World Cup

David and Mathias. Image courtesy of VMan.

What could be more exciting than many of the world’s top male models posing for VMan? It just may be all of them getting together getting for tomorrow’s Male Model World Cup sponsored by the mag. Some top faces scheduled to kick off the event: Mathias Lauridsen, Simon Nessman, Danny Schwarz, Oraine Barrett and many more (see full list below). We chatted with VMan editor Jacob Brown and found out the inspiration.

“I came up with this idea actually at Mathias Lauridsen’s birthday dinner. He was telling me about the league soccer he plays, and how so many of the guys are also very serious soccer players—a lot of them are from Europe and have played all their lives. One of us made a joke like, “Oh wouldn’t it be funny if there was a big tournament where all the models competed.” And then I realized that it would actually be a perfect event for VMAN to host. So Mathias and I started putting it together. He’s sort of the chairman of the tournament and has helped get the players together with the agencies. And Hummel, which is an athletic gear company from his home country of Denmark, hooked us up with uniforms and everything. We are shooting the tournament tomorrow of course, and we will be running photos of the winning team in the next VMAN. Stephen Gan and I are really excited about this tournament and plan on making the Male Model World Cup a yearly event!

Gorgeous, athletic and sweaty men… Doesn’t get better than that.

Danny Schwarz
Ollie Edwards
Lenz von Johnston
Mike Boyd
Helge Gjerstad
Dan Duderstadt
Joost Van Der Hulst

Request Model Management
Arthur Kulkov
Claudio Monteiro
Douglas Folis
Markus Fent
Mikhael Ayoub

New York Models
Mathias Lauridsen
Nadav Heyman
Erik Sims
Brett Reeves
Mark Westinghouse

Major Models
Ben Pamies
Simon Nessman
Oraine Barrett
George Paul

FORD Models
Marcus Andersson
James Collins
Anderson Ribero
Daniel DiTomasso
Darrin Haala
Daniel Robert

DNA Models
Lucas Kalda
Issa Tomaleh
Matt Loewen
Robin Scott
Wes Phillips

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  1. I know Other. Andres Velencoso, I thought for sure, would be playing. I guess Wilhelmina chose to pass on this.

  2. Not true. You forget that many of the top boys are working ALL the time. Even if it’s Memorial Day in the US, models are working in Europe and on locations around the world. Wilhelmina has an excellent and close relationship with V. Most likely their European models who play soccer are not available and the American ones who are here,probably can’t play the game.


  3. also, it’s very lucky that top guys like Mathias and Simon even have a break in their schedule to be here. Lucky for VMan and for all of us 🙂


  4. I seconf that embee! wow! talk about a dream! Nessman, Danny Schwarz and the rest. They not only need to shoot that but post videos and behind the scences stuff.

  5. Too bad Red was not asked to field a team. I could have produced 4 nationally ranked NCAA players plus the insanely talented soccer player Salieu Jalloh and high school soccer phenom Liam Sole among others. The talented Red boys were very upset and so am I. V Man! your option is now a 2nd 🙂

  6. maybe if you could run i top tier agency, like the ones listed. VMAN knows well i would say. Just saying 🙂

  7. Red is a top agency, I was also quite surprised they werent included. I was sorry to miss it, but I am super proud of our guys for representing and winning. Thanks for JD and V man and MDC

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