It’s funny–whenever anyone mentions a supermodel, does anyone think of a male model?
Male models are the ones often draped behind magazine cover models and who are credited on the very last page of the editorial, but it’s high time we stop treating the boys like furniture.
Below are four male models who look set to get on a first-name basis with the world without ever walking in a Victoria’s Secret Show. Though that would admittedly be interesting.
Yuri Pleskun, 20, New York by way of Russia
Big Break: Topman Spring 2009 campaign
Why he’s going to be big: Though he’s already a quickly recognizable face, Yuri looks poised to become a household name. He also has that perfect mix of delicate, pretty features and tattooed toughness, without any stiffness.
Where you’ve seen him: Yuri’s anchored the covers and editorials of pretty much every major and minor fashion magazine from WWD to i-D, and has been booking campaigns for Calvin Klein, Equipment and Balenciaga.
David Agbodji, 24, France
Big break: Calvin Klein Men’s S/S 2010 runway show
Why he’s going to be big: David’s face is so chiseled and symmetrical that it looks like it was carved. Plus he can do everything from Express campaigns to Vivienne Westwood runway shows and look just right for the job.
Where you’ve seen him: David walked for ZZegna, D&G, Mugler, Viktor & Rolf, Hermes, Bottega Veneta, Hugo Boss and Jean Paul Gaultier during the S/S 2012 shows.
And if that isn’t a hell of a resume, we don’t know what is.
Henric Olsson, Sweden
Big Break: We’re waiting to see Henric walk in some shows, but he’s appeared in a bunch of international fashion magazines and as a background man for cover girls (see below on Jessica Biel and Henric on a motorcycle).
Why he’s going to be big: Flexibility for sure. Henric can go from scruffy biker a la Sons of Anarchy to clean shaven Ralph Lauren man, and also has the uncanny ability to make a 17th century conquistador cut beard and stache look amazing. Which is no simple task.
Where you’ve seen him: Check out the subscriber cover of December Elle for a glimpse of Henric chauffering Jessica Biel around on a bike.
Francisco Lachowski, 20, Brazil
Big Break: Winning the Ford Supermodel of the World contest, and subsequently getting signed by Ford Models
Why he’s going to be big: Francisco’s features–pouty mouth, high cheekbones, piercing eyes, perfect abs–call to mind some of his fellow Brazilian supermodel countrywomen. It’s no stretch to think he could soon join Alessandra and Gisele in reaching household name status.
Where you’ve seen him: He walked the runway at Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani and Ermannno Scervinno, Versace, DSquared and Mugler (to name a few) during the S/S 2012 shows.