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The Hot List (Men)
How The Hot List (Men) list works
The Hot List is a curated lineup of the most in-demand newcomers in the business. These are the guys who conquered the runways, snagged spots in the very best campaigns and lookbooks and made editorial waves in top tier magazines - all within a season or two. Consider this the scoreboard for fashion rookies and foreshadowing for the Top 50. These young lads are the future, the next generation, the first round draft picks of the modeling industry. Before you can make it to the big leagues of the Top 50, you prove your stuff here.

Benno Bulang
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Benno Bulang - Ph: Ben Toms for MSGM 2016
Ph: Ben Toms for MSGM 2016
Cologne:
Tomorrow Is Another Day


After making his début as a Spring 2016 exclusive for Prada, this elegant German quickly became a frequent subject of Willy Vanderperre’s and a runway favorite. Campaigns for Lanvin, APC, and Just Cavalli last season helped mark his ascent to the next level of his career.
Bertold Zahoran
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Bertold Zahoran - Ph: Bruce Weber for V Magazine 2016
Ph: Bruce Weber for V Magazine 2016
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
Success Models


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Sydney:
Kult Australia


With both Hedi Slimane and Bruce Weber as fans, this classically handsome Hungarian has been a fixture since opening the Givenchy Fall 2014 show as an exclusive. Now studying in New York, his campaigns last Fall for Versace and Polo Ralph Lauren demonstrate the breadth of his appeal.
Christopher Fernandez
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Christopher Fernandez - Ph: for Urban Outfitters/Fila Spring 2017
Ph: for Urban Outfitters/Fila Spring 2017
New York:
Muse Management


With his voluminous hair, this lifelong New Yorker has been a standout on runways for Alexander Wang, Coach, and Rag & Bone, a last year found himself in Vogue Italia by Mario Sorrenti, Dazed, Wonderland, and Interview. With Adidas and Alexander Wang lookbooks under his belt, he breaks into the campaign market this season by rebooking both in one go as the face of Adidas by Alexander Wang.
Connor Newall
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Connor Newall - Ph: for Metal Autumn/Winter 2016
Ph: for Metal Autumn/Winter 2016
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Wilhelmina London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


With his oversized ears and cheeky smile, this boyish Scot has quickly become an editorial star, appearing on the covers of Client, 10 Men, and Varon this year as well as other shoots by Steven Meisel, Mert & Marcus, and Boo George.
David Trulík
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David Trulík - Ph: Suffo Moncloa for 10 Men F/W 16
Ph: Suffo Moncloa for 10 Men F/W 16
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
New Madison


Milan:
INDEPENDENT MODEL MANAGEMENT


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Hamburg:
M4 Models


After closing Louis Vuitton in January, this toned Slovak has appeared in Vogue Hommes International and Another Man, and makes his campaign début as none other than the face of Louis Vuitton in Alasdair McLellan’s Fall campaign for the French house.
Diego Villarreal
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Diego Villarreal - Ph: Steven Klein for Alexander Wang S/S 16
Ph: Steven Klein for Alexander Wang S/S 16
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
Bananas Models


Milan:
I LOVE Models Management


Los Angeles:
VISION Los Angeles


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


With his buzz cut and bushy eyebrows, this brooding Spaniard is a natural fit for brands like Balmain, Diesel, Alexander Wang, and Givenchy, appearing in campaigns for the last two this year, by Steven Klein and Mert & Marcus, respectively.
Dudley O'Shaughnessy
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Dudley O'Shaughnessy - Ph: for Balmain x H&M 2015 Lookbook
Ph: for Balmain x H&M 2015 Lookbook
New York:
Red Model Management


London:
Next London


Milan:
d'management group


Hamburg:
PMA


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Miami:
Next Miami


Already familiar to pop fans for his turn in Rihanna’s “We Found Love” video, this British boxer has been a favorite of Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing since last year, showing up in the brand’s shows and looksbooks and now the latest campaign by Steven Klein.
Dylan Fender
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Dylan Fender - Ph: Bjarne Jonasson for Interview
Ph: Bjarne Jonasson for Interview
New York:
Fusion Models


