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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.
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


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Brave Model Management


Barcelona:
View Management


Brussels:
Dominique Models


Los Angeles:
LA Model Management


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.
Jordan Barrett
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Jordan Barrett - Ph: Chris Colls for Frame x Jordan Barrett Collection
Ph: Chris Colls for Frame x Jordan Barrett Collection
New York:
DNA Models


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Talk about inevitable. A hefty social media following, a compelling intensity and some major work (both editorial and commercial) has combined to make the force of nature that's Mr Barrett, one of the hottest male models of the moment. His collaborations for Frame showcase his more creative side while his recurring role as the face of Paco Rabanne's 1 Million Fragrance capitalize his charisma. We expect even more to come from the captivating Aussie.
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


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Gothenburg:
Modellink


Hamburg:
Kult Models


Sydney:
Kult Australia


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.
Wouter Peelen
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Wouter Peelen - Ph: Dan Martensen for Nautica Spring 2019
Ph: Dan Martensen for Nautica Spring 2019
New York:
VNY Models


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Fashion Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Brussels:
Dominique Models


Hamburg:
SPIN Model Management


When a model bursts onto the scene with 3 campaigns and a fragrance contract, you know you have a special face. Wouter is most definitely one of those we'll see around for a while.
Adonis Bosso
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Adonis Bosso - Ph: Sebastian Kim for Todd Snyder Fall 2018
Ph: Sebastian Kim for Todd Snyder Fall 2018
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
MP Paris


London:
Models 1


Milan:
I Love Models Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


Chiseled-cheeked, Adonis is fittingly named. With campaigns this year for Dolce & Gabbana, John Elliott, & Armani Exchange, numerous editorial appearances, and a bevy of shows under his belt this stunner has shown his versatility continues to hold no bounds.
Adrien Sahores
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Adrien Sahores - PH: Johan Sandberg for Gant S/S 19
PH: Johan Sandberg for Gant S/S 19
New York:
Ford Models


Paris:
Premium Models


London:
Models 1


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


Adrien's mesmerizing visage has entranced us since he first appeared on the scene several seasons ago. The soulful eyes and perfect features highlight a mischievous twinkle that comes out every so often in his pics. Givenchy, Lanvin, Prada and now YSL are some of the premium clients who count themselves fans of his presence. That vitality and a fantastic F/W 11 show season, is what's needed to stay at the top in the industry and with the smooth trajectory so far, we predict Adrien will be a long distance runner.
Arthur Gosse
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Arthur Gosse - Ph: for Massimo Dutti
Ph: for Massimo Dutti
New York:
VNY Models


Paris:
MP Paris


London:
Supa Model Management


Milan:
d'management group


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Arthur's meteoric rise, first walking all the top shows and then scoring the McQ campaign by Sims was no surprise to anyone who has met the handsome young Belgian. His classical elegance keeps entrancing brands such as Zara, Trussardi, Gant and Brunello Cucinelli.
Baptiste Radufe
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Baptiste Radufe - Ph: Mario Testino for Michael Kors S/S 18
Ph: Mario Testino for Michael Kors S/S 18
New York:
VNY Models


Paris:
Success Models


Milan:
I Love Models Management


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Cut glass cheekbones, bedroom eyes and a perfect pout frame this beautiful Belgian's visage making him one of the hottest faces in the industry. Consistent bookings keep this young man relevant.
Ben Allen
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Ben Allen - Ph: Gregory Harris for Furla F/W 17
Ph: Gregory Harris for Furla F/W 17
New York:
IMG


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Select Model Management


Barcelona:
View Management


One just has to look at Ben Allen's body of work for the last year and it's obvious that this young British man has something special going for him. Runway work is usually easy to get for a new face but Ben's followed up with serious campaigns for Topman, Dior and some venerable English brands like Aquascutum and Hardy Amies. Throw in a couple of covers and a bunch of cool editorials and it's easy to see why this young gentleman lands among the elite faces of today.
Edward Wilding
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Edward Wilding - Ph: Philippe Vogelenzang for Joop S/S 19
Ph: Philippe Vogelenzang for Joop S/S 19
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
Premium Models


