Renato Ferreira – 5,053 followers
Ferreira quickly rose to international fame after appearing in a racy feature on the “Made In Brazil” blog. Despite only having worked in the industry for a few years, he’s managed to appear in international advertising campaigns on billboards, in magazines, and television commercials. He’s worked with world-renowned photographers including Mario Testino, Greg Vaughan, and Michael Roberts.
Andre Ziehe – 4,406 followers
This 29-year-old Ford model is probably best known as the face of underwear brand 2(x)ist — his likeness has been regularly associated with the brand since he appeared in its summer 2010 campaign. He has also appeared in print ads for Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Dsquared and D&G, and regularly walks in Jeffrey Fashion Cares, the annual New York fashion event that benefits the LGBT community.
Caio Cesar – 3,380 followers
Represented by over 13 agencies across the world, top model Cesar primarily gets picked up for underwear and swimsuit print campaigns. He’s modeled for everyone from Calvin Klein to Emporio Armani, and even aussieBum.
Francisco Lachowski – 397,879 followers
Brazilian-born with Polish, Portuguese, and German roots, this 23-year-old Ford model is consistently ranked as one of the highest paid and most successful male models in the world. He got his start as a model at 17, when he won the “Supermodel of the World” competition. He has since walked for major designers including Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci, posed for national luxury brand campaigns, and appeared in GQ, V, Vogue, and FHM. In 2013, he was named in the top 5 of Tumblr’s “most reblogged” model list, the only male who made the 20-name list.
Diogo de Castro Gomes – 33,820 followers
Sometimes only identified as “Castro Gomez” due to his recognizable chest tattoo, this openly gay Brazilian-born model is currently living in New York City with his model boyfriend Saville Dorfman. He is probably best known for appearing in a number of ad campaigns for C-IN2 underwear.
Marlon Teixeira – 118,658 followers
Brazilian-born with Portuguese, Japanese, and American Indian roots, this 22-year-old has racked up an incredible client list in a short amount of time. He’s walked for numerous designers including Dolce & Gabbana and Jean Paul Gaultier and posed for high-fashion editorial in Elle, W, Vogue, GQ, and Vanity Fair. In 2011, he became the face of Diesel fragrance at 19 years old.
Lucas Malvacini – 99,030 followers
Lucas Malvacini also got his start posing for the “Made In Brazil” blog. Though he doesn’t have as extensive a resume as most of the others here, Malvacini keeps his nearly 100,000 Instagram followers updated with daily shots.
Lucas Bernardini – 7,259 followers
This 23-year-old bombshell got his start in modeling while he was attuning business school — a friend introduced him to a modeling scout, who went on to help launch him into the international spotlight with ad campaigns for Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, and Calvin Klein.
Rodrigo Calazans – 19,458 followers
Calazans, who is also a soccer player, got his start in 2007 and has since worked for active lifestyle brands Speedo and Adidas, as well as American Eagle. His 2012 short “Bubble Gum” for DKNY is one of his most-recognized campaigns.
Marcio Patriota – 3,028 followers
Twin brothers Marcio and Marcos Patriota technically count as two people, but they almost never work alone and package themselves as a brand. The brothers’ visibility is due in part to their work with celebrity photographer Terry Richardson and the “Made In Brazil” blog. They frequently pose together in homoerotic and incestuous poses, to the delight of literally everyone.