Among the numerous young people who became popular through social media is German-born Toni Mahfud who has since morphed into the number one male influencer in Germany. A super-talented artist, communications designer, model, blogger, and photographer, Toni does not only effortlessly win the hearts of people with his extremely handsome looks, but also charms his fans with his drawings and photography. In addition to this, his casual style and cool personality are also major contributing factors that earned him his social media superstar status.
He started publishing his posts in 2011 and has since gained millions of loyal Instagram followers, Facebook likes and subscribers on his eponymous YouTube channel. He also has thousands of followers on Twitter. On his YouTube channel, Toni Mahfud has featured speed painting videos, as well as speed drawings of celebrities and movie characters, including Maleficent, Channing Tatum, Cara, and singer Adele.
In addition to his artworks, the bundle of natural talents is also an experienced model and has worked for a number of top brands. Also in the blogging business, Toni blogs about lifestyle, fashion, and travel. Find out more about him below.
Toni Mahfud’s Background Details
The handsome artist was born Toni Gabriel Mahfud on the 2nd of December 1994. Even though a lot of his fans would love to know everything about his family, education, early childhood, etc, there are hardly any available facts about his background. Nevertheless, we will let you know as much information as it is available on him.
According to reports, Toni’s parents are Syrians by origin (this explains the mystery behind his even complexion and black hair) but they live and have naturalized in Germany, where they gave birth to and also raised him. The young star is currently based in Hamburg, Germany, as revealed by his social media profiles, however, speaking in an interview, he said that he looks forward to relocating to Los Angeles one day.
Toni Mahfud has one brother named Jan Mahfud, who some online reports say is his twin brother. They share a pretty close bond as seen in the pictures they post on social media, but unlike Toni, Jan seems not to be cut out for the arts.
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How He Developed His Love For Arts
Toni was born into a family that is artistically inclined and as a result of this, he developed a passion for art from the time he was a little 4-year-old with an inclination towards creative art and modelling.
While there are no details about the schools Toni attended and nothing to prove that he acquired any professional training to do what he does, a number of sources indicate that the amazing pieces of artwork he produces are principally a result of natural talents. As a child, he would draw the sketches of his favourite cartoon characters on blank papers with ease and just by that alone, anyone could easily tell that he had a bright future in the art industry.
Thanks to the availability of different social media platforms through which a whole lot of youths have become famous, Toni decided to take advantage of the opportunity to get his works out there. In light of this decision, he started promoting his artworks on social media in 2011, posting pencil drawings and photos of his well-chiselled physique for the world to see and savour. From then onward, he has enjoyed an ever-increasing level of fame which transcends beyond his home country of Germany.
Some Important Works Toni Mahfud Has Carried Out
After continuously promoting himself on social media, Toni’s efforts paid off as he began to receive several modelling offers from Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger and other big companies. He featured on some of Tommy Hilfiger’s commercials and walked the runway for top designers during fashion week in Europe. He is also signed on to the modelling agency known as IMG Models and has through the agency, taken part in various promotional campaigns for G-Star Raw, Tigha, Adidas, Nike, and Hugo Boss brands.
Toni has also served as a brand ambassador for companies like OnePiece, Edited, Gillette, Daniel Wellington, and Tommy Hilfiger in addition to signing endorsement deals with Tigha, Filling Pieces, ALLSAINTS, Nike, and G-Star RAW among others.
Subsequently, his artistic skills gave him a whole new level of popularity after his portraits of Channing Tatum, Adele and Angelina Jolie’s character in the movie Maleficent, drew the attention of the Hollywood community.
Toni Mahfud’s Fact Sheet
Other Lesser Known Facts About Him
- Toni stands at 6 feet 1 inch (185cm), has thick black hair and hazel eyes. Aside from his handsome face and well-built body, his trademark hairstyle is also part of the things that make ladies drool over him.
- All thanks to his good looks and multiple talents, movie producers and directors in
Germany and the USA are offering Toni Mahfud an opportunity to appear in their films but it is still unclear whether he has accepted.
- The artist intends to stick to his art, saying he will do whatever it takes for him to become an artist of high repute.
- Even with his fame so far, Mahfud has done a good job of staying away from any form of controversy to date.
- Toni had been very private about his relationship but later on, he threw caution to the wind and began flaunting pictures of his alleged girlfriend named Ruhama Negassi on his Instagram handle. The first of their pictures together was posted on the 8th of March 2016 and in it, they were seen hand in hand at Paris Fashion Week and later during the About You Awards in Mehr Theatre, Hamburg, Germany. The duo was also in Berlin in 2017 where they attended the GQ Men of the Year award at Komische Oper. Although they put up a lot of their pictures on the gram, neither has confirmed their relationship.