Paris:
Bananas Models


Milan:
d'management group


After making his runway debut with a notable New York season a year ago, this Californian made his mark as a Prada exclusive his first time in Europe last June. With appearances in Interview and Vogue Italia and a Fall 2017 show season that saw him on all the top runways, he cements his new status in the latest Prada campaign by Willy Vanderperre.
Elias de Poot
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Elias de Poot - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Zara Men Fall 2016
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Zara Men Fall 2016
Having appeared on most of the major runways in 2016, including closing Louis Vuitton as an exclusive in his first season, this sharp-featured Belgian repeated in back-to-back Zara campaigns last year. He added Hugo Boss and Etro ads to his list as well and kicked off 2017 with another strong show season.
Erik van Gils
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Erik van Gils - Ph: Steven Meisel for Coach S/S 17
Ph: Steven Meisel for Coach S/S 17
New York:
Re:Quest Model Management NY


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


London:
Next London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Part of the new wave of Dutch models, this curly-haired star has been a runway favorite since making his debut as a Prada exclusive during the Spring 2015 show. In the years since, he has popped up in Another Man, VMan, 10 Men, and Vogue Italia, along with all the key fashion shows. After booking Coach and Moschino ads this season, a fresh haircut courtesy of Raf Simons offers a new refresh of his appeal.
Hamid Onifade
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Hamid Onifade - Ph: Mikael Jansson for Gap F/W 15
Ph: Mikael Jansson for Gap F/W 15
New York:
Red Model Management


London:
AMCK Models


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Los Angeles:
Two Management


After an appearance in Calvin Klein’s show in January, Onifade has been a favorite of Details, one of the newest faces to appear along with thirty other models on the September cover. A spot in Mikael Jansson’s latest Gap ads demonstrates his big-brand potential.
Hannes Gobeyn
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Hannes Gobeyn - Ph: Daniel Riera for Theory S/S 16
Ph: Daniel Riera for Theory S/S 16
New York:
VNY Models


Paris:
MP Paris


London:
The Squad


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


After opening Valentino for his first show last summer, this fresh-faced Belgian has logged appearances in Fantastic Man, GQ Style UK, and lookbooks for Michael Kors and Zara. A spot on Cerruti’s sportswear campaign this past Spring helped him land the label’s main ads for Fall.
Jack Chambers
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Jack Chambers - Ph: Kira Bunse for Museum Magazine Fall 2016
Ph: Kira Bunse for Museum Magazine Fall 2016
Paris:
Success Models


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Amsterdam:
Elite Amsterdam


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Long a runway staple—and a former Top Newcomer—this sharp-featured Brit became one of the faces of Alessandro Michele’s new Gucci this year in the house’s Prefall campaign by Glen Luchford.
Jegor Venned
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Jegor Venned - Ph: Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Hommes F/W 16 Cover
Ph: Solve Sundsbo for Vogue Hommes F/W 16 Cover
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


A runway star throughout 2015 and 2016, this Faroese made a big impression last Fall, with the cover of Vogue Hommes International by Sølve Sundsbø and an appearance in ads for Dolce & Gabbana and the Z Zegna fragrance. He cements his blue-chip status in Givenchy’s new campaign this Spring by Mert and Marcus.
Luka Sabbat
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Luka Sabbat - Ph: Damien Kim for Ovadia & Sons F/W 16
Ph: Damien Kim for Ovadia & Sons F/W 16
New York:
Re:Quest Model Management NY


With his eye-catching dreads, sharp personal style, and cheeky personality, it’s no surprise this young model-slash-stylist has plenty of social-media power. With campaigns for ck2 and Tommy Hilfiger Denim last year, Sabbat builds on his CV with an appearance in Dolce & Gabbana’s millennials campaign this season.
Masao Parris
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Masao Parris - Ph: Philip Riches for L'Officiel Hommes Netherlands
Ph: Philip Riches for L'Officiel Hommes Netherlands
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Success Models


Milan:
d'management group


Proving there is power in quality over quantity, this Dutchman continued to gain notice ever since his start walking as a Spring 2017 Prada exclusive last summer. He walked for Prada again and Givenchy this past January, and now appears in Willy Vanderperre’s latest ads for Prada.
Matthew Noszka
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Matthew Noszka - Ph: Mert and Marcus for Dsquared2 S/S 17
Ph: Mert and Marcus for Dsquared2 S/S 17
New York:
Women / 360


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Discovered on Instagram, this basketballing Pennsylvanian has since fronted Wonderland Magazine and walked for Balmain, Moschino, and Jeremy Scott. This season, he brings his blond, all-American appeal to campaigns for DSquared by Mert and Marcus, Just Cavalli, and Ports, as well as a Vogue Hommes feature lensed by Alasdair McLellan.
Michael Lockley
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Michael Lockley - Ph: Daniel Jackson for i-D Magazine S/S 15
Ph: Daniel Jackson for i-D Magazine S/S 15
New York:
Red Model Management


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


London:
Next London


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Tokyo:
Bon Image Corp.


