There is no doubt that there are several praiseworthy Pakistani male models in the industry.
Pakistan has no shortage of talent and good looks in its fashion industry. The cut-throat competition compels only the best to surface.
As the industry is expanding, no longer are the runways limited to the female gender. The male models have proved that they are a force to be reckoned with as well.
DESIblitz brings you five top Pakistani male models that are currently reigning over the industry through their masculine charm and good looks.
Abbas emerged in the fashion industry when it was ruled by clean shaved and well groomed male models. His thick, unruly, dense beard gave him a unique yet competitive edge over his counterparts.
Born in Karachi, Abbas is the only Pakistani male model who has given a new meaning to masculinity and virility, successfully becoming a symbol of it. He has broken the norms of a well groomed looking man with his unkempt and rugged chic.
Son of a hotel owner in America, Abbas never planned to become a model. He entered modelling in the year 2001 and since then, has been seen numerous times on the ramps at fashion shows and promotion events endorsing different brands. Thanks to his intense gaze, nobody can ignore him or his beard on billboards all across Pakistan.
He has achieved various accolades including winning Lux Style Awards – Model of the Year (Male) for both 2011 and 2012, and Hum Award for best Male Model of the Year in 2013.
In July 2013, Noor yet again took the audience by storm by bagging the Best Model of the Year (Male) award at the 12th Lux Style Awards. He is no stranger to runways, fashion advertisements, or collection campaigns.
Armed with a chiselled Spartan physique, Shahzad is a force to be reckoned with. He has spread his wings and unlimited talents to new heights, appearing in music videos, commercials and fashion shows.
With top fashion brands and designers lining up to have this ‘Pakistani Spartan’ stand in the spotlight draped in their creations, it’s easy to predict his successful future in the industry.
Fawad Afzal Khan
One of the most versatile faces on screen, Fawad started off his career as the lead singer in the band ‘Entity Paradigm’ and simultaneously starred in the Pakistani sitcom Jutt and Bond (2000). After making his debut in the comedy, he took the industry by storm. Fawad completed his bachelors in telecom engineering, but rose to prominence as a singer, model and an actor.
Fawad has walked the ramp as the show stopper several times on prestigious fashion shows; nationally and internationally. His appearances India Bridal Fashion Week and the Pantene Bridal Couture Week managed to steal the hearts of many.
He has also debuted in the highest grossing Pakistani movie, Khuda Kay Liye (2007) where his performance was critically applauded by many in the industry, gaining him immense commercial success.
Thanks to his quintessential northern face, Abdullah Ejaz has gathered quite a following in the world of glamour. His alluring looks give him an edge, and his piercing eyes have swept many off their feet.
Born in the year 1983, Abdullah was brought up in Lahore where he gained prominence not only in the fashion industry but also in the television industry of Pakistan.
Famous brands like HSY, Karma, and Mehdi, which only look for enthralling looks in a model, have worked with Abdullah Ejaz. He won the award for Best Male Model of the Year 2006 at Lux Style Awards, and has been nominated for the same category numerous times as well.
You know him as ‘Kaptaan’, the hero in the Pakistan biopic film about the legendary cricketer, Imran Khan from 2013. Abdul Mannan is a top notch model, manager, photographer, chess master, and a Telenor employee who was born and raised in the cultural heart of Pakistan.
Abdul is a multifaceted and down to earth individual who is well aware of the hard work necessary to achieve great things. His mesmerising otherworldly looks have taken him to unexpected heights.
This ambitious individual has worked with brands such as Levi’s, Crossroad and Charcoal. For him, curiosity and risk taking are the principle pillars of life. Never backing down from a challenge or a new adventure, Abdul has a bright outlook to where he wants to see his life ahead.
There is no doubt that there are several praiseworthy Pakistani male models in the industry, but these five are definitely categorised as the top notch in today’s era. With the sudden boom of the industry, their performances and contributions to the growth of Pakistani fashion is worthy of applause on many levels.