15. Gia Carangi
a budding model world star who met a tragic end. When Gia Carangi was 17 years old, Wilhelmina Models hired her, and she quickly found success. She posed for numerous magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Vogue.
She also had a number of distinctive poses and movements that later turned into fashion industry norms. She started using drugs, which unfortunately caused her life to quickly spiral out of control until her death in 1986.
14. Ashley Graham
She persevered and rose to become one of the highest-paid models in the world despite the fact that working as a plus-size model was not easy for her. She was the first plus-size model to grace the Sports Illustrated front cover.
She also walked the runway for many well-known designers who saw her as a model and appeared on the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. She is now an activist who promotes diversity and body positivity in the fashion industry.
13. Jordan Barrett
This Australian-born surfer boy who resembles a cat has made a big splash in the fashion world. His exotic looks and timeless appearance have made him an It model for years, inspiring designers like Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, and Hugo Boss.
After receiving the distinction of “It Model of the New Era” from Vogue, he was also named Model of the Year in 2015 by Models.com. Due to his marriage to Julian Casablancas, the son of a model recruitment agency, he has recently gained more notoriety.
12. Tyson Beckford
One of the highest-paid models of the 1990s, the veteran supermodel was unearthed in 1991 by an editor of the hip-hop publication The Source. He worked for well-known fashion houses like Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, and Cristian Dior.
Later, he started acting in well-known action films from the 1990s and 2000s, building a respectable career in hosting. He keeps himself busy these days by maintaining a significant Instagram presence.
11. Lucky Blue Smith
Some would describe the blonde with blue eyes as a precocious model who began at the age of 10 and was signed by an agency when he was only 12 years old. For brands like Fendi, Chanel, Tom Ford, and many others, he has walked the runway.
Because of his boyish appearance, The Cut dubbed him “the One Direction of male models” in 2015. However, Smith actually performs with his three sisters in a group called “The Atomics.” He has previously stated that his true passion is music.
10. Brad Kroenig
This all-American boy initially had no interest in modeling because football was his true passion. He even received a scholarship to a university as a result of his playing prowess. But fashion stumbled upon him and never let him go.
He appeared in commercials for Fendi, Chanel, and Karl Lagerfeld and walked numerous catwalks. The last one grew to be very close friends with him, and he even designated him as Hudson’s godfather. After each of Lagerfeld’s shows, the child would be seen strolling alongside him.
9. David Gandy
This athletic hottie won a nationally broadcast modeling competition. He started working with Select Model Management because of the show, which launched his modeling career and propelled him to fame.
He started serving as Dolce & Gabbana’s go-to model in 2006 and was named the company’s face. He started writing for Vogue and GQ later in his career and eventually was hired as their official auto critic.
8. Sean O’Pry
The best move Sean O’Pry ever made was to post his prom pictures on his MySpace page because that’s how famed scouter Nolé Marin found him. He later worked for Versace, Calvin Klein, and other well-known companies.
Additionally, he appeared on the runways for Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, and Yves Saint Laurent. Along with walking and taking pictures, O’Pry also made appearances in a number of Madonna’s video clips.
7. Hu Bing
His career took off after he was named “Top Chinese Male Model” in 1991, which gave him the opportunity to walk for well-known companies and appear on billboards and magazines. He also became the face of Toshiba and Valentino.
Bing made the transition to television and movies after working in the fashion industry for a while, as do many others. His success in the film industry was comparable to that in the fashion industry, though.
6. Jon Kortajarena
It’s no small accomplishment to have Tom Ford as a mentor, and Spanish model Jon Kortajarena is proud of that distinction. He was about to give up modeling forever when the renowned designer entered his life.
Due to this chance meeting, he was hired by prominent fashion houses like Bottega Veneta, John Galliano, and Dolce & Gabbana. Later, he would return home and appear in a number of TV shows and movies.
5. Marcus Schenkenberg
This dubious Dutch boy-next-door served as the main spokesperson for Calvin Klein commercials for almost ten years. Of course, the main reason why everyone remembers him is because he frequently posed completely naked.
He was also well-known for dating a number of prominent women, including Pamela Anderson, Jessica Simpson, and Mariah Carey.
4. Luka Sabbat
The influencer who later became a model served as a sort of Gen Z spokesperson. Sabbat, who is only 24 years old, is a major source for younger people’s fashion dos and don’ts, and his rebellious demeanor seems to draw young people in.
Since he has walked for everyone from Calvin Klein to Dolce & Gabbana, he is now being recognized not only as a fashion icon but also as a model.
3. Noah Mills
With a contract from Wilhelmina Models, this Canadian actor and model launched his career in 2001. Mills made his runway debut in 2004 for Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. After that, he became well-known for Lacoste and Dolce & Gabbana.
He later made the transition to acting, appearing in shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Two Broke Girls as well as movies like Sex and the City 2.
2. Stephanie Seymour
With her incredible physique, this legendary supermodel revolutionized the fashion industry. She appeared on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, and Sports Illustrated and was dubbed as having the “perfect body.”
She also strutted down the catwalks in clothing from Versace, Alaa, Victoria’s Secret, and other brands. She appeared in films and television in her later years. She was a well-known extra in the November Rain music video by Guns N’ Roses.
1. Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid, the most successful of the Hadid sisters, has had a remarkable life for 25 years. She also joined IMG Models in 2014, and since then, she has walked for brands like Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, and Tom Ford during New York Fashion Week.
The covers of Teen Vogue, Seventeen, and The LOVE magazine have all featured this American supermodel. She was an Olympic-caliber horseback rider in her early years and had plans to compete, but Lyme disease diagnosis prevented her from going.