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.[5] 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.[1] 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 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, he comes by it honestly, his Shri Lankan mother was a model.

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pussreboots said...

I haven't heard of any of them. Happy TT.

Wandering Coyote said...

The picture of that guy in the shower is HOT!

Which reminds me, I'll have to send you a link you might appreciate...Lemme find it.

What about Canadian, new dad, Halle Berry-guy, Gabriel Aubry? He is divine!

Jill said...

Can drool on the mouse pad of a laptop can damage it?
I think Nigel is my favorite of the list! Thnks for such a eye candy TT!

Tilly Greene said...

Yup, that is one fantastic list. I'd like to see Djimon Hounsou in his undies filling a skyscrapper in the far east. Delicious :-)

Anonymous said...

Wowie kazowie!! Whoo hoo!! That's so much fun. I was fairly ho hum about the girls but damn Candy Minx.... Phew.

Happy TT!

Janet said...

mmmm, Tyson! And what Claudia said :-)

SJ Reidhead said...

I must be getting old. They all look sleazy to me! Give me Harrison Ford any day of the week.

The Pink Flamingo

Joy Renee said...

Now THAT's going to make it hard for me to return to Bruce Lawrence's biography of the Qur'an, a library book due tomorrow. Somehow I don't feel in the proper frame of mind to approach the subject. Maybe I'll pick up Sarah Taaffe's story and poem collection Singing Innocence and Experience instead. It's not due til next week but at least taking this swarm of images into her story worlds could only enhance the experience of them.

Thanks for dropping by. I too have missed visiting here. It's been on my massively long todo list since forever. a todo list that i've been adding on to ten times faster than marking off on for nearly three months.

I'm so glad you visited because I set the priority to return visits made over the next week or two and the second order priority dropping in on those I owe visits to from the last month.

Tink said...

I vote for Mark Vanderloo, although Malcolm and Nicholas look good among these hunks too... ;-)
No TT for me today; ever since yesterday afternoon I have a terrible headache. Nothing serious, but 5 minutes is my max on the computer at the moment. Glad I chose your TT to visit! Yummy....

Tina@ SendChocolateNow said...

mmmm beefcake. I don't know most of them, though. Happy TT!

Jill said...

Here is the adress of my poetry site as you ask:
A lot of my readers there are members of the Poetry Train, you might enjoye it!

Darla said...

It hadn't even occurred to me that there were male supermodels. Models, yes, but... well, I do know some women who keep track of romance novel cover models, but that's a little different.

There seems to be more variety between the male supermodels than the female ones--or is that just my perception?

Unknown said...

Well, that took awhile to drool over...I mean read, yes I read it, definitely I did...even saw Nicholas in there ;)
Great TT, got the blood pumping.
Mine is up.

Anonymous said...

OH MY...... WOW...... uh... what was I going to say again? Oh yea, great list and THANKS for the eye candy!!

Martha Elaine Belden said...

wow... i picked a GREAT day to stop by, miss candy!

sorry i've been so MIA. i haven't been blogging much... plus, for some reason, your blog likes to send my computer at work into fits of hysteria rendering me useless.

but i had to try again... and what do you know?? it worked just fine today :)

dang... that shower picture. whoa.
and i'm with you on jason from S&tC. hot damn he's amazing.

and i think i'm in love with that first guy. the one with the hat and tie. oh mama.

thanks candy :)

tweetey30 said...

Asterisk is one of them wow... Great choices though. I dont know who I would pick for super model males if I had a choice. Mine are kind of dry to be honest with you.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I'm glad you included Mark Wahlberg - he's a big fave of mine. Djimon Hounsou - yes, oh, yes. Otherwise I didn't really know too many of the other ones (but I knew the actors - and both of them are big faves of mine.)

From my brand new aquaintances with these fine fellows, I'll say Marios Lekkas is my favourite.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Okay, that explains Nicholas. I mean, he's a hottie and all, but ... as much as I love the man, he's not on the same scale as Marcus. (Have you met Winter? She's a huge Marcus fan)

very clever to stick our friends in there! And a wonderful, wonderful drool-inspiring list. Yum. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, thanks for the lovely eye candy! :)

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Malcolm said...

When I saw my avatar, I said to myself, "WTF?" lol

What a fun and unexpected surprise.

shaunesay said...

I have to admit the only one I've heard of was Antonio, but that certainly didn't detract from the enjoyment of looking!

Happy TT!

Stagg said...

Man I hate to brag but DAMN I"M good!

Teena in Toronto said...

Yummy! What a great way to start my day! Ha!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

* (asterisk) said...

That guy in the red Venetian mask is hot! Good choice. Oh, wait, it's to see if I'm paying attention... Oh well.

That Vanderloo or whatever looks just like Brad Pitt, so no wonder you like him, no?

Gardenia said...

I've not paid much attention to male models - other than a wistful thought that I might like to go down the beach when the Chippendale's perform - uh, but this was a fun post - thanks! No I am not sweating. Loved those cute guys in the middle - our bloggy friends. This was really interesting.

Aritul said...

Great post. Mark Vanderloo was one of my favorite old school models. For me, he, Alex Lundqvist, and Jason Shaw are the triumvirate. Lekkas is also a standout.