2011’s Top Men

Models.com’s Top Men of 2011

While we obviously love a male model just as much as the rest of the fashion crowd, if you ask the average person outside of the industry to name the the top mens’ faces, chances are you’ll be met with a very blank stare. It takes a special combination of beauty, charisma and the right amount of “hype” to stand out to this tough audience. Meet our favorite male faces of 2011 who rose above this very crowded field.

Andrej Pejic for Out Magazine by Gavin Bond

Andrej Pejic

Already on many top lists of 2011, Andrej's list of achievements this year were notable. As the poster model for androgynous beauty; his 10+ covers, walking as the bride for Jean Paul Gaultier, meeting with the Queen of England and most recently his lingerie campaign for HEMA, catapulted Andrej to the forefront of the public's consciousness. Did you know he's our most Facebook liked model (with over 4,500 Likes as of this writing) out of the 2,500 models in our database (and even beats out Gisele and Kate!).

David Gandy, image from Details Magazine by Norman Jean Roy

David Gandy

For fans of the classical ideal of male beauty, David Gandy comes closest to resembling the Greek gods of ancient times. His multiple campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana guarantee a look at either his sculptured body, his impressively square jawed visage or if we're lucky, both. The British model scored a coup this fall with the November solo cover of Details Magazine, a magazine normally fronted by heavy hitters in Hollywood or music. Quite a responsibility to be the face of "America's New Male Body Obsession" but we think David can most definitely handle the job!

Baptiste Giabiconi by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi F/W 11

Baptiste Giabiconi

Never has there been as much controversy as when we made Baptiste our #1 male model in 2009. In between working non stop with Mr Lagerfeld, Baptiste managed to squeeze in a music video (Showtime) and appearances this year on France's Dancing with the Stars. His work ethic and the gusto which which he throws himself into any project has certainly made an impression on those outside the fashion world.

Noah Mills by Giampaolo Sgura for Antidote Magazine

Noah Mills

We've literally watched Noah grow up behind the camera since his appearance as model of the week back in 2003. While many male models dream of going into acting, rare are the few who straddle both arenas of fashion and film as adroitly as Mr Mills. Noah's role in last year's Sex and the City movie and in this year's popular TV series, 2 Broke Girls combined with his continued presence in campaigns like Tommy Hilfiger make him a star with unique crossover appeal.

Sean O'Pry by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

Sean O’Pry

A fixture on the scene since 2007, Sean O's face reeks of high fashion and male glamour. His impressive list of clients and photographers with whom he's worked includes almost every blue chip name you can think of in a mere 4 years. We made him our #1 male model in Fall 2011 just as he came out with one of the most coveted jobs in male modeling, a solo fragrance contract.

Rob Evans by Steven Meisel for cK one Jeans F/W 11

Rob Evans

Yes Rob achieved major fashion cred this year with appearances in Givenchy and Calvin Klein's campaigns but what sets this English young man apart is his movie star handsome face combined with the ridiculously athletic body of the boxer that he is. His public appearances at Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief and for Calvin Klein prove he's a unique face that intrigues both brands and the public.

River Viiperi by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Versace for H&M F/W 11

River Viiperi

River is that newest breed of model, the one who realizes the importance of new media. There are others who are just as popular, but there is no other male model at this moment who engages as much with his legion of fans as River. From his Facebook page to his blog to his Twitter, we salute the charismatic Spanish star for his understanding of the active role that models must play in their professional career.

  1. Clement came and conquered! He ruled 2011 and you know it!
    lol j/k lol

  2. River’s outfit – u get dizzy looking at it – like an urban disorienting camouflage. and Andrej? wow… never heard of him before but he sure pulls off drag in spades.

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