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Best Friday Night Fashion Event Ever: VMan Male Model World Cup

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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 "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

The line-up:
Danny Schwarz
Ollie Edwards
Lenz von Johnston
Mike Boyd
Helge Gjerstad
Dan Duderstadt
Joost Van Der Hulst

Request Model Management
Arthur Kulkov
Claudio Monteiro
Douglas Folis
Markus Fent
Mikhael Ayoub

New York Models
Mathias Lauridsen
Nadav Heyman
Erik Sims
Brett Reeves
Mark Westinghouse

Major Models
Ben Pamies
Simon Nessman
Oraine Barrett
George Paul

FORD Models
Marcus Andersson
James Collins
Anderson Ribero
Daniel DiTomasso
Darrin Haala
Daniel Robert

DNA Models
Lucas Kalda
Issa Tomaleh
Matt Loewen
Robin Scott
Wes Phillips

Photos by Kirt Reynolds for Fashionisto

(Disclosure: The editor of is also the contributing style editor at VMan.)
· VMan male model world cup by Kirt Reynolds [Fashionisto]
· World Cup []

Chelsea Piers Golf Club

23rd St. and 11 Ave., New York, NY