Oliver was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Michael Falgren, with styling by Maria Angelova and grooming by Mads Stig. Special thanks to Anja Gildum and Benjamin Drøscher.


Oliver Houlby

2pm Model Management (Copenhagen)
d’management group (Milan)
New Madison (Paris)
Supa Model Management (London)

20 years

188,5 cm (6’2.5″)


Place of Origin:
Allinge Bornholm, Denmark

Ethnic Origin:
Danish but I have some Swedish blood through my father’s side of the family


How discovered:
My father and I were on a bus in Copenhagen only going for 2 stops and then Benjamin from 2pm scouted me.

What was your first modeling job?
My first shoot was for Dust Magazine in London but my first show was for Prada, and yes, I was so excited but also so scared.

Favorite things:
Favorite things. I don’t know. There is always stuff like your phone, shoes and underwear but there aren’t any material things I couldn’t live without, I guess.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I enjoy a lot of Danish underground rap. But my music taste is wide. At the moment I listen pretty much to Artigeardit, Mund de Carlo og Pede B.

Favorite movie, tv show:
I really can’t decide which one. But Game Of Thrones and Vikings are really great TV shows. Especially Vikings that represents where I come from.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Nike is pretty cool. I have always worn Nike a lot and enjoy their items.

What were you doing before modeling?
5 days before I got scouted in the bus I worked a year and a half as a carpenter. But my hips and back couldn’t take the heavy weights in bad positions all day long. Kinda meant to be.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I really don’t know. I guess don’t know myself yet.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I’m the worst at being homesick but I love that about me. It means that I really love my family and friends. Not so macho. But feelings are alright. You just gotta have the control.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
My favorite experience was the shooting for models.com. It was the nicest people and the best photographer ever. It was this nice old military base where we shot near an abandoned swimming pool and sport facilities. It is in fact now used to house immigrants. The day was long but seriously funny and exciting.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
My home houses Denmark’s best nature and is really populated in the summer. If you are just a little down with nature Bornholm is something for you.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Of all the brands that I have met, Christian Dior is the brand I really really hope that wants me. I would love working with Dior.

Place you would love to visit:
There are so many places I wanna go. I have never been able to travel much, so yeah, there are too many places I want to go. But a top 3 may be: New York, Easter Island, Hawaii.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I got my Siberian Husky 5 months ago so I spend my time with him, and of course my family, friends and girlfriend.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Stay true. Stay cool. In any situation you go through. Be the coolest. Be the truest. Stay true in what you mean and believe. Stay the coolest no matter the outcome. Respect what happened, happens or is going to happen. Be your own good fortune.