Abercrombie & Fitch, also known as A&F, was founded by David Thomas Abercrombie and Ezra H. Fitch in 1892, in Manhattan Borough of New York City, New York. It was originally an elite costuming concern of sporting and pleasure trips and as such was more known for its shot guns, fishing rods and tents. In 1894 the company expanded and established its first foreign branch in Beirut, Lebanon in the Ashrafieh area. The original store still exists in Beirut. Currently Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a popular and famous clothing brand. The company targets casual clothing for 18-22 year-old consumers. It is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio and has three main branches: Abercrombie kids, Hollister Co., and Gilly Hicks. It has 300 outlets in the U.S. alone, while it is also expanding internationally. The company does not provide outfits for oversized consumers and has no large or extra large outfits.
1. Casandra Ventura
Casandra Ventura, better known as Cassie, was born to a Filipino father and an African American mother, in New London, Connecticut in August 1986. She attended William School and started modeling at the age of fourteen years. She is an American model, actress and dancer. She has appeared on the advertisements of Abercrombie & Fitch. Cassie has signed to the modeling agencies Wilhelmina Models and One Management. She is a stylish icon, known for her edgy, feminine and sophisticated fashion. She has appeared in the magazines GQ and Bust. Cassie is also known for setting the trend of shaving the head partially. She was inspired by Kate Moss, who was named by the Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world in 2007.
2. Hilary H. Rhoda
Hilary H. Rhoda was born on April 6, 1987 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She received her early education at St. Jane de Chantal School, Bethesda, Maryland. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross, which was an all-girls school. After her appearance in the pro scout event in Washington D.C. she received may callbacks and she decided to sign to Women Model Management. Before switching to the Click Model Management, she appeared in Abercrombie & Fitch and is considered one of the best models there. She is 5 ft. 11 in. tall, with blue eyes and dark brown hair. She measures 34-24-36 which is considered an ideal measurement for a woman. In this measurement 34 refers to the chest, 25 to the waist, and 36 to the hips. She was one of the most attractive Abercrombie & Fitch models.
3. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher was born to Larry and Diane Kutcher, minutes before his fraternal twin brother, Michael. At the age of thirteen years, he faced two painful events. His parents were separated and his brother could not survive a cardiac surgery. He said, ‘If I could give him my heart so that he could live, I would have’. After the separation of his parents, he, along with his brother and sister, stayed with their mother. After she remarried, they moved to a small farming community in Homestead, IA. He graduated in 1996 and won the Fresh Faces of Iowa modeling contest in 1997. Thereafter, he signed with a modeling agency in New York and appeared as a model at Abercrombie & Fitch. During his modeling shoot at Abercrombie & Fitch, he met his would-be girlfriend January Jones.
4. Tom Welling
Thomas John Patrick Welling, better known as Tom Welling, was born on April 26, 1977 in Putnam Valley, New York, U.S. He attended Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan. He is an American model, actor and director. He started as a construction worker and was first discovered by a catalog camera scout at a party in Nantucket, who suggested to him to try modeling. At first he signed with Louisa Modeling Agency, and then signed with another modeling agency in Los Angeles. There he modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch. He was considered among the most attractive Abercrombie & Fitch models. He is 6 ft. 3 inches tall. The People magazine named him the Breakthrough Star of 2001 and he also won the Teen Choice Award.
5. Chris Carmack
James Christopher Carmack, commonly known as Chris Carmack, was born on December 22, 1980 in Washington D.C. USA. He was raised in Derwood, Maryland. He developed a taste for drama at Magruder High School. After graduation, he attended New York University. He was discovered by a modeling scout named John Yannella. After meeting him, Carmack decided to go for modeling. Bruce Weber, who was trying to find a model, found him just an ideal model for Abercrombie & Fitch. After two years in New York, he moved to Los Angeles. In 2005, he became an Ezra Fitch model, which was a label intended for high income consumers and sold at Abercrombie & Fitch.
6. Brandi Bondoc
Brandi Bondoc is a very attractive, colored female Abercrombie and Fitch model. She has freckles on her face, which in fact add to her beauty. She is 5 ft 8 inches tall and measures 33-24-36, bust, waist and hips. It is an ideal measurement for an attractive woman and an Abercrombie and Fitch model is usually required to fall within very close proximity of this measurement. Her free flowing long hair and freckled face give her the look of a friendly person, even to those who are seeing her for the first time. Even in ordinary and casual dress, she appears simply gorgeous.
7. Matt Woodhouse
Matt Woodhouse, nicknamed Woody, was born on July 2, 1992 in London. He is a typical Abercrombie & Fitch model. He is white and a tall person, having excellent physique. He is promoted by Elite Model Management, London. He has been photographed by the famous photographer, Bruce Weber. He likes to play football and hates bad drivers. Shawshank Redmeption is his favorite movie. Australia is his dream country and he considers himself as an ambitious person but he does not like to be overambitious for anything. Girls are especially attracted towards him, and often like to select the casual outfits, which they sometimes saw in Woody’s photos, for their boyfriends.
8. Paddy Mitchell
Paddy Mitchell is one of the most handsome and attractive Abercrombie male models. He belongs to London and was discovered when he was on his way to rugby training. He is 6 ft 2 inches tall and interested in playing rugby. He has a broad fan base in America, Europe and interestingly in China too. He is so handsome, that at times he is referred to as cute. He always has a fresh, bold, innocent and amazingly attractive look. He is only sixteen and studious. He is a distinctively alluring Abercrombie male model. He has regularly appeared in the A&F family in both in-store and on-line imagery.
9. Colton Haynes
Colton Lee Haynes was born on July 13, 1988 in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. He was raised in Andale, Kansas, but had also lived in New Mexico, Texas and Florida. While living in New York, he became Abercrombie & Fitch model at the age of only fifteen years. He appeared for the first time in a Bruce Weber photo shoot for A&F. Later on, the company policy changed to employing models not less than 18 years of age. He appeared on the cover of Hero magazine’s Issue number 6 for winter 2011 and spring 2012.
10. Trevor Donovan
Trevor Donovan Neubauer, better known as Trevor Donovan, was born on October 11, 1978 in Mammoth, Lakes, California. He is an American model and actor. He was educated at The Art Institute of Los Angeles, California to receive a degree in graphic design. He had a liking for skiing and snowboarding since his childhood. In 2011, he won the CBS celebrity ski race. He started his career as an Abercrombie and Fitch model. He is more interested in acting and is known for playing the role of Teddy Montgomery in the Teen Drama television series 90210.
Typical Abercrombie and Fitch models are young and attractive men and women, wearing the Abercrombie and Fitch casual clothing. They appear in natural and relaxed moods. They are mostly photographed by the world famous photographer, Bruce Weber. Not many models are famous during their modeling career, but many of the Abercrombie and Fitch models at later stages emerged into well-known celebrities. Advertisement is a prerequisite for sales and marketing of any product, and the Abercrombie and Fitch models are the most effective advertisements to promote the branded outfits. Just as a photograph is said to be more effective than a thousand words, an attractive model too is more effective than many, if not a thousand, advertisements.