The modeling industry was riddled with stereotypical thoughts, the most prominent being that it was a job for “unintelligent bimbos.”
However, women have worked hard to break this stereotype by leading several discussions on body, inclusivity, some owning large businesses, and getting involved in charitable projects that show that they are more than their faces and bodies.
Another stereotype fading fast is that modeling is for women alone. In recent times, we have seen the rise of male models, who, through their dazzling smiles, gorgeous body, brilliant sense of fashion, and general charm.
In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 50 male models globally. Let’s dive in!
1. David Beckham
People’s sexiest man of 2015, David Beckham is known for three major things: his brilliant football career, his ripped body, and his beautiful face and smile.
David has worked with several big brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Adidas, Armani, etc. His modeling career contributes to his ranking as one of the highest-paid footballers.
2. Channing Tatum
One thing a lot of people seem not to know about this body god is that he started his career as a runway model and stripper who was looking to get into acting someday.
Since his breakthrough role in the 2006 movie Step up, Channing continues to make us drool with the absolute beauty of his body. He dances, acts, and has modeled for many brands, either by shoots or runway walks.
3. Chris Hemsworth
Generally known for his role in Marvel’s Avengers series as a Greek god, Chris Hemsworth does have a face and body that can pass for that of a god.
People’s Magazine agrees with this because they named him the 2014 sexiest man alive, and he hasn’t stopped being incredibly handsome and delicious-looking. He has worked with different brands and has been the cover boy for several magazine publications all over the years.
4. Brad And Hudson Kroenig
For Brad, it could be the hardlines of his jaw, the hood in his eyes, the brilliance of his smile, or the overall handsomeness he casually carries around. Something about him keeps bringing different brands to his table.
He has been modeling since 2002 and has worked with several brands, including DKNY, Fendi, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, etc. Hudson has been sporting since he was spotted walking the runway with his father in a Chanel show in 2010. He was two years old and happened to be Brad’s godson.
5. Matthias Lauridsen
Matthias was discovered in 2003, and only a year after, he was revealed to be working with Marc in New York and Miu Miu in Paris, after which he became an undeniable good material for modeling, so much so that he was named as one of the top male models by Vogue.
Matthias isn’t only good for runways. He has also done some brilliant print jobs with other major brands like Calvin Klein, Massimo Dutti, Bottega Venetta, etc.
6. Andres Velencoso
Andres has recorded vast achievements in his modeling career for several years, from being the first male cover for Paris Vogue to being the face of the Allure Hommes fragrance for seven years.
The Spanish model has worked with some of the most famous photographer’s campaigns for different brands, including Chanel and Louis Vuitton. He was featured in a campaign with Jennifer Lopez in 2003. He has since then been featured in several minor roles in Spanish movies.
7. Simon Nessman
The success of Simon’s modeling career is riddled with several significant accomplishments, like getting nominated for the model of the year. He has been named one of the highest-paid male models by Forbes and even featured in Madonna’s Girl Gone Wild music video.
Simon has worked with several major brands and featured in several campaigns with Michael Kors, Georgio Armani, Versace, Ralph Laurent, etc.
8. Alton Mason
Alton is not your regular model. He is a record-breaking and award-winning model of color, the first-ever black man to have walked for Chanel.
Although he has been walking runways and representing brands for some time, his breakthrough came in 2016 when he walked for Kanye West’s Yeezy in New York fashion week. In 2021, Mason was named 30 under 30 in the Art and Styles category by Forbes.
9. Broderick Hunter
Broderick is one man that is blessed with an extraordinary face and an even greater body. His modeling career kick-started when he was at the young age of 20. Since then, he has been featured in several print publications, including Vogue Paris, Cosmopolitan, Italian GQ, etc.
However, his modeling career doesn’t stop with campaign shoots and magazine covers. He has also been featured in some music videos, including The Wanted’s Warzone, Ciarra’s Sorry, and Mystery Skull’s Music.
10. David Gandy
One of the best things about this gorgeous hunk of Brit is that he is a well-rounded man. He is lovely, has a stunning body, a charming smile, and a seriously excellent fashion sense.
David is more than his physical characteristics to show that he is also heavily invested in charity, writing, and driving sleek cars.
