Famous female models include Brazilians Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima, Americans Tyra Banks and Cindy Crawford and British Naomi Campbell. Famous male models include Americans Tyson Beckford and Jason Shaw, Swedish Marcus Schenkenberg and Australian Travis Fimmel.Continue Reading
Born in 1981, Adriana Lima won the "Ford Supermodel of Brazil" contest at age 15 and placed second in the "Ford Supermodel of the World" competition. Her print work includes appearances for Vogue, Maybelline, Marie Claire, Ralph Lauren and Emanuel Ungaro. She quickly made a name for herself when she was the show opener for the 2003 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, yet her notoriety peaked when she modeled with musician Bob Dylan in a 2003 Victoria's Secret Angel in Venice commercial.
Born in 1971, Tyson Beckford shifted into the modeling business after scouting from an editor of a hip hop magazine in 1991. Within four years, he appeared on the cover of Essence and Paper magazines and had large spreads in GQ, Vogue, Details and the New York Times. At the 1995 VH1 Fashion Awards, he received "Model of the Year" award and elected one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People."
Born in 1968, Marcus Schenkenberg earns the highest annual salary in the world among male supermodels, as of 2015. Discovered in California while roller skating, he campaigns for Versace, Iceburg, Calvin Klein and Absolut Vodka.Learn more about Art & Literature