Simon Hessman has been ranked Number 2 on a list of the Top 50 Male Models from models.com.
The B.C. model was discovered after the sister of a friend sent a photo of him to Mode Models in Calgary, according to the site's profile.
With representation by the top modelling agencies in Europe and the U.S., it's hardly surprising Nessman is working with some of the biggest designer names and the top photographers in the world. With numerous high end editorial shoots, and more than a few covers on magazines such as Vogue, Elle and GQ under his belt, Hessman is a familiar face to anyone interested in fashion.
With many campaigns for Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren on his resume, Nessman has a portfolio that boasts a stunning collection of images by photographers such as Mario Testino, Bruce Weber and Mario Sorrenti.
But when he's not gracing the catwalks or posing in some glamorous international location, Hessman remains a B.C. boy through and through, making his home on windswept Vargas Island, off the coast of Tofino, The Province reports.
The 23-year-old signed with Major Management in early 2007, and by November of that year was featured in French Vogue spread photographed by Bruce Weber, according to New York Magazine.
Born on Hornby Island, Nessman is the youngest of four children, he told CoverMen Mag, noting that his first campaign with Givenchy was the turning point in his career.
Take a look at some of the advertising campaigns Nessman has been the face of in the slideshow below:
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Discovered in 1992, Beckford's a veteran poser by now. He went on to co-host Bravo's "Make Me A Supermodel."
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Everyone's favorite footballer certainly can <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/19/david-beckham-h-m-ad-underwear-spring-summer-2013_n_2511163.html">multitask</a>.
The face of Chanel and Fendi was once an accessory for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/katy-perry-baptiste-giabiconi_n_1365679.html">Katy Perry</a>.
Kroenig dropped a soccer scholarship to model for Abercrombie & Fitch, and he now counts Karl Lagerfeld among his biggest fans.
This British-bred beauty <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/americas-next-top-model-n_n_1524091.html">judged America's Next Top Model's Cycle 19</a>.
This face might be familiar from campaigns for American Eagle, Calvin Klein, Armani Exchange and Versace for H&M.
Goodwins has walked in runway shows for DKNY, Calvin Klein and Viktor & Rolf.
O'Pry was <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/video/2008/06/19/style/1194817121494/the-next-top-male-model.html">scouted from his prom photos</a>. We wish we could have been his date.
Nobili left school in Milan to debut at Alexander McQueen's runway show in January 2011. Since, he's been in a Giorgio Armani film with Karolina Kurkova and stripped down to skivvies for Moschino.
Bastiaan van Gaalen
He's been in Hugo Boss and Daks ads and walked the runway at Damir Doma. Pictured here in a campaign for Pierre Balmain.
This Swedish model recently appeared in Lacoste's pre-fall lookbook, and walked a slew of shows for spring, including Gucci, Belstaff, Bottega Veneta and Rag + Bone.
Described by <a href="http://clementchabernaud-daily.tumblr.com/">one devoted tumblr</a> as a "Flawless French F--k." That pretty much covers it.