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The Money Guys
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Modeling is a fickle profession. Faces of the moment come and go in quick succession and rarely does anyone stand the test of time, but for the few who do special acknowledgment is deserved. It takes more than looks to make it into male modeling's top leagues; it takes tenacity, personality, drive and the backing of elite clients. Certain men have all that and then some and where they go, the big bucks follow. With their impeccable portfolios and time tested appeal, these are the men clients request by name - MDC presents, The Money Guys.
Adam Senn
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Adam Senn - Ph: Mariano Vivanco for Dolce & Gabbana Sport S/S 12 Fragrance Contract
Ph: Mariano Vivanco for Dolce & Gabbana Sport S/S 12 Fragrance Contract
New York:
IMG


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
View Management


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Paris:
New Madison


Hamburg:
PMA


Who knew that this skateboarding teenager, seen here on his models.com MOTW appearance would end up as one of the industry's most consistent faces. Handsome, funny, charming and smart as a whip, Adam and his longevity is no surprise to those who know him. Aspiring male models take notes!
David Gandy
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David Gandy - Ph: for Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Fragrance 2011
Ph: for Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Fragrance 2011
New York:
Ford Models


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Barcelona:
View Management


Paris:
New Madison


As the signature Dolce man, David Gandy has been the striking face behind the brand's popular Light Blue fragrance, as well as the star of nearly all their recent ad campaigns. With a consistently blue-chip editorial portfolio and the resident male model blogger for British Vogue, it's no wonder Gandy is always at the top of the heap.
Jon Kortajarena
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Jon Kortajarena - Ph: Mario Sorrenti Bulgari Fragrance 2014
Ph: Mario Sorrenti Bulgari Fragrance 2014
New York:
IMG


London:
Next London


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Barcelona:
View Management


Paris:
Success Models


Known for his engaging presence, natural elegance and unquestionable sex appeal, Jon K has become the go to guy for campaigns in need of a little carnality. From his first appearance for Versace in the early 00's to his long term work for Tom Ford and seemingly endless portfolio of editorial work, Jon has carved out an impressive niche for himself this past decade.
Lars Burmeister
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Lars Burmeister - Ph: for Givenchy Pour Homme Fragrance 2014
Ph: for Givenchy Pour Homme Fragrance 2014
New York:
Ford Models


London:
Models 1


Milan:
Elite Milan


Tokyo:
Bon Image Corp.


Sydney:
Priscilla's Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Hamburg:
SPIN Model Management


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


Paris:
New Madison


Lars Burmeister's classic Teutonic good looks has won him a loyal following with clients and fans alike since 2004. Scoring one of the most visible and lucrative multi year campaign contracts in the world (Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Gio in 2007) and repeat seasons as the face of Hugo Boss show that while fads in modeling come and go, Lars' brand of handsomeness remains eternal.
Mathias Lauridsen
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Mathias Lauridsen - Ph: Ralph Gibson for Bottega Veneta F/W 13
Ph: Ralph Gibson for Bottega Veneta F/W 13
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Premium Models


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Gothenburg:
Avenue Modeller


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


One of the most consistent male models in the last decade, Mathias has flourished as male modeling's all purpose man, mastering the art of runway, editorials AND campaigns. Logging multiple campaigns for many seasons (Dior, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Hermes, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Givenchy, Missoni) as well as 2 fragrances (Paul Smith and Gucci) this man is the very definition of "fixture" in the male modeling business.
Michael Gstoettner
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Michael Gstoettner - Ph: Mario Testino for Versace Fragrance 2009
Ph: Mario Testino for Versace Fragrance 2009
New York:
Ford Models


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Paris:
New Madison


Hamburg:
SPIN Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


The rise of Michael Gstoettner, a firefighter from Vienna, proves that there will always be a market for gloriously handsome models who look, not like boys, but like men in the classic tradition. With 4 campaigns out his first season last fall and a renewal of the Versace fragrance this spring, expect Mr Gstoettner to be around for a while.
Myles Crosby
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Myles Crosby - Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Calvin Klein Euphoria Fragrance Contract 2013
Ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for Calvin Klein Euphoria Fragrance Contract 2013
New York:
VNY Model Management


