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Menswear issue 03/17/2015

A new crop of models come to the fore during the fall shows.

Being ridiculously good looking is part of it, but being chosen for the catwalk requires more than just a pretty face. These boys are forced to be on their feet nearly all day and night for a month—a feat they gladly embrace in their hopes of becoming the next Sean O’Pry. In addition to stamina, they also need to be unfazed by the glamour of the fashion business. Oh, and they have to be under age 25.

This story first appeared in the March 17, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

“Besides the ‘fresh’ factor, they are not affected by the business and are eager to be discovered,” said casting director John Tan of JTC Casting. “They look at the business with bewilderment. Although I do wish this would change because the longevity of a male model’s career is quite short-lived due to this, and the business disillusions them fairly quickly.”

Here, M Collections’ top-10 list of models on the verge of stardom.

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