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The Top 5 Australian Male Models
Most of the world-famous Australian models are female but don’t think that there aren’t any male models who are making it big either. With chiselled bods, sun-soaked skin, and love for adventure, these five Aussie models are ones you should definitely watch out for… and follow on Instagram for hot updates!
Motorcycle-loving hunk David Genat is the epitome of the rugged Aussie man. David has travelled the world to appear in campaigns for Claremont Quarter, Ford, and Massimo Dutti.
Jordan and Zac Stenmark
Gorgeous twins? What a dream! Jordan and Zac Stenmark might as well be the Hemsworths of the modelling world. The brothers, who are both athletes as well, have done campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch. Their latest work sees them on the cover of Australian Vogue!
Jarrod has been on the cover of Vogue Homme International and was once the face of Givenchy. But Jarrod Scott is more than just a model. The 29-year-old Melbourne native is also an actor, a climate change activist, and a race car enthusiast. He builds cars in his free time and races them in international competitions. An adrenaline junkie with a heart of gold!
The resemblance to a young Leo DiCaprio aside (of course, his features are far edgier), this Byron Bay native’s famous for being Vogue’s “Model It Boy of the New Era”, as well as GQ’s “Man of Style”.
Barrett has been modelling since he was 14, when a talent scout recruited him to IMG Australia. He’s been in campaigns for Tom Ford, Coach, Versace, Balmain, and Moschino, and has graced the covers of Vogue Netherlands Man and Hercules.
The Top 5 Female Aussie Models
From gracing the covers of fashion magazines like Vogue to walking world-famous runways like Victoria’s Secret’s, a good number of female Aussie models have stamped themselves into the fashion industry with their looks, charm, and talent. Here are just a few of them.
Adut Akech is of Sudanese and Australian ethnicity. The teen sensation made waves in the fashion industry when she was handpicked for Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2017 show. The 19-year-old has also graced the pages of American Vogue, British Vogue, Numero, and Vogue Australia, among others, as well as the covers of i-D Magazine and Vogue Italia.
Half-Portuguese, half-Chinese model Jess Gomes was born in Sydney and raised in Perth. Her major claim to fame? Oh, just the fact that she appeared in every single Swimsuit Issue of American magazine Sports Illustrated from 2008 to 2015.
She’s also a spokesperson for massive brands like David Jones Limited, LG Electronics, and Hyundai, as well as the face of Estee Lauder’s fragrance collaboration with Sean John, “Unforgivable”.
Before Gold Coast-native Jesinta Franklin turned heads in the fashion world, she became Australia’s Miss Universe first. She won the crown in 2010, then went on to become the second runner-up at the international competition.
Following her Miss Universe stint, Jesinta then became the face of David Jones, Coach, and Tiffany & Co.
Miranda Kerr was the first Australian model to ever walk Victoria’s Secret runway in 2006. She became an Angel in 2007, and walked the world-famous runway for six consecutive years, stamping her name in the fashion industry and becoming one of the world top paid models in the process.
Miranda’s been in several high profile shows and campaigns since then, including Givenchy’s Ricardo Tisci-helmed Spring/Summer campaign, and Joe Fresh’s Fall campaign. She was also a guest judge on season 10 of Australia’s Next Top Model.
Andreja Pejic is a Bosnian-Australian model and transgender rights advocate. The model came out as trans in 2013 and has come to be known as one of the world’s most famous transgender models.
From the outset, Pejic would model both masculine and feminine clothing and walk in men’s and women’s shows, including Jean-Paul Gaultier’s and Michalsky’s collections.
Pejic also appeared as a guest judge on Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model in 2012, starred in a music video for David Bowie in 2013 and became the first openly trans woman profiled by Vogue in 2015. Talk about star power!
Aussie models continue to gain worldwide recognition for their stunning looks and amazing talent. But that really shouldn’t come as a shock to us. After all, Australia is a beautiful land full of beautiful people.