November 2nd, 2011 •  Posted by Rosie | 28 Comments  |  Post a Comment
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We find model’s lives before they become models totally fascinating, and Charlie’s back story is a page turner. A former nursery school teacher from Brooklyn, NY, Charlie was discovered after being featured in the New York Times for the Underground Model Boxing tournaments being held in NYC (who knew?). Since he was getting a lot of press, his girlfriend suggested he sign with an agency. He did! With Major NY and Milan. And since then, he has been photographed by Walter Pfeiffer for i-D, Chris Craymer and Pamela Hansen for Glamour and has been in the DKNY S/S 11 lookbook. Hey, it might have started for Charlie with a slap, but this Starcraft, World of Warcraft and LARP (that’s Live Action Role Playing for those not familiar with the complex and murky world of gaming) is no model lightweight. By the way, did we mention he was a pro paintballer too?


Full Name:
Charlie Himmelstein

190cm / 6′3″

Place of Origin:
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Date of Birth:
September 3


Mother Agency:
Major Model Management

Major Models Milan


  1. NEX says:

    November 2nd, 2011 at 5:32 am

    he is so Boss and Guess!

  2. Caro says:

    November 2nd, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I am in fucking love with this kid. Just a boss in life. Lady killer!

  3. sunario24 says:

    November 2nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Sorry but this is not a male model

  4. erika says:

    November 2nd, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Not a favorite.

  5. Elena thiago says:

    November 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Nothing special going on. Some pictures he looks ordinary. Im liking 6, 7, and 8th picture tho.

  6. Vikk says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Who ever wrote that he is not a male model is just jealous. He’s really special and fucking hot. He’s gonna do amazing and i can’t wait to see more of him.

  7. whatever says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 12:13 am

    OMG he’s perfect.I’m in love. Love his tattoos and those puppy blue eyes…. ahhh Definitely a Lady Killer!

  8. Erin says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I did this kids make up one time. Hes defiantly the funnest kid I have ever worked with. Great find! Love this look too.

  9. Lex says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 12:22 am

    All American boy with Great potential. Hes gonna be top in no time. I see him doing Lee and boss.

  10. hadar says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I love charlie he has a great fresh look and super cool cat to shoot!

  11. bss says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Right place right time…and a whole lot of luck in my opinion. Although I guess modelling is more about face value than actual look, who is friends with who etc massively affects who will get the job.

  12. Katelyn Fritz says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Charlie is the sexiest model boy ever! And hes a boxer who can knock out anyone, which is super hott! He’s also fuckin awesome, one of the coolest people I know! I’d chose him over anyone else ;)

  13. mike says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 3:54 am

    I’ve heard about him. Hes insane. Another level gorgeous.

  14. LB says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 3:58 am

    AHHHH THOSE EYES!. I have a new hero.

  15. MCLV says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 4:46 am

    F_ _ _ING Great !!!

  16. augusten says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I met Charlie on a shoot in NYC and he’s a great guy. Glad to see him do well… a really sweet dude.

  17. Perish says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Best Model I have seen here in a while.

  18. Jessica says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    He’s Classic. Good find Major.

  19. M says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I read about him in the New York Times story! He seemed cool. I’m happy for him that he finally got on MDC!

  20. ali says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Really special one here. While yes he is a male model; the back story is great. Who wants to work with a “male model.” Hes got everything, the height, the eyes, the lips, the body. Then he can kick ass and take care of kids too? He is the future of the industry. Another note that’s not just booking material… That’s husband material.

  21. Marco says:

    November 3rd, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Charlie is a pleasure to work with, great energy and enthusiasm on set. One of those people that gets everyone else to loosen up, as a photographer, that’s gold.

  22. Matt says:

    November 4th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Hes a New Face? Hes done like 4 campaigns already I have seen him in anyway.

  23. Harrison says:

    November 4th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    What a beautiful beautiful boy.

  24. Mila B. says:

    November 5th, 2011 at 5:51 am

    This is what the world needs. Can someone send me his number?

  25. MissLegacy says:

    November 7th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Way to go Charlie.. u look hott.. LATER FOR THOSE NEGATIVE COMMENTS.. U NEED HATERS SO U CAN PROSPER.. AND THAT U WILLL!!!!!!! U GOT IT ALL.. F**KIN HEY MAN!!! U KICK ASS IN THE RING AND ON THE COVER SCREEN:).. keep up the good work.. i look forward to seeing u on time square billboard soon!!!!

  26. HH says:

    November 8th, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Yes yes yes!Tho 1st pic not so convinced as he looks pretty ordinary to me,but then he’s brilliant in the rest of the photos and polas looks good too.Plus his good back story…no wonder people are crazy about him^^

  27. lauren says:

    December 24th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    … very blah, he’s cute but not male model material.

  28. Katie says:

    December 27th, 2011 at 4:59 am

    His range is incredible. I have seen him in person and he is just one of those people you look at and know “that person is awesome.”

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