When a model's first three bookings are a trio of Calvin Klein campaigns, followed by an additional 2 for CK the subsequent season, you know this young American is a very special face indeed. The Calvin Euphoria contract is sure to keep this face at the forefront of people's minds.
Ryan Heavyside
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Ryan Heavyside - Photo: Bruce Weber for Ralph Lauren Fragrance 2014
Photo: Bruce Weber for Ralph Lauren Fragrance 2014
New York:
Ford Models


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Milan:
d'management group


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


This former world class surfer divides his time between the beach and the photo-sets of NY and California. His recent campaign for Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Fragrance is a dramatic affair indeed.
Sam Webb
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Sam Webb - Ph: for H&M January 2014
Ph: for H&M January 2014
London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Paris:
New Madison


Barcelona:
View Management


This British young man's great energy and look has been popular with all the right clients since his first appearance on the scene in 2009. Work with clients like Dolce Gabbana, H&M and Next and a long running Diesel fragrance keeps his charts always full.
Simon Nessman
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Simon Nessman - Ph: Bruce Weber for Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza 2013
Ph: Bruce Weber for Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza 2013
London:
Storm Model Management


Paris:
Premium Models


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


New York:
Soul Artist Management


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Few models have the consistency and longevity of the iconic Simon Nessman. Since his start in 2007, the Canadian superstar has shown up on nearly every runway and in every magazine imaginable, not to mention his countless campaigns for the likes of Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Versace, Ralph Lauren, and D&G. The soft-spoken surfer is one of the few male models who can safely be said to have crossed over into the mainstream, his face recognizable from numerous billboards and magazine pages and even Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" video. His position at the top of the industry was cemented last year with the launch of his multiyear contract as the face of Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Giò Essenza, in a stunning black-and-white photo by the legendary Bruce Weber. His run of six seasons so far as the face of Michael Kors proves that he has many loyal fans in the industry, exactly what you would expect from our new number-one Money Guy. We're looking forward to even brighter heights for Simon in the years to come.
Andrew Cooper
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Andrew Cooper - Ph: Annie Leibovitz for Dunhill F/W 14
Ph: Annie Leibovitz for Dunhill F/W 14
New York:
IMG


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
View Management


Sydney:
Priscilla's Model Management


Paris:
New Madison


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Elegant and refined are just one of the many sides of this young British man so popular with the top clients The amazing breadth of his client base is a testament to Mr. Cooper's versatility but his Diet Coke campaign may have the one job that caused a world wide frenzy.
Corey Baptiste
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Corey Baptiste - Ph: Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca for Polo S/S 14
Ph: Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca for Polo S/S 14
New York:
VNY Model Management


London:
FM Agency


Milan:
d'management group


The chiseled jaw, the perfect skin, the ideal fit; the young American Corey Baptiste has it all. So evident was this that the major big brands, have been booking him pretty much nonstop since he first appeared on the scene. Looks like a long distance runner, this gorgeous one.
Cory Bond
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Cory Bond - Ph: Norman Jean Roy for Jones New York Fall 2014
Ph: Norman Jean Roy for Jones New York Fall 2014
Paris:
Premium Models


Los Angeles:
DT Model Management


New York:
Soul Artist Management


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Toronto:
Elmer Olsen Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Cory's classical features and easy going, professional personality generates loyal clients who know he always delivers. Appearing in this spring's Mikael Jansson lensed Banana Republic campaign alongside his wife and fellow model Bekah Jenkins, Cory was in his element.
Dave Genat
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Dave Genat - Ph: Mario Testino for Massimo Dutti F/W 13
Ph: Mario Testino for Massimo Dutti F/W 13
New York:
Ford Models


Paris:
Success Models


Hamburg:
SPIN Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


The Aussie star first appeared on the big scene in 2008. In the years since then, he's worked with some of the best of the commercial big brands.
Garrett Neff
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Garrett Neff - Ph: for Zegna Sport S/S 14
Ph: for Zegna Sport S/S 14
New York:
IMG


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Sao Paulo:
Way Model Management


Paris:
Success Models


Is there a more perfect body than Garrett Neff's? Calvin Klein didn't think so and anointed him their front man for their MAN fragrance contract 2 years in a row. His continuous success lies in the full package that is Mr. Neff. Great hair? Check. Great face? Check. Perfect body? Check and double check. His new campaign with Ferragamo continues this trend of perfection.
George Alsford
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George Alsford - Ph: Solve Sundsbo for Giorgio Armani F/W 14
Ph: Solve Sundsbo for Giorgio Armani F/W 14
London:
Select Model Management