11. Oliver Chesire
Not only is Oliver an absolute beau with his chiseled abs, gorgeous skin, and great hair, but he is also a highly celebrated man with an acquired sense of impeccable fashion.
These features have landed him several jobs with major brands like Calvin Klein, Versace, Dolce, Gabbana, etc. When he isn’t a stunning model, Oliver can be found writing reports for the GQ Magazine.
12. Eric Rutherford
Who said modeling and sexiness have to be left alone to the young ones? Eric disagrees, and we are all the better for it because what in the sexiness is that man?
Despite being in his fifties, Eric stays relevant and active in the modeling industry with his beautiful looks, lush hair, and sexy body. Picture.
13. Johannes Huebl
Johannes is the precise definition of high fashion. You can always find it in well-tailored dapper suits and shades. The German-born model got his breakthrough in modeling when he modeled for Montblanc, Ralph Lauren, and Hugo’s boss.
He and his beautiful wife, Olivia, work together as fashion icons in creating Instagram content for their pages.
14. Lucky Blue Smith
The consensus about the beauty and sexiness of the Instagram-famous model is that of a god. His eyes are hooded and inviting, his face is perfect, and his blonde hair is suitable for him.
Being a young model introduced into the industry at the age of 12, he has worked with big names like Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, etc. Lucky is also the drummer for a rock band, the Atomics.
15. Sean O’Pry
Sometimes, when you have it, you have it, and Sean has it. He was discovered through his prom photos on Myspace in 2006 by a scouting agent, which was the beginning of his modeling career.
Since then, he has worked with brands like Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, and Bottega Venetta. Forbes named him the world’s most successful male model and Vogue as one of the top 10 male models.
16. Billy Huxley
Billy isn’t the conventional gentleman model you will see in pale suits and leather loafers. He is a modern fashionista that you would find wearing leather boots, tight jeans, and fur jackets. A lovely beard complements his beautiful face, and his body is riddled with gorgeous tattoos.
His modern sense of fashion has gotten him modeling jobs and campaigns with brands like Adidas, Urban Outfitters, ASOS, etc.
17. Jon Kortajarena
Jon has been a heartthrob with his gorgeous face, pretty hair, and chiseled cheekbones, all topped with the perfect eyebrows. He has modeled for brands like Versace and Armani and has made appearances in the movie and TV shows industry.
The defining moment of Jon’s model career was in 2020 at the 24th Goya award with a velvet suit in the most brilliant maroon color.
18. Marlon Teixeira
Marlon is the visual representation of every romance novel you have ever read. He has a mischievous look with high cheekbones, stubborn curls, and a disarming charm that earned him a tremendous online following worldwide.
This Brazilian hunk has been featured in prominent editorials like Elle, Vanity Fair, and GQ magazines. He has also walked the runways for Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabbana, and Armani.
19. Isaac Carew
What is more wholesome than a gorgeous hunk of man with some high culinary skills? Absolutely nothing! Isaac Carew is the definition of Hot!
His handsome face and stunning features have gotten him campaign jobs with Valentino, Moschino, and Hermes. Simultaneously, he runs a cooking show on YouTube called ‘Dirty Dishes.’
20. Luka Sabbat
Luka may be young, but he is one of the few men taking the modeling industry to a new wave through his high sense of street fashion that usually involves layering, boots, oversized baggy shirts, and a lot of bling.
Luka has over 3 million Instagram followers and has appeared in the TV show, Grownish.
21. Brad Kroenig
Brad has had one of the most successful modeling careers since he started modeling in 2002 as Karl Lagerfeld’s model.
His relationship with Karl Lagerfeld earned him a long modeling career with Fendi and Chanel. His face is one to die for, his hair has a sexy sleekness, and his jawline is beautifully sculpted.
22. Pietro Boselli
If you have ever heard the phrase ‘Beauty with brain,’ you have listened to Boselli. Coupled with his gorgeous body, Boselli graduated with a first-class degree in Mechanical engineering from a London University college and featured in Fitch and Abercrombie campaigns.
A man who cares about his body, Pietro doesn’t play with the gym, and it pays off.
