Fashion Business – Offering the definitive list to the world’s top money guys when it comes to modeling, Forbes, which was established in 1917, lists Georgia-born model Sean O’Pry as the top-earning male model of 2013 with about 1.5 million earned over the last year. Among campaigns for Salvatore Ferragamo, Kenzo and Coach over the last year, Sean made his debut as the face of Jil Sander’s new male fragrance in addition to continuing a contract for Viktor & Rolf’s cologne Spicebomb.
About the model:
Sean O’Pry (born July 5, 1989) is an American male model from Kennesaw, Georgia.
In 2006, 17-year-old O’Pry was scouted from his prom photos on MySpace by Nolé Marin. Bert Hamilton, a photographer from Sean’s home state of Georgia, took the picture featured in an article before his career took off.
Since then, O’Pry has been featured in numerous advertising campaigns and editorials for Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Gianfranco Ferré, H&M, Armani Jeans, Marc Jacobs, Emporio Armani, Lacoste, Dsquared2, American Eagle, Bottega Veneta, DKNY, Fendi, GQ, Dazed & Confused, V, Details, Barneys, Uniqlo, Bloomingdale’s, Belstaff, D2, Arena, Diesel, Gap, JOOP! and Numéro Homme. He is currently the face of Bottega Veneta and Zara.
His runway credentials include opening Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Salvatore Ferragamo, and closing Moschino, Trussardi and Zegna. Other designers he has walked for include Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Michael Kors, and Hermès.
In November 2011, O’Pry was reported to star in campaign of Viktor & Rolf’s fragrance Spicebomb.
O’Pry appeared on Madonna’s music video “Girl Gone Wild”.
As of September 2013, he is the most successful male model in the world on models.com list of the Top 50 international male models having held this position for two years. In June 2009, he was named the world’s most successful male model of 2009 by Forbes publications. Previously, he had been named the world’s eighth most successful male model of 2008 by the same magazine.
He was the face of Calvin Klein for several seasons…