The world of fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry. Therefore, it is not surprising that models of different categories, shapes, sizes, and talent levels can be found everywhere. Yet in the midst of all this, Francisco Lachowski stands out. He is not the biggest or the most chiseled; his physical appearance can be described in a single sentence – just right.
With his brown eyes, his perfectly formed jaw and his not yet grown-up physique, Francisco stormed onto the stage in his mid-forties and has never looked back. Since then he has worked with countless big names: internationally renowned fashion magazines, elite advertising agencies, top fashion brands, etc. His portfolio includes names like Cosmopolitan, L’Oreal, Esquire, DKNY Jeans, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Dior, Armani, Vogue, GQ, etc. Today he is celebrated as an established model who has much more to give.
Francisco Lachowski Biography
Francisco, who was born on 13 May 1991, did not grow up with a silver spoon. He was born in the city of Curitiba, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Parana. However, at some point in his childhood, he moved with his family to the city of Foz do Iguaçu. Francisco remained there until he was eight years old.
It is undeniable that Francisco owes his appearance and work ethic in part to his genes. His father, Roberto Lachowski, is of Polish descent. And his mother, Maria Lachowski, is of Portuguese and German descent. The model also has two sisters, both older than him – Isabella and Marcela.
Everything You Need To Know About Him
The then pubescent boy seemed to show that he had the Midas touch when he made his first attempt as a model in 2008. He took part in a modeling competition sponsored by Ford Models. He emerged as the winner of the contest and won the title “Ford Men’s Supermodel of the World”. This victory also earned him his very first modeling contract with the organizers of the competition, Ford Models. The contract is said to have been worth 60,000 dollars. Francisco was 16 years old at the time.
This of course opened doors for him to countless other clients and agents. As he grew older, his evolving physique and burgeoning modeling experience brought him international recognition – and clients in the form of elite brands like Dior. During this time, the increasingly popular model debuted on the catwalk for elite designer brands Dior Homme and Gucci. The fashion shows for both brands were held in Milan and Paris in 2009.
The career graphics of the young model only shot up from there. He had already worked for editorials like Vogue Hommes, The Ones 2 Watch, V Man, Sense Magazine, and Tendencias Magazine. But in July 2010 he landed on Vanity Teen’s radar. He did a photoshoot organized by Marley Kate and shot by Marley Rizzuti.
In the following years, the most important fashion brands knocked on his door. Francisco’s portfolio includes powerhouses like Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Mugler, and DSquared2.
In his work with popular editorials, he has collaborated with other models, such as Sebastian Sauve, with whom he worked on a project for Chaos.
In addition to his advertising campaigns for names such as DKNY, MAVI Jeans, Triton, and Armani Exchange, he has also appeared in a variety of promotional videos and television commercials. One of these happened in 2014 when he shot a promotional video for Cacharel and the MAVI Spring/Summer 2014 collection; the promo video was titled Amor, Amor in a Flash.
Career Achievements and Hobbies
Francisco Lachowski’s work has taken him to countries and cities most people can only dream about. His work with different model agencies has taken him to places like Milan (WhyNot Models), Barcelona (SIGHT Models), Paris (Success Models), London (Models 1). He has also been in his home country Brazil in Hamburg, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo.
In 2013 Tumblr compiled a list of “Most Blogged About Models”. Lachowski was ranked 5th on the list. In 2015 he was listed on Models.com’s “Sexiest Men’s” and “Industry Icons” list. He is also on the list of the 25 highest paid models in the fashion industry. Francisco holds the record as the best rated and best placed Brazilian model in the world.
Mr. Lachowski is a sports lover and often enjoys tennis, skateboarding, surfing, and soccer. He is also an ardent fan of the Brazilian football team Atletico Paranaense. He once took Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai classes.
Francisco Lachowski’s romantic life
Lachowski’s professional achievements are not the only thing to be envied. Personally and on the home front, the supermodel couldn’t be better off.
Francisco Lachowski is married to the Canadian model Jessiann Gravel Beland. As beautiful as her love story is, it is somehow predictable. The couple met in Japan, Francisco was in the country for a shoot he did for HUGE Magazine. Jessiann and Lachowski got along well and moved in together in Paris soon after. Later they moved to Montreal, Canada, and then to Brooklyn, New York City.
The fashion icon married his crush among friends and family on December 3, 2013, in Pompano Beach, Florida. They have two children, Milo Lachowski and Laslo Lachowski. Milo was born on March 25, 2013. Laslo arrived on November 19, 2016.
The couple’s love story was a public affair and was covered in several illustrious magazines. In 2014, Lachowski, his wife, and their son Milo appeared on the front page of the April issue of Cosmopolitan as “Love Story” and also in a gala editorial “Meet the Lachowski’s”.
Francisco and Jessiann have collaborated on a number of editorials and advertising campaigns. Together they have undertaken projects for Dress To Kill, Bare, Elle Quebec, and Canadian apparel brand RW&CO.
Building a family is something you don’t often hear from models, especially those at the peak of their careers. However, the Brazilian icon firmly believes in the priority and importance of family and is proof that you can’t derail your dream if you don’t make it come true.