London:
Storm Management


Milan:
Fashion Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


Hamburg:
Kult Models


Edward Wilding's ability to go from 80's sexy male supermodel for Versace to sleek futuristic mannequin for Dior shows his chameleon abilities in front of the camera. Combine that with a fantastic personality and it's easy to see why this British lad's star is on the rise.
Fernando Cabral
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Fernando Cabral - Ph: for Tom Ford S/S 18
Ph: for Tom Ford S/S 18
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


London:
Next London


Milan:
Next Milan


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Brussels:
Dominique Models


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


Los Angeles:
Two Management


São Paulo:
Mega Model Brasil


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Great genes obviously run in the Cabral family. Following in the footsteps of his brother Armando, the younger Fernando has walked for some of the biggest brands in fashion including Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Missoni, Rick Owens and Pringle, just to name a few. His appeal from clients as diverse as these is what makes him one of our favorite newbies on the list.
Filip Hrivnak
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Filip Hrivnak - Ph: Alessio Boni for Cesare Paciotti F/W 18
Ph: Alessio Boni for Cesare Paciotti F/W 18
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
Metropolitan / M Management


London:
Premier Model Management


Milan:
I Love Models Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Brussels:
Dominique Models


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Vienna:
Wiener Models


It’s hard to imagine two worlds farther apart than fashion and professional hockey, but this brooding Slovak has made the transition seamlessly with a start on the runway for Givenchy last summer. A Vogue Hommes International cover paired him up with Mert and Marcus, who also shot him for 2 Versace campaigns.
Hao Yun Xiang
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Hao Yun Xiang - Ph: for Massimo Dutti 'Chinese New Year' Spring 2018
Ph: for Massimo Dutti 'Chinese New Year' Spring 2018
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


Milan:
Next Milan


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Beijing:
Instar Model Management


Beijing:
Instar Model Management


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


Los Angeles:
Two Management


Among the recent rise of Asian male models, few faces have had quite the impact of Hao Yun Xiang, who made an early mark appearing in Karl Lagerfeld’s Fall 2012 campaign images for Dior Homme. His square-jawed, masculine appeal has led to runway appearances for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, J.Crew, Raf Simons, and Hermès, as well as consistent work for the burgeoning menswear magazine market in his native China,
Hugo Sauzay
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Hugo Sauzay - Photo: Alistair Young for Brunello Cucinelli S/S 19
Photo: Alistair Young for Brunello Cucinelli S/S 19
Paris:
Success Models


London:
Wilhelmina London


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


Hamburg:
M4 Models


Season after season, for over a decade, Hugo delivers to loyal clients who want that "je ne sais quoi" quality of this handsome Frenchman. De Fursac, Massimo Dutti and now Brunello Cucinelli are some of the high end men's brands who've signed on.
Janis Ancens
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Janis Ancens - Ph: Brent Chua for Manifesto Spring 2015
Ph: Brent Chua for Manifesto Spring 2015
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Next London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Le Management


Tokyo:
Bon Image Corp.


This young Latvian quietly accrued steady clients for the past 7 years. From Bottega Veneta to Michael Kors to Todd Snyder, his chiseled handsomeness appeals to a wide spectrum of the business.
Jegor Venned
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Jegor Venned - Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Mango F/W 17
Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Mango F/W 17
Copenhagen:
Two Management


Los Angeles:
Two Management


After a year making his mark on the runway circuit in 2015, this soft-featured Faroese reached a new level in Fall 2016, with Sølve Sundsbø’s artfully informal cover for Vogue Hommes International and campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana and Z Zegna’s fragrance. He kicked 2017 off with Mert & Marcus’s ads for Givenchy and followed up with a striking Fall season in sharp black-and-white for Emporio Armani and two Tom Ford campaigns, one by Mario Sorrenti and the other by Inez & Vinoodh.
Luka Sabbat
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Luka Sabbat - Ph: for Evian #liveyoung Fall 2018 Campaign
Ph: for Evian #liveyoung Fall 2018 Campaign
With his eye-catching dreads, sharp personal style, and cheeky personality, it’s no surprise this young model-slash-slash-actor has plenty of bankability and social-media power. With campaigns for ck2 , Hugo and Tommy Hilfiger Denim, Sabbat built on his CV with an appearance in Dolce & Gabbana’s millennials campaign. His continued work with brands both high end and super commercial, along with his work on the television show Grown-ish bode well for a long lasting career
Mathias Lauridsen
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Mathias Lauridsen - Ph: Christian Macdonald for Zara F/W 18
Ph: Christian Macdonald for Zara F/W 18
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Premium Models


