Men of GQ

Michael Flinn top male model

Michael Flinn currently lives in Newport beach California and was considered "the most beautiful male model in the world" by people magazine in 1989.

Flynn was born and raised in Southern California. After earning his college degree in accounting with a minor in computer science at the University of Southern California, he traveled the globe becoming the top male model in the world. From 1983 to 1994 he was the main image of Hugo Boss, since that time, there has not been any other similiar association between a brand and a male model, that made him the most memorable face in GQ and around the world.

While at The University of Southern California and was featured on "The Men of Troy" calendar that started his career in modeling. After, he was sent to New York to sign with Wilhelmina modeling agency.

MALE SUPER MODEL STATUS: From 1983 to 1989 Flinn's premier agency was Wilhelmina Men (New York). In those times, a model didn't jump around from agency to agency. He was the choice for Boss and Wilhelmina's top male model. "He had class and loyalty, something you don't see today." -Bruce Cooper, Co Founder of Wilhelmina New York.

VOGUE: "In 1989 he permanently joined his family's company. Flinn says "the desire to enter the business was their decision, in 1995, I was able to take full charge of the company as president." Flynn was not only an incredible athlete, but has been the corner stone and incredible father to his three children.

"Flinn's face will forever me remembered as "the face" of Hugo Boss from 1983 to 1994 and the greatest impact on Boss sales as well as having an ad in every GQ from 1983 to 1994. No male model has ever acheived such a status of epic porportions."  -Vogue Magazine's top 25 Male Models Ever.