With his soft lips and iconic Afro, it’s not hard to see why this young American has made such a stir on social media. After walking for Louis Vuitton in his first season in January, he popped up in i-D and made the rounds for Spring 2016 from Jil Sander and Tom Ford to Neil Barrett and Kenzo, finding time for a Coach lookbook along the way.
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Naleye
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Naleye - PH: Txema Yeste for Redken 2016
PH: Txema Yeste for Redken 2016
New York:
Re:Quest Model Management NY


Paris:
Elite Paris


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Le Management


Hamburg:
PMA


Los Angeles:
Two Management


He may not be brand new to the world of modeling, but recently this diverse Dutchman’s bohemian, multi-culti style has been gaining traction. From the pages of American Vogue to the Juergen Teller lensed Vivienne Westwood S/S 16 campaign, nonchalant Naleye is beginning to make a real name for himself.
Nathaniel Visser
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Nathaniel Visser - Ph: Greg Swales for Archetype Magazine
Ph: Greg Swales for Archetype Magazine
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
New Madison


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
d'management group


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Hamburg:
Kult Model Agency


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Nathaniel Visser's rise to the top started with a Calvin Klein show exclusive in 2013 and has steadily gained momentum, by walking in top shows and showing up in the coolest men's magazines. His appearance in this spring's Versace campaign reveal that this gorgeous Aussie is only getting better with time!
Noma Han
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Noma Han - Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein F/W 15
Ph: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein F/W 15
New York:
Fusion Models


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


Seoul:
ESteem Models


A longtime industry stalwart, this cool Korean and tattoo artist caps a long run of major editorials and runway appearances with campaigns this season for Calvin Klein Jeans and Lane Crawford.
Paul Hameline
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Paul Hameline - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dazed & Confused S/S 16 Cover
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Dazed & Confused S/S 16 Cover
New York:
The Lions


Paris:
Success Models


A runway favorite of edgy brands like Vetements and Hood by Air for his soft, androgynous appeal, this Parisian has graduated to the big time recently with shoots with Collier Schorr and Paolo Roversi and an appearance in Prada’s new campaign by Willy Vanderperre.
Roberto Sipos
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Roberto Sipos - Ph: Nagi Sakai for Vogue Man Ukraine F/W 16
Ph: Nagi Sakai for Vogue Man Ukraine F/W 16
New York:
Soul Artist Management


Paris:
Bananas Models


London:
Models 1


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


Sydney:
Kult Australia


Tokyo:
Bravo Models


This energetic Romanian has not lacked for work in his years in the industry, with a powerful run of runway appearances and editorials in i-D, Hero, Hercules, and Interview. He gains another blue-chip client in fall's Perry Ellis, appearing in the brand’s ads and in spring's Zara Men's campaign.
Serge Rigvava
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Serge Rigvava - Ph: Paul Morel for models.com 2015
Ph: Paul Morel for models.com 2015
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


Paris:
Elite Paris


London:
Elite London


Milan:
Elite Milan


Barcelona:
Elite Spain


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
PMA


Stockholm:
MP Stockholm


Tokyo:
Donna Models


After a handful of key shows for his first season last summer, this German art student has appeared on nearly every important runway in Europe this year. He follows up an appearance in Inez & Vinoodh’s Spring Ermenegildo Zegna campaign with his turn in front of David Bailey’s camera for Valentino this Fall.
Sheani Gist
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Sheani Gist - Ph: Charlotte Wales for Area Resort 2017
Ph: Charlotte Wales for Area Resort 2017
New York:
Red 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.
Tim Dibble
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Tim Dibble - Ph: Harley Weir for Missoni S/S 17
Ph: Harley Weir for Missoni S/S 17
New York:
IMG


Paris:
Success Models


London:
Models 1


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


With a first Fall 2015 season that saw him walking for Prada, Raf Simons, Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, and Lanvin, this soft-spoken Brit has quickly made his mark in the industry. Last year found him in campaigns for Gucci, Zara, and Zegna by Inez and Vinoodh, while his current ad for Missoni helps cement his status as a key face to watch.