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What's better on a balmy Friday night than hanging out at Chelsea Piers, sipping icy cocktails, and watching dozens of male models from New York's top agencies run around—shirtless and glistening with sweat—playing soccer?
VMan sponsored its first hopefully-to-be-annual Male Model World Cup last Friday night. Request, VNY, Major, DNA, Ford, and New York Models all sent teams to represent.
"I came up with this idea actually at Mathias Lauridsen’s birthday dinner," VMan editor Jacob Brown told Models.com. "He was telling me about the league soccer he plays, and how so many of the guys are also very serious soccer players—a lot of them are from Europe and have played all their lives. One of us made a joke like, 'Oh wouldn’t it be funny if there was a big tournament where all the models competed.' And then I realized that it would actually be a perfect event for VMan to host."
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the boys in blue—Hummel uniforms, all around—from Major Models won the VMan cup.
How it worked
Lenz von Johnston
Joost Van Der Hulst
Request Model Management
New York Models