televised contest in 2001, he became an overnight sensation, and by 2006, he was the face of D&G’s Light Blue fragrance. At a time when thin was definitely in, the British model redefined masculinity with his sharp appearance, dapper style, and muscular figure. Today, Gandy does more than just strike a pose. He writes lifestyle articles, supports charities, launches apps, and even designs his own line of menswear for Marks & Spencer. As if he would not have it any other way, Gandy’s signature style of British charm and wit is always along for the ride.
Beginning of career: 2001
Famous for: Dolce and Gabbana, Lucky Jeans
Height: 1.91 meters
2. Lucky Blue Smith
Lucky Blue Smith might have a funny name, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t worked hard to succeed. As a matter of fact, gaining over 3 million Instagram followers isn’t easy. Smith, who boasts the most dazzling blue eyes and most breathtaking blonde hair, made her Saint Laurent debut at the tender age of 12. He began working with brands such as Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein soon after. Currently, he is one of the top Instagram influencers in the world, with 3 million-plus followers to prove it. The most beautiful male model on the planet (and a virtual modern-day superstar) is right here.
Beginning of career: 2009
Famous for: Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, and Tommy Hilfiger
Height: 1.83 meters
3. David Beckham
David Beckham is definitely not a newcomer to modeling, despite being a frontrunner in the field. People Magazine named him the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2004, and he has signed on to a number of major fashion brands, including H&M, Addidas, Emporio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. Is it too far to say that his career as a fashion icon and spokesperson has eclipsed his former run as an English footballer? Whatever your opinion, you cannot deny that Beckham has duly capitalized on his remarkably good looks. Consequently, he regularly ranks among the highest-paid retired athletes in the world.
Famous for: Soccer star
Height: 1.83 meters
4. Channing Tatum
Alabama-born actor Channing Tatum was an Alabama roofer, a stripper, a dancer in music videos, a model, and one of Tear Sheet magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful Faces” before becoming one of the world’s biggest movie stars. After taking off in 2006 with “Step Up,” starring together with Jennifer Dewan (now ex-wife), Tatum decided to revisit his stripper days with the movie “Magic Mike,” which was released in 2012 and solidified his A-list status. His name has become a household one ever since. Whatever type of male model he is or how he became famous is for you to decide, but either way, he is super famous.
Beginning of career: 2000
Famous for: Played a leading role in Magic Mike (2012)
Height: 1.82 meters
5. Sean O’Pry
Sean O’Pry is a handsome face familiar to anyone following fashion even casually. He has indeed enjoyed the type of career that virtually all other male models strive for. As a result of his success, O’Pry has consistently been ranked as one of the top-paid male models in the world, if not the top-paid one. His social media presence is somewhat elusive, which only works to his advantage. In spite of this, he has more than 600k Instagram followers. In addition to countless runway appearances and magazine and commercial roles, O’Pry has also appeared in Madonna and Taylor Swift’s music videos.
Beginning of career: 2006
Famous for: Since 2013, he has been known as ‘The Most Successful Male Model’; appeared in Taylor Swift’s music video “Blank Space.”.
Height: 1.83 meters
6. Billy Huxley
Billy Huxley isn’t creditable for inventing the hipster beard trend, but he certainly popularized it. Because of his incredible tattoo work, he is an unconventional figure in male modeling, where smooth faces and unmarked bodies tend to dominate. As a result, the British male model landed major gigs with ASOS, Adidas, and Vagabond. Huxley continues to redefine fashion for the modern era, even as the movements he inspired are no longer culturally relevant. Just ask his 360k Instagram subscribers.
Beginning of career: 2012
Famous for: a tattooed model who has appeared in campaigns for ASOS, Adidas, and Vagabond
Height: 1.9 meters
7. Zach Miko
Zach Miko, who stands six and a half feet tall and has a 40′′ waist, defies preconceived notions of what the hottest male models should look like. As such, he’s well suited to the “Brawn” division of IMG agency, where his “regular guy” persona has made him a hit. Miko wouldn’t have been allowed to walk the runway decades ago, but today he is an amazingly successful model (and a huge supporter) of male body positivity. As cultural norms continue to change, he may very well get there, so we spread the love.
Famous for: First plus-size male model, known as “Brawn”
Height: 1.82 meters
8. Luka Sabbat
Despite being just 21, Luka Sabbat (aka Mr. Fallback on Instagram) sets streetwear trends when he’s not perfecting them. Moreover, Sabbat has the ability to turn outlandish fashion statements into desirable ones, as with cross-body bags. Therefore, it’s no surprise that this famous male model has racked up 1.7 million Instagram followers in such a short amount of time. Influencers thrive in this era of social media.
Famous for: A person best known for working with Warren Lotas and YEEZY
Height: 1.52 meters