23. Tyson Beckford
Tyson is popularly known as the face of Ralph Lauren’s polo, a modeling job he did for an extensive period. He has gradually risen to become one of the most successful models of all time and continues to give back to the community through his charitable works.
Tyson has a long-standing work relationship with an organization called Kick4Life, whose primary goal is to help the poorer communities through soccer.
24. Cameron Dallas
Cameron started as an online sensation with funny videos, vines, and YouTube skits. His fresh look has been featured in many publications, including Vanity Teen and movies like Expelled, the Outfield, and Broadway. Cameron has been nominated for the Teens Choice Award several times as a young talent.
25. Gilles Souteyrand
If you are a wine lover, you know that the older the wine, the better it gets. The same thing is true for Gilles. Through his strict fitness lifestyle and nutrition, Souteyrand has developed a great body that most men envy and most women love. Gilles is both a successful model and personal trainer.
26. Roger Frampton
Frampton is an effortlessly stunning and gorgeous body developed through hard work and the gym, where he also doubles as a personal trainer.
Frampton modeled for brands like Orlebar Brown, Ralph Lauren, and Aquascutum in the early days of his career. He also became a bestselling author after the release of his book, The Flexible Body, in 2018.
27. Hu Bing
It is expected, almost expected, for male models to come and then be gradually replaced by younger, hotter men. This is, however, not the case for Bing. Thanks to his teenage rowing career, he has continued to remain relevant in the model industry due to his ageless athletic body.
This body has been a tremendous true in his successful career with Louis Vuitton and Valentino. Bling has also been featured In Chinese TV shows, including Saying Goodbye and Pink Girls.
28. Richard Biedul
Richard is a man of great fashion, but one thing that keeps bringing the brands to him is his interesting facial feature. He has a long face that complements his eyes and head so well that it makes him gorgeous.
Biedul’s style is comfortable and classy with a mixture of warm colors. Beyond modeling, Richard gets involved with writing and production.
29. Jack Guinness
Jack is a man that has it all. What makes that even sexier is that he is very aware of it. He is tall and incredibly gorgeous. Jack began working as a fashion model after he graduated from the university, and he has worked with brands like Dolce and Gabbana, L’oreal, and Dunhill.
He also writes fashion columns for several publications, including The Tattler, Italian Vogue, the Gentleman’s Journal, The Guardian, etc.
30. Sang Woo Kim
Sang has one of the perfect faces of any male model in the entire industry. He has a perfectly sculpted angular face that has been featured in campaigns for brands like Diesel and DKNY. Sang is also a renowned brilliant artist.
31. Jamie Dornan
Jamie’s modeling career kicked off in 2001 when he worked and did campaigns for major brands like Dior Homme, Calvin Klien, Hugo Boss, etc.
He then went ahead to steal hearts and stop breaths when he was featured in the famous movie adaptation of the trilogy Fifty shades of Grey’. Jamie has also been named one of the top 10 most significant male models of all time by Vogue in 2015.
32. Adam Senn
It’s one thing to be insanely gorgeous with a stunning body and work as a model for several big brands. It is even sexier to be a man with depth and vision.
Senn’s modeling career has grown to be a huge success, he has also been featured in some TV shows, including law and order, and he also owns a Bocca di Bacco restaurant.
33. Andre Hamman
Hamman is one of the few gorgeous men with the internet swooning and aww-ing all over their page filled with stunning pictures of their beautiful bodies and chiseled abs. Andre also owns Haze and Glory, a lovely jewelry company.
34. Sung-Jin Park
Park is a beautiful South Korean model with a more attractive body and an even more beautiful resume as he has worked with brands like Marc Jacobs and Todd Snyder. Park’s style is more sporty than formal, but when walking the runway for a brand, he is widely known for exceptionally carrying the high-fashion look.
35. Armando Cabral
Cabral looks like the word ‘elegant’ was named after him. Little wonder he is a runaway sensation. His gorgeous eyes and beautiful skin tone have taken him far in the modeling industry, but he didn’t stop there. Cabral also runs a successful shoe business named after him.
36. Zach Miko
To date, Miko remains a wonder in the modeling industry because he doesn’t fit into the stereotypical image of a slim man with defined abs.
