Today, it’s not just female models who are turning heads and creating waves. The gents of the industry are also causing a serious stir. Far more than just a nice face and defined body, these male models are multi-talented stars redefining what it means to be handsome. As well as wearing the latest trends, they’re also setting them, influencing plenty of other gents in the process. Of course, not everyone can be ridiculously good-looking and a bona fide fashion icon. So, to help you find those who are genuinely worthy of your admiration, we’ve rounded up the hottest male models of all time.
1. David Gandy
There’s no denying that David Gandy is the whole package. Not only does the Brit have a well-sculpted body and classically handsome face, but he also has a seriously dapper style. When not starring in campaigns for the world’s largest fashion brands, the industry heavyweight can be found writing, driving sleek cars, and supporting charitable causes.
2. Oliver Cheshire
Oliver Cheshire is known as much for his impeccable style as his razor-sharp cheekbones and nicely toned torso. Yes, the 30-year-old is undoubtedly one of the most famous male fashion icons in the world. Looking as good in a well-tailored suit as a casual pair of sweatpants, he can teach every man a thing or two about how to dress.
3. Johannes Huebl
As well as being a model, Johannes Huebl is also the husband of fashion icon Olivia Palermo. So, you know he has the impeccable fashion tastes to back up his good looks. Born in Germany, his signature sleek, preppy style resonates around the world.
4. Lucky Blue Smith
Arguably one of the most famous Insta-models around today, Lucky Blue Smith defines male modeling in the age of the millennial. So, when he’s not shooting with the world’s top brands, he’s online connecting with his 3.3 million Instagram followers. Of course, his striking blue eyes, thick blonde hair and unique name only add to his popularity and celebrity status.
5. Sean O’Pry
Sean O’Pry is as humble as he is handsome. While he’s one of the most snapped faces in the male modeling industry, he also steers clear of the kind of intense self-promotion that’s all too common these days. As such, his icy blue eyes and bold brows feature an air of mystery that only adds to his striking good looks.
6. Billy Huxley
Not your average male model, Bill Huxley is a ruggedly handsome man with a distinctly different aesthetic to most other gents in the industry. His iconic beard, hipster-ish good looks and tattooed body lend his modern style an edgy appeal.
7. Jon Kortajarena
Jon Kortajarena is one of Spain’s most famous model exports. Along with sharp cheekbones and strong eyebrows, the genetically blessed gent also looks fantastic in just about anything. Additionally, he’s a favorite of Tom Ford and can count acting amongst his many talents.
8. Marlon Teixeira
Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio aren’t the only hot models to come out of Brazil. Marlon Teixeira was also born in the South American country, and, thanks to his athletic build, stylish stubble, smouldering eyes, and laid-back curls, is now known around the world.
9. Isaac Carew
As well as killing it in front of the camera, Isaac Carew can also cook up a storm in the kitchen. The model-turned-chef is known both for his preppy-meets-rockstar good looks and his ability to whip up delicious and nutritious meals.
10. Luka Sabbat
He may only be 20-years-old, but Luka Sabbat is making serious waves. As well as being one of the world’s hottest male models, Luka can also count an effortlessly cool street style, one million Instagram followers, and an acting role in the American sitcom, Gown-ish amongst his many accomplishments.
11. Brad Kroenig
Brad Kroenig’s ruggedly handsome appearance has landed him plenty of great gigs, including countless campaigns starring alongside the industry’s top female names and a regular spot on the Chanel runway, where he often walks hand in hand with his adorable son, Hudson.
12. Pietro Boselli
Pietro Boselli is the kind of man that proves brains and brawn can go together. Known as “the world’s hottest math teacher”, Pietro went from university lecturer to world-famous model when his image went viral online.
13. Armando Cabral
As elegant as he is handsome, Armando Cabral is a star in the world of male modeling. When he’s not lending his striking appearance to renowned brands, he’s working on his eponymous footwear label, which creates shoes that are as stylish and sharp as the man himself.
14. Eric Rutherford
Eric Rutherford may now be in his 50s, but he certainly hasn’t let age get in the way of his impressive style and attractive appearance. The silver fox still models today and causes just as much of a stir as the younger gents in the industry.
15. Cameron Dallas
Cameron Dallas may be one of the hottest models in the world, but that’s really just a nice side hustle to his work documenting his daily life online. So, when not appearing in Dolce & Gabanna ads, this online personality is busy posting for his 21 million Instagram followers.
16. Zach Miko
He might not be your traditional male model, but Zach Miko is undoubtedly one to know. The handsome man became famous after signing with IMG’s “Brawn” division. Since then, he has continued to challenge outdated industry standards and promote male body positivity.
17. Roger Frampton
The well-muscled Roger Frampton is not only a model but also a personal trainer. As such, he’s appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren and Orlebar Brown as well as created his own training technique known as the Frampton Method.
18. Gilles Souteyrand
Gilles Souteyrand is a 40-year-old Frenchman with a great smile and a killer body. So, it comes as no surprise that he’s both a model and a personal trainer. With his seriously toned torso and sleek style, the famous gent makes men jealous and women lust.
