Max was shot exclusively for by Rhys Thorpe, with styling by Emma Simmonds, and grooming by Stefano Mazzoleni. Special thanks to Calais Goord.


Max Townsend

Elite London (London)
Also: Elite Milan (Milan), Marilyn Agency (Paris)




Place of Origin:
Exeter, UK

Ethnic Origin:


How discovered:
Meeting a friend at Westfield shopping centre and was approached by a scout from Elite who I didn’t believe was being serious but luckily I was persuaded to give it a go by good old mum.

Favorite things:
Couldn’t live without my music and podcasts to listen to in between castings and journeys and therefore also my Bluetooth headphones.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Frank Ocean’s Endless and Blonde

Favorite movie, tv show:
Being a history nerd anything vaguely historical, love the series Vikings and also classics like Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Sure, anti-perspirant comes in handy…

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I’m not sure, which is why I’m so lucky to be modelling, I know I wouldn’t be happy to settle for something that I wasn’t really passionate about, so I’m keeping my eyes and ears open for any opportunities. I would love to start something up this year alongside the modelling but easier said than done.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Pugs, gaming and ancient history, the definition of cool.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
My first time in Milan this year was an awesome experience, walking for some great brands as well as a fun shoot with Zegna.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Apart from missing my family when I’m away from home, it’s hands down my pugs. We have two, one black and one fawn, who I’m obsessed with.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I’ve casted a lot for Gucci and would love to work for them, but it’s hard to narrow it down as always really excited with whoever I work with.

Place you would love to visit:
I really want to do some work in New York and live there for bit.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Currently obsessed with buying random things from car boot sales for my new flat in London. Also pretty excited that the football season has started.