The world of fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry. Owing to this, it is not surprising that models of different categories, shapes, sizes, and talent levels can be found wherever you look. Still, in the midst of all this, Francisco Lachowski stands out. He is not the tallest, or the most chiseled; his physical appearance can be described in a single phrase – just right.
With his brown eyes, perfectly shaped jaw, and not-yet-adult framework, Francisco burst onto the scene in his mid-teens and has never looked back. Since then he has worked with a myriad of big names: internationally reputed fashion magazines, elite advertisement 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 still has much more to give.
Francisco Lachowski Biography
Francisco, who was born on May 13, 1991, did not grow up with a silver spoon. He was born in the city of Curitiba, the capital and the largest city in the Brazilian State of Parana. However, sometime in his childhood, he and his family moved to the city of Foz do Iguaçu. Francisco would stay there until he was eight years old.
It is inarguable that Francisco’s looks and work ethics are partly down to his genes. His father, Roberto Lachowski is of Polish descent. And his mother, Maria Lachowski is of Portuguese and German heritage. The model also has two sisters, both of whom are older than him – Isabella and Marcela.
Everything You Need To Know About Him
The then-pubescent boy seemed to show he had the Midas touch when he made his first attempt at modeling in 2008. He entered a modeling competition sponsored by Ford Models. He emerged the winner of the competition and won the title for Ford Men’s Supermodel of the World. His win also earned him his first ever modeling contract with the organizers of the competition, Ford Models. The contract was reportedly worth $60,000. Francisco was 16 years old at the time.
Of course, this opened the doors to a myriad of other clients and agents. As he grew older, his developing physique and burgeoning modeling experience brought him international recognition – and clients in the form of elite brands like Dior. It was during this period that the increasingly popular model made his runway debut for the elite designer brands Dior Homme and Gucci. The fashion shows for both brands took place in Milan and Paris in 2009.
The young model’s career-graph only shot up from there. He had already been doing work for editorials like Vogue Hommes, The Ones 2 Watch, V Man, Sense Magazine, and Tendencias Magazine. However, in July 2010, he landed on the radar of Vanity Teen. He did a photoshoot organized by Marley Kate and shot by Marley Rizzuti.
In the following years, top fashion brands came knocking on his door. As a result, Francisco’s portfolio includes powerhouses like Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Mugler, and DSquared2.
His work with popular editorials has seen him work with other models, such as Sebastian Sauve, who he worked with on a project for Chaos.
Besides his ad campaigns for names like DKNY, MAVI Jeans, Triton and Armani Exchange, he has also appeared in a host of promotional videos and television commercials. One of these happened in 2014 when he did a promotional video for Cacheral and 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 that most people can only dream about. His work with various modeling agencies has taken him to places like Milan (WhyNot Models), Barcelona (SIGHT Models), Paris (Success Models), London (Models 1). He has also been to Hamburg, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo in his home country of Brazil.
In 2013, Tumblr compiled a list of “Most Blogged About Models”. Lachowski came in 5th on the list. In 2015, Models.com ranked him on their ‘Sexiest Men’s’ and ‘Industry Icons’ list. He is also on their list of the top 25 highest paid models in the fashion industry. Francisco holds the record for being the highest rated and ranked Brazilian model in the world.
Mr. Lachowski is a sports lover and frequently enjoys tennis, skateboarding, surfing, and soccer. He is also a hardcore fan of the Brazilian soccer team Atletico Paranaense. He took Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai classes at one point.
Francisco Lachowski’s romantic life
Lachowski’s career achievements are not the only thing worthy of envy. On the personal and home front, the supermodel couldn’t be doing any better.
Francisco Lachowski is married to Canadian fashion model, Jessiann Gravel Beland. As lovely as their love story is, it is somewhat predictable. The couple met in Japan, Francisco was in the country for a shooting he was doing for HUGE Magazine. Jessiann and Lachowski hit it off and soon moved in together in Paris. They later moved to Montreal, Canada, and then Brooklyn, New York City.
The fashion icon married his heartthrob among friends and family, on December 3, 2013, at Pompano Beach, Florida. They have two children, Milo Lachowski and Laslo Lachowski. Milo was born on March 25, 2013, and Laslo came on November 19, 2016.
The couple’s love story was a public affair and was covered by a few illustrious magazines. In 2014, Lachowski, his wife, and their son, Milo were on the cover of Cosmopolitan April edition as “Love Story”, and also a Galore editorial “Meet the Lachowskis”.
Francisco and Jessiann have worked together on a number of editorials and ad campaigns. Their joint efforts have seen them tackle projects for Dress To Kill, Bare, Elle Quebec, and the Canadian clothing brand RW&CO.
Building a family is something one does not hear often of models, especially those in the zenith of their careers. However, the Brazilian icon is a big believer in the priority and importance of family and is proof that having one cannot derail your dream if you do not let it.