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  • The rise of the male supermodel
  • The rise of the male supermodel
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The rise of the male supermodel

Kate, Claudia, Naomi, Gisele... these women are so iconic that surnames are no longer necessary – their faces have become regular fixtures on magazine covers and billboards alike. Now, male models are building similar reputations, transcending their old role of photoshoot props.



  • The new metrosexual is all about excess The new metrosexual is all about excess

    When David Beckham wore that sari and became the poster boy for metrosexuality, it was set in stone that a man who moisturised was the new normal. Now, the aesthetic has evolved into a hypersexed version of itself which is less about the perfect outfit than it is about self-objectification.

  • Article image Where has the lad gone? And do we want to find him?

    With lads’ mags Nuts and Front publishing their final issues in April 2014, The Sun’s Page 3 under fire, and even the relatively more sophisticated idea of metrosexual man now an assumed norm, does the 'lad' still exist? If so, where can he be found? And is it worth trying?

  • Article image ‘Sh*t, Shave, Shower, Shampoo’: Australia’s male beauty mantra?

    Beauty Mate is one of Australia's favourite men's skincare brands. But how does this modern shampooed, shaved and waxed man sit alongside the traditional view of the Aussie bloke?

  • Article image Pick 'n' mix masculinity

    In a world of blurring gender roles, a playful definition of 'what it means to be a man' is emerging. Men have the freedom to build their own definition from a range of discourses.