19. Hu Bing
Hu Bing is huge in China, and there’s a reason why. The suave and genetically-blessed gent has been modelling in the country for over 25 years and looks just as good as when he started. Add to that his work as an actor, singer, designer, producer, and philanthropist, and you have one impressive individual.
20. Richard Biedul
An industry icon, Richard Biedul is just as comfortable starring in campaigns and walking down the runway as he is styling and writing about menswear. He also consistently appears on best-dressed lists for his sophisticated personal style.
21. Jack Guinness
A fine example of British style and charm, Jack Guinness is as good looking as he is full of personality. He, along with his signature full beard, models for the best designers while presenting, publishing and throwing legendary parties on the side.
22. Sang Woo Kim
It’s almost impossible not to stare at Sang Woo Kim’s incredibly angular and handsome face. So, it’s no wonder why brands ranging from Burberry to Diesel have all hired him to star in their campaigns.
23. Tyson Beckford
Naturally, you can’t have a list of the hottest male models of all time and not include Tyson Beckford. The now 47-year-old is known as one of the most successful male models ever and has even lent his signature swagger to acting and television hosting roles.
24. Jamie Dornan
You may know him better as Christian Grey, but Jamie Dornan was one of the world’s hottest male models before he ever appeared in 50 Shades of Grey. In fact, he can count plenty of designer campaigns under his belt, including some steamy ads for Calvin Klein.
25. Adam Senn
Adam Senn is a French-born, American model and actor. He’s appeared in campaigns and fashion shows for a host of luxury labels, including Gucci and Dolce & Gabanna, in which he shows off his smoldering eyes and chiseled body.
26. David Beckham
David Beckham is a multi-talented individual, from successful footballer to underwear model. Beckham is celebrated for his style and fashion sense, but he has also been hailed by Tommy Hilfiger as the underwear model of the century. This makes sense because, in addition to collaborating with H&M on his own line, Beckham has also set hearts aflutter with his incredible Emporio Armani campaigns. He landed his first underwear campaign with the brand in 2007 and was described as an example of modern masculinity.
27. Channing Tatum
You know Channing Tatum as a talented dancer and actor, with one of his most memorable roles as Magic Mike, but he started as a model. He was discovered by a modeling scout in Miami while working as an exotic dancer. His first modeling shoot was with photographer Bruce Weber in 2000, where he rubbed shoulders with supermodel Karolina Kurkova. Tatum has also walked the runways of Marc Ecko and Sean John in Milan and New York and starred in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch.
28. Chris Hemsworth
There is no denying that Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is a good-looking man. He is best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel comic book film series, but his career started much earlier with minor roles in Australian soaps. His first break was a small role in Neighbours, and his star continued to rise when he joined the cast of Home and Away in 2004. He has since graced the covers and pages of multiple publications, been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive, and modeled for Tag Heuer and Hugo Boss. He was also named a Hugo Boss global brand ambassador in 2021 and the brand’s face in campaigns for 2021 and 2022.
29. Billy Huxley
Bill Huxley is a top model but also a very recognizable one with his tattoos and facial hair. He stands out in the male model world and has a very ruggedly handsome appearance. He has worked with brands such as Thomas Sabo and ASOS. Huxley is relatively new to modeling, with his career taking off in 2012, but has continued to land jobs, also being named the official brand ambassador of SEB Man and working on a campaign with Swatch.
30. Marcus Schenkenberg
Marcus Schenkenberg is a Swedish model and actor who is best known for his work with Calvin Klein. However, he has landed jobs with many reputable brands, including Versace, Giorgio Armani, and Donna Karan. In the early 90s, he rose to fame after moving to the United States and being discovered by photographer Barry King in 1989. The following year he was signed to Boss Models, and his star continued to rise. His work with Calvin Klein jeans remains some of the most iconic campaigns, especially the 1991 shower scene. He has also found success on the small screen and penned a book about his life.
31. Brad and Hudson Kroenig
Brad Kroenig started modeling in 2002 and has featured on the covers of multiple magazines, including Vogue, and worked with prestigious fashion houses Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Abercrombie & Fitch, Roberto Cavalli, DKNY, and most notably, Chanel. Kroenig and Karl Lagerfeld were close friends, and Kroenig was a muse to the late designer. He was also the godfather to Kroenig’s son, Hudson Kroenig. Hudson is one of the youngest models ever to walk the catwalk and appeared in the Chanel show in 2010 when he walked alongside his dad. He was just two at the time.
32. Jon Kortajarena
Gorgeous and successful Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious fashion brands. This includes campaigns for Versace, Bottega Veneta, Tom Ford, and Dolce & Gabbana. In 2004, at 18 years old, he became the face of Just Cavalli and walked the runways of Milan and Paris Fashion Week for Emporio Armani and John Galliano. He has also previously been named by Forbes as among The World’s 10 Most Successful Male Models and has appeared in televised advertisements for Fanta. He credits Tom Ford as teaching him about how the industry works.
