Seven (7) Male Models to Watch in 2017 

With 2016 coming to a close we can only think of the next big event in fashion … Men’s fashion week! We are excited to see what the designers have in store, but We’re also looking forward to the amazing and talented models that will grace the runways and editorial campaigns of 2017. Here’s a list of 7 models who will be bringing their A game in the coming year and hopefully years to come. 

1 Rontez Valentine 

Valentine is signed to IMG models and has walked for top names in the Industry such as Balmain, Versace and the infamous Puma X Fenty collections to name a few. Valentine once opened doors for other people now doors are being opened for him and he’s making great use of his opportunities. Valentine has shown great strides and resilience from the first moment he decided to enter the industry up until this point in his career, which definitely makes him one to watch in the upcoming seasons. 

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2. Selassie Cofie 

Cofie has recently been signed to Red Model Management. With his striking presence he’s sure to make an impact on the runway and the industry. Since he’s been signed he has been working non stop in building his portfolio by working with top photographers in the industry. Cofie wants to spread a message of acceptance and remind us that Black is beautiful. We embrace your message and hope to see you shed light and positivity in the industry. Selassie’s bravery in pushing the envelope in is shoots is something to be admired. He brings something new to the table, a breath of fresh air. These are qualities that gives him and edge and makes him one to watch in 2017 

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3. Abdulaye Niang 

Niang  is also signed to Red Model Management. The 18 year old Staten Island native was casted in the Yeezy season 3collection as an extra and decided that wasn’t enough, he wanted to become a featured model. In 2016 he decided to persue modeling as a career, since then he’s been signed to one of the top agencies in NYC. Two of his top achievements thus far is working with styling genius June Ambrose in the ” How to rock demin” presentation featured on the BET network and most recently one of two featured models in the Levis Made & Crafted X off – white campaign. We admire his determination and drive to succeed in the industry. 

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4 Youssouf Bamba

The Ivory Coast native made his debut this year at NYFWM.  Even though Bamba is new to the industry he already boasts an impressive resumé and made a lasting presence at the lastest Men’s fashion week presentations – Bamba was featured in more than eight shows – and has worked with top designers in their editorial campaigns. Bamba’s is sure to make a lasting impression in the industry. 

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5. Magor Mbengue 

Mbengue has become a familiar face to us all in 2016 and is one of the most versatile models in the game. Not only does he have a striking presence on the runway he’s also has a notable presence in the numerous ad campaign he’s been featured in this year.  Mbengue was the face of the Apple Airpods campaign his largest campaign to date. With Mbengue’s versatility and extensive resume he’s sure to continue on a winning streak in 2017. 

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6. Emmanuel Amorin

Amorin is signed to Wilhelmina Nyc as well as its Miami chapter. Amorin is also signed to four top international agencies all over the world which gives him an amazing edge on the international scene. His drive and passion for modeling work is evident in his work. With his amazing work ethic and competitive edge are the keys factors needed to catapult Amorin to achieve the international success that he deserves. 
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7. Kwame Sarfo

Sarfo is a new fitness models on the scene, though he faced some minor hurdles in become signed due to his size he persevered and has made history in being the first model of Ghanaian heritage to be signed to Wilhelmina Philadelphia. Though Sarfo is tagged as a fitness model he desires to be more than that, no only does Sarfo wish to be a well rounded model he also wants to be a role model for youth wanting to follow thier dreams. He hope that his story will inspire the masses and motivate to overcome their obstacles and achieve all that they desire in life.  With his passion for fitness and his compassion for philanthropy Sarfo is destined to becoming a powerhouse in the industry. 

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These models all exude extensive passion for their careers, all models have made major sacrifices to achieve their dreams. We admire and salute you for going after what you desire. The seven models feature exemplifies what it means to be a Trendy Male – we wish you nothing, but luck and success. 

By : Rushane Thelwell 


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