Sydney:
Priscilla's Model Management


Milan:
d'management group


Four big money jobs in a year is the stuff of male modeling dreams. Mr Alsford must be doing something right to get the attention of those storied brands.
Harvey Newton-Haydon
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Harvey Newton-Haydon - Ph: Peter Lindbergh for Boss Orange F/W 14
Ph: Peter Lindbergh for Boss Orange F/W 14
London:
Next London


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Paris:
New Madison


Some models explode onto the scene and then fizzle after a few seasons. British face Harvey has taken the directly opposite route, starting slow yet garnering an impressive number of ad campaigns especially in the past 2 years. In an industry where ads are the end goal, Harvey looks to be a promising long distance runner.
Justice Joslin
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Justice Joslin - Ph: Matt Albiani for Nautica S/S 14
Ph: Matt Albiani for Nautica S/S 14
New York:
Ford Models


London:
Select Model Management


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Milan:
d'management group


Paris:
New Madison


With movie star good looks, is it a surprise to see Justice sweeping up the campaigns? This actor/model has a presence that the camera just loves.
Justin Hopwood
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Justin Hopwood - Ph: Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca for Polo S/S 14
Ph: Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca for Polo S/S 14
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


You have to hand it to a young man who books Ralph Lauren season after season. That, combined with just the right amount of cool editorials a couple of times a year ensures that Mr Hopwood is always busy.
Max Rogers
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Max Rogers - Ph: for Bloomingdale's
Ph: for Bloomingdale's
Paris:
MGM


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Hamburg:
PMA


New York:
Soul Artist Management


From his first big appearances on GQ Style and Vogue Italia covers to his longtime work with Tommy Hilfiger, Max has spanned the breadth of the industry. This chameleon ability to give the client exactly what they want is a rare thing indeed.
Thiago Santos
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Thiago Santos - ph: Mark Seliger for Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Fall 2012
ph: Mark Seliger for Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Fall 2012
New York:
New York Model Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Los Angeles:
LA Models


Sao Paulo:
Way Model Management


Hamburg:
Mega Model Agency


Toronto:
Elmer Olsen Model Management


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Paris:
Bananas


London:
FM Agency


With his megawatt smile and easy going manner it's easy to see why the top money clients continually rebook this beautiful Brazilian. What sets Thiago apart is that the high end brands like Hermes and Martin Margiela still use him, years after his start, proving that his versatility is one of a kind.
Tobias Sorensen
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Tobias Sorensen - Ph: Alex Franco for Versace Watches F/W 12
Ph: Alex Franco for Versace Watches F/W 12
New York:
VNY Model Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Brussels:
IMM Bruxelles


Stockholm:
Modellink


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


The Dane with the rakish scar has been a constant presence in editorials, shows and campaigns. His continual work with clients like DKNY, Versace and Hugo Boss show his versatility. Tall, dark and handsome is still tops in the game.
Tyson Ballou
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Tyson Ballou - Ph: Mikael Jansson for H&M Winter 2012
Ph: Mikael Jansson for H&M Winter 2012
New York:
IMG


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Paris:
Success Models


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Hamburg:
PMA


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Since his discovery at the tender age of 15, Tyson has been one of male modeling's stars. With stints for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Versace and Dolce Tyson is a bonafide campaign icon, but his ongoing editorial work is consistently blue chip as well. Open up an issue of Hercules, VMan or Details and you're sure to see Tyson's handsome face staring back at you.
Will Chalker
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Will Chalker - Photo: Craig McDean for Coach S/S 14
Photo: Craig McDean for Coach S/S 14
New York:
New York Model Management


London:
Models 1


Paris:
MGM


Milan:
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT


Los Angeles:
LA Models


Hamburg:
Mega Model Agency


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


This charismatic English gentleman remains one of the top choices for all the big money clients. To maintain that high calibre of clientele is an impressive feat.
Zhao Lei
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Zhao Lei - Ph: for Hugo Boss S/S 14
Ph: for Hugo Boss S/S 14
New York:
Ford Models


Paris:
Success Models


Barcelona:
View Management


Milan:
d'management group


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Zhao Lei's been a constant presence on the scene ever since his Prada S/S 10 campaign. A regular mainstay at the shows and continuous appearances in all the super cool magazines make Zhao a must have model for the serious fashion crowd.