it takes more than a six-pack to impress Rihanna. The boys chosen for the show have concerns and interests that extend far beyond fashion
Fenty x Puma has never lacked for top models. With stars like Gigi Hadid, Binx Walton, and Lexi Boling all appearing on Rihanna’s runway, the show’s casting has become a seasonal highlight. Although the girls and the womenswear do get the bulk of the attention, the show has also become known for its hunky male models.
Rihanna and casting director, Piergiorgio del Moro make sure that their lineups are filled with interesting faces that represent the brand’s inclusive perspective, but a little sex appeal is always in the mix. With their chiseled abs and handsome faces, the men of Fenty x Puma give the audience its Fashion Week eye candy.
Of course it takes more than a six-pack to impress Rihanna. The boys chosen for the show have concerns and interests that extend far beyond fashion. Compton-bred Geron McKinley has been present at three seasons of Fenty, but when he isn’t modeling, he manages a non-profit, CNCRT Inc., that helps underprivileged children further their educational opportunities. Fall’s standout Brian Whitakker has the robust social media following of an influencer, but he uses his time online to raise awareness about mental illness ; model-artist Sang Woo Kim has moved from fashion shows to having solo exhibitions in Berlin. Here, a trip through Fenty’s talented and oh so attractive male archive, proving the group brings something extra to the table.