Zach is now widely sought after since he became the face of inclusivity in the male modeling industry and hoped to open doors for others. He has worked with brands like Gap and Dolce & Gabbana.
37. Marcus Schenkenberg
Marcus is one of the first males to be officially identified as a model, and at his zenith, he worked with several brands, including Valentino, Armani, Calvin Klein, etc. He has also worked with other gorgeous female models in different campaigns, including Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer.
38. Noah Mills
Noah has always been passionate about modeling, and since he got his industry big break from Gucci, there has been no stopping as he has worked with other big brands like Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and Yves Saint Laurent.
His talents also expanded into movies, and he starred in some good ones, and there was also Taylor Swift’s ‘We are never getting back together’ music video.
39. Evandro Soldati
Not every male model uses the power of their facial beauty as much as this Brazilian model does. His signature pout and intense smoldering look have gotten him several jibs with brands like Clavin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Benetton, Valentino, etc.
He has also mentioned that his stunning body is due to his interest in sports, including soccer.
40. Jordan Barret
Australian beauty Jordan was discovered in a local store at the tender age of 13, and his modeling career kicked off from there. He has since then featured in campaigns for Tom Ford and Balmain. He also has several GQ awards to his name.
41. Matthew Noszka
When Matthew posted a picture of himself working with his dad on a construction site, in plain work clothes and boots, he certainly wouldn’t have been expecting calls from a modeling agency, but he got it anyway.
After a brief call and immediate hire by one of the best modeling agencies, Wilhelmina, Matthew’s Instagram is now full of campaign pictures for big brands like Calvin Klein, Moncler, and Tom Ford.
42. Rob Evans
Rob is one male model that takes his bodybuilding seriously, and you can see a lot of his videos on his Instagram page.
You know that he has a significant modeling career by the few campaign pictures on his page with other models like Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell. He was also a former judge on America’s Top Model.
43. Clark Bockelman
Clarck’s facial beauty is effortlessly stunning, and his body is entirely gorgeous. He has exciting features that keep brands coming back to him.
Apart from his Instagram page, you can find many of Clark’s pictures on Calvin Klein’s Instagram page. When Clark is not off to shoots, he is out seeking great adventures.
44. Miles McMillan
One thing that draws people and brands to Miles’ Instagram page is not just his beautiful looks, but he looks gorgeous. It’s also his laid-back lifestyle. One scroll through his Instagram page, and you will understand that Miles genuinely loves living life and enjoys being in the fun part of life.
45. Chuck Junior Achike
Chuck’s Instagram page can get you sucked in and hooked for hours. There are the beautiful and unique features he is blessed with. And then there is the wide range of athletic activities he gets involved in: acrobats, catwalks, wind farms, polos, etc. He also has a beautiful wife that often features on his Instagram page.
46. Willy Cartier
Long hair, a beautiful lean body full of gorgeous tattoos, and stunning facial features, Willy is one male model that is just pleasing to look at. However, his Instagram page is full of him enjoying all kinds of different beautiful experiences like red carpets, rooftops, etc.
47. Edward Wilding
Beyond his attractive features, Edward is a passionate family man, and you can see this a lot on his Instagram page. His feed is splattered with pictures of his daughter and sonograms of his son. These will make you almost forget that he has worked with big brands like Armani, Dolce, and Gabbana.
48. Landon Falgoust
If Landon isn’t such a big shot in the male modeling industry, the chances are that he would make a great travel and adventure blogger. He is very much into great adventures like rock climbing, tree climbing, getting in costumes, etc.
When Landon isn’t on set being photographed for one campaign or the other, he is off to his next big adventure.
49. Tomas Guarracino
Tomas has a great body that comes out beautifully in different campaigns, but this is due to his strict and consistent fitness journey, strict nutrition, and a good time with his friends. He is into healthy breakfasts and high numbers of push-ups, etc.
50. Garret Neff
Neff is a gorgeous American model that has been modeling for a long while. In 2015, Neff launched a personal swimwear line KATAMA, which became an immediate sensation and sold widely in a bit of time. Neff has worked with brands like Clavin Klien as the face of their jean and the face of the MAN fragrance.
These male models listed above are some of the hottest men in the world, and if you are looking to take a deep dive into the industry, you can start from the men on this list.
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