Meet Fashion’s First Plus-Size Male Model

Zach Miko
Zach Miko attends the Pirelli event during New York Fashion Week. 

Make room on the runway, Ashley Graham! Zach Miko is the newest model crushing the industry’s standards. The 6’6” New Yorker with a 40-inch waist just became the first man to sign with Brawn, the new male plus-size division of IMG Models.

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Miko, 26, was recruited by IMG after they found his Instagram, which is chock-full of selfies with his wife and adorable pics of his dog, Brenner. But he already had a head-start before getting recruited. Miko was the face of Target’s big and tall section in 2015 — a feat that even he couldn’t believe at first.

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“When you are a man my size, it’s never even considered a possibility,” he told WWD after the agency announced the news on Tuesday, March 15. “So it’s kind of really cool that it has become a possibility and times have changed.”

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And while Miko is blazing his own path, he still has the utmost respect for his fellow IMG-er Graham, who became Sports Illustrated’s first curvy swimsuit cover model with the 2016 issue.

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“Ashley is a superstar,” he told WWD. “She changed the conversation of what beauty is. If I can do only a fraction of what she does, I will be so honored.”

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