Next Up: 21-Year-Old Male Model Ralph Souffrant

Ralph Souffrant
Model Ralph Souffrant @souffrantnyc

Model Ralph Souffrant is one of the hottest new male models in the fashion world. He’s recognized mostly by the copious amount of freckles that are visible on his face, and the rest of his body as well. However, with or without the freckles his handsome face and nice physique are what makes him someone to watch out for.

This 21-year-old Haiti native came to New York City with his mother at 9-years-old. He lived and matriculated through grade school in Brooklyn, developing a love for fitness in high school. His affinity for working out and exercising in public parks led to him meeting photographer Aaron Taylor at the age of 13.

The two become good friends after Aaron approached him and asked for permission to take photos of him. Through their friendship, he was able to mentor Ralph and took photos o him free of charge. Eventually, the two decided to set up an Instagram account for him in 2015, which was the start of Ralph’s modeling career.

Ralph Souffrant
Ralph Souffrant poses backstage at the Concept Korea fashion show, by Theo Wargo

Ralph made his modeling debut at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show, which took place at Madison Square Garden in February 2016. The same day he signed a modeling contract with Re:Quest Modeling Agency the next day. Since then Ralph has gone on to be featured in publications like Vogue, Teen Vogue, and W Magazine. He was also apart of a recent Nordstrom Campaign and walked in the Teddy Ondo Ella fashion show during Men’s Fashion Week, this summer.

Photo by Biel Parklee

Now 21-years-old, Ralph studies dermatology. Ironically, his freckles come from a skin condition similar to vitiligo. He’s expressed that as a child he hated his skin, especially after being bullied by other kids. Fortunately, the fashion industry has embraced his skin in a way that he has never dreamed. However, Ralph has put dermatology to the side for the moment to focus on his career. He’s currently represented by Next Modeling Agency in New York City.

Martel Sharpe

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