33. Mathias Lauridsen
Danish model Mathias Lauridsen has left a big impression on the fashion world after getting his big break in 2004 with Marc by Marc Jacobs in New York and Miu Miu in Paris. He was discovered a year earlier. Lauridsen is considered a male supermodel for his work on the runways and has even been named by Vogue as one of the top 10 male models. He has also been incredibly successful with print work and featured in Tiger of Sweden’s adverts and campaigns for Massimo Dutti, Selected, Bottega Veneta, and Calvin Klein.
34. Noah Mills
Another male model who is considered among the best of the best is Canadian Noah Mills. He has worked for reputable brands, including Tom Ford, Gucci, and Saint Laurent. Mills has done runway and print work. His most notable campaigns are with Dolce & Gabbana, including Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear and the Pour Homme fragrance, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino. Vogue has previously named him one of the Top Ten Male Models of All Time, which is high praise indeed, but it is well deserved. Mills has also made his way onto the small screen, with acting credits including a role in Sex and the City 2 and NCIS: Hawaii.
35. Evandro Soldati
There are many famous models to come out of Brazil, and Evandro Soldati is one of them. He is considered one of the most successful male models in the world and started modeling in 2002 when he entered a Ford contest. He has gone on to achieve great things, with his credits including campaigns with Giorgio Armani and Armani Jeans, Louis Vuitton, Valentino,
Guess and Dolce & Gabbana. He also appeared in Lady Gaga’s music video, Alejandro. He enjoys traveling and documents his life on social media.
36. Isaac Carew
Isaac Carew has many claims to fame; a model, a chef, and he dated singer Dua Lipa (who is now dating another model, Anwar Hadid). He is much more than his relationship status and has appeared in several campaigns and runways for fashion brands, including Hermes, Moschino, Valentino, and Oliver Spencer. Carew has also appeared on the cover of British GQ magazine. He has trained as a chef and is a passionate foodie who runs The Dirty Dishes website and has an impressive following on social media.
37. Andrés Velencoso
Andrés Velencoso is a Spanish model and actor who has enjoyed great success in the modeling industry and has been photographed by famed photographers and featured in prestigious fashion campaigns. Some of his most memorable work includes an ad for Chanel Allure Homme, where he was the face of the fragrance for an impressive seven years. He has also worked with Louis Vuitton for a campaign with Jennifer Lopez in 2003. Another achievement includes being the first male model to be featured in Vogue Paris. He has since transitioned into acting, with several small roles in Spanish films.
38. Simon Nessman
Simon Nessman is a Canadian supermodel who has made a name for himself, becoming the face for Bottega Veneta Illusion for Him and the face of Giorgio Armani. He has walked in numerous runway shows, including for Emporio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Tommy Hilfiger. Nessman has also been in several campaigns for Versace, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Laurena, and Yves Saint Laurent. If you are a fan of Madonna, you may have spotted him in the Girl Gone Wild music video. Seriously, is there anything he can’t do? Nessman is one of the highest-paid male models, securing several lucrative contracts and being named on Forbes The World’s Highest-Paid Male Models list. He has also been nominated for a Model Of The Year award, and his name is often in the press because of his accomplishments.
39. Alton Mason
Alton Mason may be young, but he is already making history; he was the first-ever black male model to have walked for Chanel. Not only that, but he also became friends with Karl Lagerfeld before the designer’s death and was photographed by him for his spring 2019 campaign. He has appeared on multiple runways and campaigns, but Kanye West gave him his first break in modeling in 2016 when he walked in Yeezy Season Three during New York Fashion Week. Mason’s star continues to rise, and Forbes named him one of the 30 Under 30 2021 for Art & Style.
40. Broderick Hunter
Broderick Hunter is a handsome man, so it is not surprising that he was sought-after in the modeling industry. He started modeling at 20 and has graced the pages of several fashion magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Italian GQ, and Vogue Paris. In addition, he has also been named on lists of sexiest men and been the face of Ralph Lauren. He has appeared in three music videos; Sorry by Ciara, Warzone by The Wanted, and Music by Mystery Skulls. Hunter is a multi-talented individual who has also tried acting. His credits include a 2017 episode of Issa Rae’s series, Insecure.
Male Models FAQs
Who is the hottest guy right now?
The hottest guys are ones that carry themselves with confidence and style. Actors Michael B Jordan, Chris Evans, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, and Chris Hemsworth consistently rank among the best-looking guys in Hollywood, while Harry Styles and the guys of BTS are some of the hottest music performers.
What makes an attractive man?
There are many qualities that make a man attractive to others. While being conventionally good-looking certainly helps, attractiveness is more about how you present yourself than it is about physical features. Dressing well – that is, wearing clothes and shoes that fit you, suit your proportions, and are clean and well-maintained – guarantees you make a great first impression on everyone you meet. Being well groomed, with a haircut that flatters your face shape and reflects your personality, is also crucial. All these elements help you feel more comfortable and confident, which are the most attractive qualities of all.
Taylah Brewer holds a bachelor's degree in fashion and business and is a skilled writer with several years of experience in the world of online content creation and copywriting. She is passionate about fashion, beauty, and all things lifestyle-related and has been writing for The Trend Spotter since 2016. She currently works as the Head of Digital & Ecommerce at White & Co.
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