Get Modeling Advice From Male Supermodels

How Tyson Beckford, David Gandy & Other Male Models Keep It All Together

Moisturizing, hydrating, blowdrying, spray tanning—we all know female models have strict beauty regimes that help them stay beautiful, on and off the runway. But don’t forget that guys don’t wake up looking like a million bucks, either! Male models have their own secrets for keeping fit, staying healthy and launching a successful career in the modeling industry. Here are some tried-and-true tips and tricks from the pros.

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David Gandy

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David Gandy. David Gandy

"It's really your agency. The agency you choose has a huge, huge importance because you have to work with these people every day. Just make sure you like them—and not just as a successful agency—but you got to like these people as well."

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Tyson Beckford

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Tyson Beckford. Tyson Beckford

“My trainer is a thing called the iPod. I just download all the hot tracks, and I turn that up and get focused. I say to myself, ‘There is another guy out there doing the same thing, and he's working a hundred times harder.’ That's my drive.”

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Garrett Neff

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Garrett Neff. Garrett Neff

The most important thing for me is mixing it up so I don't get bored. Running, swimming, tennis, yoga, classes at Equinox, kickboxing at Gotham Gym. I just picked up paddle boarding and tried anti-gravity yoga for the first time this summer. Trainers are really helpful when it comes to keeping it new. Mine comes to the apartment and we do floor workouts with lightweights if I run out of my own ideas or if my schedule is tight.“

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Shaun Ross

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Shaun Ross. Shaun Ross

“Instead of eating fatty foods high in sodium everyday, why not just eat them once a week. Doing this will also help your digestive system. Most cases of bad skin come from the things we eat, so pay closer attention to that than you normally do.”

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Thor Bulow

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Thor Bulow. Thor Bulow

I fuel my workouts with lean meats, fish, veggies, some fruit, tree nuts and seeds, little starch and no sugar. I try to stay away from processed foods – basically anything that is on the shelves and can stay there for a long time without going bad. I like my food fresh!”

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Baptiste Giabiconi

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Baptiste Giabiconi. Baptiste Giabiconi

“It is important to be toned but not to the point where people can see muscle definition under your clothes.”

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Noah Mills

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Noah Mills. Noah Mills

“There are a lot of things to be tempted by in the fashion industry. I got swept up in it a bit at first, but now I know what I’m doing – when I can stay up late and have a drink after work and when I need to get my sleep. It’s a key part of the job to go out and meet people. You need to be professional but fun at the same time. It’s a skill and I see a lot of people slip up.” 

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Cory Bond

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Cory Bond. Tetu Magazine

“I use dry shampoo a lot because I don't like to really wash my hair everyday... it doesn't style well for work. It's better for your hair not to wash it all the time.”

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Simon Nessman

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Simon Nessman. Simon Nessman

It’s easy to build it up into this crazy thing, but when you’re on set with a group of people, for the most part, they’re just normal human beings and you have regular conversations with photographers and stylists. It’s not really any different than the real world.”

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Paul Sculfor

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Paul Sculfor. Paul Sculfor

“The best tip I’ve had came actually from an old aunt of mine. You may laugh but it’s to wash your hair in eggs once a month – the protein really helps.”

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Chad White

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Chad White. Chad White

I do a lot of juicing. I'm really big about kale, spinach, ginger and cayenne pepper. The cleaner my food is, the better it is and the better my skin looks.”

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Kacey Carrig

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Kacey Carrig. Kacey Carrig

“Modeling doesn't require you to be very muscular and bulky, but as thin and lean as possible. Because I—like most people in this world—don't enjoy running, I try to play tennis and basketball as much as possible for my cardio.”

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Mikkel Jensen

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Mikkel Jensen. Mikkel Jensen

“Don't lose yourself."

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