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Kult Models


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.
Mikkel Jensen
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Mikkel Jensen - Ph: Hunter & Gatti for Boss Green F/W 15
Ph: Hunter & Gatti for Boss Green F/W 15
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Success Models


London:
Models 1


Barcelona:
View Management


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Kult Models


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Mikkel Jensen's a model you can't help but notice: his classic Nordic features are timeless, and his artful array of tattoos will ensure you don't forget about him. The great Dane largely attracted attention for editorials in Vogue Hommes Japan and from there, transitioned to the runway. Mikkel has walked high profile shows as Givenchy, Mugler, and Calvin Klein, and with this season's
Miles McMillan
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Miles McMillan - Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Giuseppe Zanotti F/W 17
Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Giuseppe Zanotti F/W 17
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Success Models


London:
IMG London


Milan:
IMG Milano


Barcelona:
View Management


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


With his uber cool look, his artistic sensibilities and his engaging personality, it's no surprise that this young man is one of the most coveted models of the season. All the coolest shows lined up to book him and campaigns for Topshop/Paul Smith just cement his status as the hot kid in town.
Mitchell Slaggert
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Mitchell Slaggert - Ph: Arnaldo Anaya Lucca for models.com Summer 2016
Ph: Arnaldo Anaya Lucca for models.com Summer 2016
New York:
DNA Models


London:
Models 1


A Calvin Klein favorite since he first appeared on their Spring 2016 runway, this all-American Georgia native has lent his leading-man good looks to the brand’s latest underwear campaign by David Sims and its Performance fragrance ad, as well as last season’s DSquared ads lensed by Mert & Marcus.
Noah Mills
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Noah Mills - Ph: Mario Testino for Dolce Gabbana Pour Homme Fragrance 2012
Ph: Mario Testino for Dolce Gabbana Pour Homme Fragrance 2012
New York:
IMG


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Los Angeles:
IMG Los Angeles


Munich:
Louisa Models


Sydney:
IMG Australia


As one of the most consistently booked men Noah Mills holds the record for repeat performances. As a standard in ads for Dolce & Gabbana, Mills' face is familiar to anyone who loves fashion. With his newfound success in films like Sex and the City 2, Noah is on the path towards becoming a household name, in and out of the fashion world.
RJ King
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RJ King - Ph: Matthew Brookes for Man of the World
Ph: Matthew Brookes for Man of the World
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Bananas Models


London:
Wilhelmina London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Modelwerk


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


Sydney:
Kult Australia


An editorial favorite since getting his start back in 2011, this St. Louis native made a splash appearing alongside Linda Evangelist last summer on the cover of Vogue Italia’s 25th-anniversary issue shot by Steven Meisel. He’s been a member of the charming Tommy Hilfiger campaign family since last Fall and has been having a strong editorial showing this year, appearing in VMAN, Man of the World, and on Vogue Italia’s July cover again.
Sheani Gist
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Sheani Gist - Ph: for H&M Lookbook F/W 17
Ph: for H&M Lookbook F/W 17
New York:
Red Model Management


Milan:
Brave Model Management


As a longtime favorite of edgy brands like Alexander Wang, Public School, and Tim Coppens, this native New Yorker has demonstrated longterm runway chops for all of his hometown’s coolest brands. Recent appearances in lookbooks for John Varvatos and Tommy Hilfiger prove that he has a range to offer.
Simon Nessman
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Simon Nessman - Ph: Alasdair McLellan for Calvin Klein Jeans Denim Series 2015
Ph: Alasdair McLellan for Calvin Klein Jeans Denim Series 2015
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
Premium Models


London:
Storm Management


Milan:
I Love Models Management


Brussels:
Dominique Models


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Kult Models


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Vienna:
Wiener Models


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.
Will Chalker
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Will Chalker - Photo: Blair Getz Mezibov for Belstaff F/W 18
Photo: Blair Getz Mezibov for Belstaff F/W 18
New York:
IMG


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Fashion Model Management


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Copenhagen:
Unique Models


Los Angeles:
LA Model Management


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


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.