When you think of top cities for male models, New York, Paris or Milan usually come to mind first. However, there’s a surprising number of amazing male models that come from Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto.
Intrigued? Here are 8 Canadian male models that you should be following on social media.
Before Nick Bateman was posing for photos, he was competing as a black belt martial arts master. Bateman has also appeared in over a dozen film and TV shows. Much of his success and fame came from when he was a part of the Abercrombie and Fitch campaign.
37-year-old Taylor Kitsch has had a great deal of success in modeling but has also been very widely regarded for his work in film. Films such as Battleship and X-Men Origins have helped him become much more widely known over social media.
Lindberg, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry were the fashion brands that really gave Taylor Fuchs his start at the beginning of his modeling career. In 2008, Forbes rated Fuchs as one of the most successful male models in the world.
Godfrey Gao gained worldwide fame and recognition as being the first Asian to be signed by Luis Vuitton. Along with his successful modeling career, Gao has appeared in eight films and 14 television shows.
With his popular role in the show Vikings, Alexander Ludwig stands on this list as one of the most popular social media models with over 1.5 million followers on Instagram alone. His modeling work was a stepping stone to his now very successful acting career.
Montreal-based Tom Lariviere is a well-known figure in Canadian fashion, having worked with many of the country’s top clothing brands over the past 10 years. He has also been in a few TV shows and movies (most recently, in Radio Canada’s series Hubert and Fanny). You can catch him in the latest collection of RW&CO blazers.
Kevin Zegers had a very early start in the modeling and acting industry. At the age of six, Zegers had already appeared in nearly 30 TV commercials. At age seven, he earned his first film role alongside acting giant Michael J. Fox. In 1997, he had his first starring role in the film Air Bud. Since then, Zegers has had a very successful modeling career while starring in nearly 40 films and being the father of twins.
Jay Manuel has made a great career for himself on social media as a model and makeup artist. His looks have influenced a great deal of the makeup industry not only in Canada but worldwide.