Simon Nessman

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Simon Nessman
Simon Nessman.jpg
Nessman in January 2011
Born (1989-11-05) November 5, 1989 (age 25)
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Residence New York City
Nationality Canadian
Modeling information
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Hair color Brown[1]
Eye color Brown[1]
Collar 15.5 (US)[1]
Suit 40 (US) 50 (EU)[1]
Shoe size 12 (US)[1]
Waist 31 (US)[1]
Inseam 33 (US)[1]

Simon Nessman (born November 5, 1989) is a Canadian male model from Courtenay, British Columbia.

Early Life[edit]

Nessman was born in Courtenay, British Columbia. The youngest of three children. In late 2006 Nessman was first discoverd as a model after a friend of his sister sent in pictures of him to a local agency in Canada. At the time 18 year old Nessman was still attending high school at Georges P Vanier Secondary and didn't pursue his modeling career until graduating. Stating that graduating wasn't up for debate.

Nessman eventually moved to New York City to begin his modeling career, staying in the city for the next five years. Nessman was a avid player in his schools basketball and rugby teams. With a talent in basketball, Nessman received offers from both The University of The Fraser Valley and Quest University.

As of late 2013, Nessman returned to school in Canada to persue his college basketball career attending Quest University In Squamish


Nessman is best known as the current face of Giorgio Armani. In addition, he has featured in ad campaigns for Versace, D&G, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Barneys, Gap and John Galliano. He was featured in the 2012 music video of Madonna's new song, Girl Gone Wild, as directed by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

He has walked in shows for Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Tommy Hilfiger, Emporio Armani, Viktor & Rolf, Lacoste, Dsquared2, Narciso Rodriguez and Michael Kors and appeared in Vogue, Details, Numéro, V Man and L'Officiel Hommes.

Stars in A/X Armani Exchange Spring 2011 advertising campaign alongside Clara Alonso, Alejandra Alonso, Marlon Teixeira, and Francisco Lachowski.[2]

Became the face of Giorgio Armani fragrance Acqua di Gio Essenza in spring 2012. The campaign was shot and directed by Bruce Weber (photographer). Nessman stars in both print and video campaigns for the fragrance.[3]

From late 2010 to 2014 Nessman stared in multiple print and film campaign advertisments for American fashion designer Michael Kors alongside Karmen Pedaru.


In 2011, Nessman was the second most successful male model in the world behind Sean O'Pry on list of the Top 50 international male models.[4]


He is of half Austrian and half Scottish descent.[citation needed] Nessman was in a relationship with photographer Gillian Mansonhing-Staples from 2011 to early 2012. Nessman divides his time between New York City and British Columbia. In interviews Nessman has stated he enjoys activities such as gardening, camping, and surfing.


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