NAME: Mark Vanderloo|
BORN: April 24, 1968 in Waddinzveen, Holland.
DISCOVERED: At 22, he entered the University of Amsterdam to study history. Accompanying a model girlfriend one day to a shoot, he found himself modeling for the very first time. The photographer had another assignment he needed to complete, for a milk advertisement and liking the look of the two of them together, he shot them for the ad. Mark just hated the way he looked in the pictures and thought that was the end of a very short modeling career. But 1992 Mark was tending bar for $200 a night and modeling part-time near his village in Holland when he was signed by Willemina. He hit the international modeling scene and four months later he had become a runway sensation in Paris, Milan and Manhattan.
RÉSUMÉ: Hugo Boss' main man for the past three years in their stylist B&W print ads and billboards. Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Armani, Valentino, Trussardi and Guess? all chose him for their campaigns. Mark struts the runway for Calvin Klein, Versace, Hermés, Valentino and Hugo Boss, amung others.
KNOWN FOR: His great print ads and for being one of the first male supermodels.
HOME: Has appartments in New York City and Paris, but speands most of his time at home in Holland.
SWEETIE: Dated supermodel Carolyn Murphy for years. Is now married to supermodel Esther Cañadas.
OTHER: His best friend is male supermodel (and Guess? model) Alex Ludquist. He speaks five languages. VH1's Fashion and Music Awards named him Male Model of the Year in 1995. He speaks five languages.
Images of Mark Vanderloo are copyright © left to right: DKNY, Hugo Boss, Guess