Even though I promised more diversity in my Model Behavior feature at the beginning of the year, don’t mistake the inclusion of Andre Douglas as a sign of tokenism. This caramel stud is all kinds of sexy. I was half debating saving him for my Man Crush series instead. With his stunning face, body and height, it’s hard to imagine he had no interest in modeling. Thankfully after turning down multiple offers, the Wilhelmina model chose to follow his destiny to the fashion industry.
“Fortunately, I’ve been blessed in this industry to where I’m not struggling and I’m able to work with a wide variety of clients. But I do know that this journey and where I’ve made it is not owed to me by any means, so I take it as a blessing and I’m thankful every day”. – Andre Douglas in OUT Magazine
With his chiseled face and bad boy tattoos, Douglas is a favorite among designers. His classic All-American looks landed major campaigns with Abercrombie & Fitch, Levis, D-Squared and Barneys, but his bread and butter is with Tommy Hilfiger. The American designer has used Andre for multiple campaigns. His runway credits include strutting it out for DSquared2 and Nautica. His editorial work has appeared in Details, Essence and GQ. Check out plenty of pics of Douglas below.