Rico Suave

November 18th, 2009 Posted by Janelle comments (36)

VMan’s annual model search always finds an impressive face and this years winner Rico Nieves, has all the makings of a star. Joining the ranks of Petey Wright and AJ Abualrub before him, Rico graces the magazine’s cover and takes center stage in an editorial by Nick Knight.  The bold caption, “the making of the new Latino supermodel” certainly gets your attention.

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36 Comments

  1. gise says:

    not my cup of tea but cute. good luck!

  2. ambiguous says:

    He’s too Rico Suave for my taste…

    The way he pout his lips on the cover is way too force. ..I like a relaxed sexy confidence. .. plus he looks old.

  3. tony long says:

    eh..

  4. kim says:

    Rico has a very handsome face.

  5. GP says:

    He has a sexy face but a bit skinny on the cover.
    I agree with ambiguous that he force his lips like Ben Stiller in Zoolander….lol

  6. Christopher Y says:

    SMASHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. trumancapote says:

    no comment

  8. Amber says:

    I also agree with ambiguous. He is handsome, but far too Rico Suave.

  9. Gustavo says:

    no comment (2)

  10. DaivCurious says:

    i wanna know what a happened to DAIV, one of two original “finalists” who couldn’t make it to London b/c he didn’t have a passport whom VMAN/Showstudio said they would fly to the US to shoot who was never heard from again. come clean V/ShowStudio/Ford please.

  11. Nigel S. says:

    He’s quite sexy. The cover is pretty dramatic. Nice to see Vman mix it up for a change…

    Why he is “too Rico Suave” while other male models who pose in a similar manner aren’t “too Rico Suave”? Is this term given credance due to the fact that he’s latin? Label him Zoolander (as GP did) like you would any other male model who over-pouts (which Rico isn’t doing). His mustache is giving extra definition to his upper lip which is why some of you may think he’s over-pouting.

    Lol..”Rico Suave”…I don’t see a buttoned down dress shirt exposing a (hot) hairy chest w/ rolled up sleeves and chino’s..

  12. Marquis de Lannes says:

    No tan Rico, no tan Rico !

    http://www.marquisdelannes.com/

  13. Joe says:

    Zoolander is the only thing that comes to mind

  14. Eamon says:

    The hair needs to change.

  15. evian says:

    commercial model

  16. kuzma says:

    looks like zoo lander to me

  17. hihi says:

    To DaivCurious: Daiv is part of the story. He has two pictures

  18. Eva says:

    I often wonder if it’s 12 year olds who post here … Some of the comments are ridiculous.

    “No comment” …. Well if he’s not worthy of a comment then DON’T comment at all! Grow up!

  19. thiago says:

    dont see it happening for him, he should just act.

  20. lala says:

    its vman right? so maybe he shouldnt have arms like a girl and the overall physique of a stick figure

    good face tho

  21. lala says:

    its funny how they just “make” super models… hmm lets see who do we like today? well we havent had a latin guy in the forefront in a while so lets throw this guy out there!

  22. ambiguous says:

    Well Eva…this site is about models. And we are the fans. We can post what we like and what we don’t like…why would you censor our opinion?

  23. Debby says:

    1 W O R D
    HOT BABY

  24. lina says:

    the term Supermodel has been so over used in the industry as of lately that its pretty much meaningless at this point

  25. louc says:

    I’d take him as a “latino supermodel” over Jesus Luz any day. At least he doesn’t have a butter-face.

  26. ambiguous says:

    R.I.P. DAUL KIM

  27. TheAgentMan says:

    ?

  28. DaivCurious says:

    DAIV was one of 2 finalists. When he couldn’t make it to London b/c of passport issues, VMAN said they would dispatch Nick Knight to USA to shoot him and a winner would then be selected. Instead, the contest was re-opened, another “model-off” was held, and we have this guy as the winner. What happened to DAIV? I am not Daiv, nor am I affiliated with him — I just want to know why neither of the 2 original winners as announced was the final winner. VMAN? Ford? Nick Knight?

  29. Manu says:

    He is a handsome guy but to me he doesn’t have the appeal of a supermodel. He lacks the wow effect imho. Sorry to his fans!

  30. larissa says:

    Handsome but VERY boring. There were many men in the vman contest to choose from and rico came out the winner? He is handsome, but model.. we’ve seen this beauty before during the 90′s. I know that everyone is tired with gorgeous looking guys. Male modeling needs some spice like (for the girls) Agness Deyn, Ranya, Tao, Irina L… these girls are not the typical “beautiful” girls but they sure are more interesting. We need this in the men’s division!!!!

  31. And says:

    LARISSA, MANU I so AGREE with you both!!

  32. max says:

    he told me his name was rico suave when i took pictures of him and his friend at fort lorderdale beach aha… funny how things happen :)

  33. David says:

    I feel like you could put a speech bubble on the cover next to his head that says, “Girrrrl!”

  34. roll eyes says:

    I agree 100% with ambiguous who posted
    November 18th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

  35. roll eyes says:

    lina says:
    November 19th, 2009

    the term Supermodel has been so over used in the industry as of lately that its pretty much meaningless at this point
    ———————————–
    Thank u very much Lina the reason I nickname myself “roll eyes”. It totally makes me sick how the word Supermodel is being thrown around these days I find it disrespectful to the REAL Supermodels who have intrigued people, who have worked INTERNATIONALLY with the best, and made a name for themselves
    and Yes Zoolander is what first comes to mind!!!
    I GIVE THIS COVER AN IT’S TEXT A D-

  36. Gabriel says:

    ew no no no no no

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