A handsome form with symmetrical features and a strong frame has long been regarded as a thing of beauty. We certainly know the Greeks and Romans appreciated male models with all of the statues made during that time period, but what about nowadays? As it turns out, males can still be lauded globally for their beauty.
Gandy is arguably the current definition of a male supermodel. Born in Essex, England, he originally wanted to pursue a veterinary degree but lacked the grades. He worked some odd jobs here and there but then, at 21, his flatmate secretly entered him into a modeling competition that he ended up winning. He was awarded a modeling contract and the rest, as they say, is history.
The face of the 90s and early 00s, Beckford is best known as a Ralph Lauren Polo model. He was born in Rochester, New York and is considered the most successful male supermodel of all time. He was discovered in 1992 and hired on by Ralph Lauren in 1993. By 1995 he was voted “Man of the Year” by VH1 and began showing up in the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” list run by People magazine.
Though of an older generation, it would be remiss to leave the pop culture sensation out of this lineup. Born in Milan, Italy, Fabio got his start early when he was discovered by a photographer during a workout session. Modeling in Italy for a time, he came to New York where he took up acting as well. Most famously, he modeled for a number of harlequin romance novel cover images and headed the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” ad campaign. Today he continues working and making appearances in film and TV.