Mathias Lauridsen is a Danish model from Copenhagen, Denmark and has been featured in numerous ad campaigns including Jil Sander, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton and Hermès. He was discovered in 2003 and is currently signed with Ford Models in Paris, New York Model Management and Scoop in Copenhagen. He is considered to be one of the best male models, and has landed many lucrative contracts, for example the Gucci Pour Homme II fragrance. His runway credentials include opening shows for Hermès, Belstaff, Jill Stuart and closing for both Valentino and John Galliano. He has appeared in editorials for Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue, Vogue Paris, Numéro Homme, GQ and Details. The photographers he has worked with include Steven Meisel, Karl Lagerfeld and Richard Avedon. Avedon photographed Lauridsen for a Hermes ad editorial in 2004 that proved to be one of the photographers last works. He was ranked number 1 on models.com Top 50 Male Models list for more than two years. Recently he was replaced by Baptiste Giabiconi. Lauridsen was the youngest model to appear on the list. He is also ranked #2 in the list of the most successful male models in the world, published by Forbes.