After talking about the most popular Italian models in Italy and abroad , now it’s the turn of the boys. Let’s find out together who are the famous and popular Italian models all over the world. 

Mariano di Vaio

Fashion blogger but above all Italian model at the top of his career, (new) dad and adorable companion. Mariano was born in Assisi in 1989 and soon understood that he wanted to pursue a career as a model, so much so that at 18 he was hired for numerous collaborations by brands such as Hugo Boss, Cavalli, Tommy Hilfiger and many others, who see enormous potential in him. And what Mariano is capable of is soon the proof.

In fact, in 2012 he officially opens his blog MdVStyle which makes him known to the general public, not only as a model but also as a connoisseur of fashion and therefore fashion blogger. In short, a bit of the female alter ego of Ferragni.

Thanks to his resourcefulness and always assisted by his agency Nohow, Mariano continues to make giant steps, up to becoming one of the most coveted and sought after models of the international fashion biz.

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Fabio Mancini

Fabio Mancini is two years older than Mariano and comes from Bad Homburg vor der Hohe in Germany from a multi-ethnic family. His pope is in fact Italian, originally from the municipality of Castellaneta, while his mother is Italian-Indian.

Maybe it’s the mixture of different ethnic groups or maybe just being born under a lucky star: the fact is that Fabio is one of those breathtaking beauties. His career as an Italian model however attracted the spotlight only four years ago in Milan, when he was chosen by  Giorgio Armani  not only as a model for fashion shows, but also as a real testimonial of his advertising campaigns.

Fabio was also recognized by the site  as one of the 25 sexiest guys on the planet and is a candidate to become more and more a reference in national and international men’s fashion.

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Alessio Pozzi

Alessio Pozzi is the smallest in our ranking of famous Italian models with his 21 years.

Originally from Capriolo, in the province of Brescia, he already boasts, among his collaborations, fashion shows and works with brands of the caliber of Moschino, Givenchy, Armani and Calvin Klein .

He was also chosen as the protagonist of the advertising campaign in 2017 by Dolce & Gabbana, Primark, H&M and Givenchy Jeans.

Alessio already has a stellar career despite his young age and a great future ahead of him.

Luca Argentero

Luca Argentero was born on 12 April 1978 in Turin. He lives and studies in Moncalieri where he graduates in Economics.

To support herself she works in the disco and occasionally as a model for photo shoots.

In 2003, accompanying his cousin to an audition for Big Brother, he is instead chosen and faces the broadcast with a new, different, anything but controversial attitude.

This highlights him to the public and, even if he is eliminated before the final, it hits the fashion agents and film producers.

He immediately began his career in cinema, in television dramas, works with big names like Ferzan Ozpetek but does not forget fashion.

Among other things, he works with Max magazine and lends his face as a testimonial for Nutella.

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Pietro Boselli

This Italian model was born in Negrar, province of Verona, on December 3, 1988.

His modeling career is linked to lucky coincidences that begin when he is only 6 years old and he is chosen for an advertising campaign for Armani Junior. Later he abandoned fashion and studied engineering, with a master’s degree also in London.

Back in Italy, he proposes for a university doctorate and one of his students sends a photo of the handsome professor to some friends. In short, that photo goes around the web and Boselli becomes the male face, with his black hair, intense gaze, the most clicked of 2014.

Since then, in addition to having walked again for Armani, she has proposed her own fashion line, “Petra”, which seems to be having some success.


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Marco Castelli

Among the most famous Italian models in the world we have Marco Castelli , a Sicilian from San Cataldo (Caltanissetta) on 7 June 1990. He leads a quiet life with his family and works as a welder in the workshop of his parents, wrought iron craftsmen. At the age of 20 he proposed himself as a lifeguard in Porto Empedocle, the Agrigento seafront, and here he was noticed and taken for a Benetton advertising casting.

His fresh face and handsome physique brought him immediate success and a real contract first with Benetton and then, in Milan, with Ferre. Since then he has worked for Ermenegildo Zegna, for Bottega Veneta, Vogue Uomo and for Sony.

See the cover of Cosmopolitan, Vogue, FSHN Magazine.

Since 2015 he has been considered a “super top model” worldwide, and since 2019 he has been managing his own brand based in the United Arab Emirates.

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Andrea Denver

The model has a look that kills, in a Mediterranean face among the most beautiful ever.

Born in Verona on May 3, 1991 (real name Andrea Salerno), he studied in his city until he graduated.

In 2014, while he was in Miami for a master’s degree, he was noticed by the talent scouts of the Wilhelmina agency and launched into the fashion world.

He works for Hugo Boss, Mac Cosmetics and Ralph Lauren, appearing on the prestigious pages of Velvet, Men’s Health, Lui, Lewis Magazine.

Today he lives in the United States and has participated in the music videos of international stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift.

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Samuele Riva

We close our small ranking with Samuele Riva . This Italian model is 36 years old and originally from Milan and is perhaps among the best known models in circulation. In fact, it has already established itself in the national and international fashion system for many years thanks to its beauty. In fact, at the age of 17 he was in fact noticed while he was at work and chosen as the new face of Jean-Paul Gaultier .

Today she is the face of many brands, such as Armani Jeans, Moschino, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Diesel.