How much do Male Supermodels make a year?
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Ever since there's been a demand for male fashion, there has been a demand for male models. The problem remains, however, that although the market has grown for men, women dominate the industry and probably always will.
Perhaps Tyson Beckford, Tyrese, Marcus Schenkenberg, and Mark Vanderloo are known simply by their names, but there is an abundance of male models out there who are barely recognized by their face or the fashion house they represent.
Case in point: Gisele, Laetitia, Naomi, Elsa... just by their first names, you already have mental images of these models scanned in the backlog of your dirty mind. This is one of few industries where women rule, and likely always will.
The market for men to break into modeling is less competitive, but success only happens for a handful of those who attempt to leap into fashion. Men have become more fashion conscious than ever before and a lot of guys who consider themselves "good-looking" are giving modeling serious consideration as a career option.
The great thing is that guys with distinctively striking features get recognized and may become coined as some fashion guru's muse. But the bad thing is that a male runway model's life span lasts no longer than 2 or 3 years (and yes, it's usually the same for women).
And here I thought that since guys seem to age much like fine wine, their shelf life would last longer, but it seems that even they are given the old heave-ho at a certain age. The exception, however, remains Marcus Schenkenberg who is just about the only male supermodel, and the only male model with such a long life span.
which men get chosen?
Another advantage that male models have is that while women usually start modeling at as young as 14, men can start out a little later, approximately between the ages of 18 and 25. The industry treasures youth, but they don't want the men to look too childish (with the exception of Calvin Klein's prepubescent phase in the '90s).
And although runway and ad-campaign life does not usually last past the three-year mark, catalogue work can last for up to 15 years (further proof that men get better with age -- at least in print).
Other interesting stats for guys:
Average height between 5'11" and 6'2"
Average weight between 140 to 165 pounds (fit but not bulky)
And in case you haven't figured it out yet, male models, in virtually all cases, earn much less than women do in the industry. As well, many men are also expected to do partial nudity in their careers as models. But I'm sure many also have no problem with thatSource(s): google search and http;//oponiroyin.blogspot.com