Thursday, April 24, 2008
Gods of A Sort-13 Male Supermodels
Last week I posted a Thursday Thirteen with female supermodels suggesting they might be modern day goddesses. It seems to make sense that I post a list this week with male supermodels I like. Okay, I LOVE some of these guys!
Maybe it's part the photography, but this fellow, the very young and contemproary model Vincent Lacrocq is just cool looking. Plus, he works with a lot of fashion designers I like.
Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York. After getting in some trouble as a youth he enrolled in school and got a job at a pharmaceutical company. Inspired by Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, he left school and quit his job against the wishes of his family to pursue a career as a dancer. During a year in which he was intermittently homeless, Williams "pounded the pavement," visiting record labels and dance studios looking for work. He eventually got a job as a background dancer on a music tour, which led to more work appearing as a dancer in videos and on tours, as well as some modeling work.
On his 25th birthday, just days after appearing in an ad campaign, Williams got into a barroom brawl in which an adversary cut his face and neck with a razor. One cut came close to his jugular vein and nearly killed him.
According to Williams, the scar helped to launch his acting career. Within months of the incident, photographers were stopping him on the street, asking him to pose. He began getting more calls to do music videos, which led to some minor work playing a thug in TV shows. in 1996 he appeared in Tupac Shakur's crime drama Bullet and in 1999 he appeared in the music video for Madonna's song "Secret".
Williams played the role of a lifetime as the incredible Omar Little in The Wire.
Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou. He immigrated to Paris at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. One year before obtaining his college degree he dropped out of school. He lived on the streets for a while until he was discovered by fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who made him a model. Modeling led to Madonna seeing his picture in a magazine and hiring him for her video "Express Yourself" then Janet Jackson video then acting in movies such as Amistad and Phat Girls.
I find Mark Vanderloo interesting because he is capable f looking very different. Isn't it hard to believe those two above are the same man?
Michael Bergin began working in the 90's and has been considered the first male supermodel. He has volunteered for charities with AIDS and anti-drug programs. He used to be seriously involved with Caroline Bessette-Kennedy. I used to think she must have been the luckiest woman ever. Bergin may represent the Greek tragedy in men seeing as he had a tragic love affair. I have always hoped he was okay as he married and had a child. Unfortunately he had a DUI on the anniversary of Caroline Bessette-Kennedy's death...hence why I feel he might remind ous of a Greek Tragedy. I hope he is doing well these days.
Marcus Schenkenberg was a supermodel from the 90's.
Are you even reading anymore? This is probably the most famous pic of Marcus Schenkenberg. Ouch.
Tyson Balou on the runway.
I think Marios Lekkas seems like he is from another era, especially in the pic above.
I have to include Marky Mark not because I liked him especially physically, ...although as an actor I do now...but because this particular picture was on every fridge of my gay friends in Toronto, New York and Vancouver...so it's a kind of nostalgia.
(these few pics are a prank to see if my blogpals Malcolm, Asterisk, Mister Anchovy, Stagg and Nicholas read this post or chickened out...seeing as it's got naked men...might have scared away the men Thursday Thirteeners...? hee hee)
Antonio Sabato Jr, Italian, on a bike, yummy!
Hello, not only beautiful but he seems nice! I can't just post one photo of Tyson Beckford. Halleluah!!!
Swoon, one great thing about NY was all the giant ads of Jason. I loved his character and story line in Sex and The City as well, he had heart as well as guns.
Fake ad created for the brilliant tv show Sex and The City Jason will be in the upcoming movie version and I can't wait!
I have to have Nigel Barker...not only was he an awesome model in the 80's for Gualtier and Valentino (I can't find archive photos sorry) but he is a fun judge on America's Next Top Model...plus, he comes by it honestly, his Shri Lankan mother was a model.
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