Toni Mahfud is a German-born artist, Fine Art Photographer, Model, Communication designer and social media superstar. He is popular for posting his artworks, photos and other content online.
Mahfud’s passion for art began since he was 4 years old and he started rising to fame in 2011 as his posts slowly and steadily got viral across nations.
So far, his posts have gained him more than 3.4 million followers on Instagram, over 1 million fans on Facebook, several thousand on Twitter and about 140k subscribers to his self-titled YouTube channel – where he features speed paintings and drawings of celebrities and movie characters such as Adele, Cara, Channing Tatum, all of which is the biggest reason for the mega success of his social channels.
Some of the top brands he has modelled for include Tommy Hilfiger, Gillette, Edited, Daniel Wellington, OnePiece, Adidas, Tigha, Filling Pieces, Nike, ALLSAINTS, Hugo Boss and G-Star RAW.
Biography, Age & Ethnicity
Toni Gabriel Mahfud was born on December 2, 1994, in a rather artistically inclined family in Hamburg, Germany. His parents are originally from Syria hence he is of Syrian ethnicity. He has shared a few pictures of himself and mum.
Mahfud had a natural gift and interest in creative art and modeling. Though he never took any professional training at the time. Neither was he ever involved in any modelling training, he is a prodigy in both.
As a child, he would draw the sketches of his favourite cartoon characters on blank papers. With excellent academic performance in school, taking up art as a career did seem like a prospect.
Toni Mahfud has one brother who he grew up with. His only brother Jan Mahfud are seemingly close as both siblings share a very close bond, sharing selfies on social media.
Building a Career in Fine Arts and Photography
Thanks to the upsurge of social media fame which was consuming the interests of youths, Toni Mahfud used it to his advantage close to his high school graduation in 2011 to promote his artwork. He started posting penciled artworks and photos of his chiselled physique for the world to see and appreciate. With each passing year, he gained fame beyond Germany.
His self-promotion paid off and several modelling offers from top agencies such as Tommy Hilfiger and Givenchy started dropping. Mahfud appeared in some of Hilfiger’s commercial advertisements and modelled for top designers during fashion weeks in Europe.
Eventually, his popularity spanned over to the lanes of Hollywood where his portraits of Adele, Channing Tatum and Angelina Jolie from her film Maleficent received wide publicity. He was signed on with IMG modelling agency and worked with them on promotional campaigns for brands such as Tigha, Nike, Hugo Boss, Adidas, and G-Star Raw.
With a multi-talented personality, Mahfud is currently receiving some acting offers to star in American and German films, though it isn’t clear if he accepted any.
The talented star wishes to maintain a pure artistry background, saying he will try everything possible to be a reputable and famed artist. He gets to travel a lot and make some substantial amount of money from his new found career.
He is presently working on a shoot project with Mariano Di Vaio, a famous Italian blogger and both of them seem quite a double trouble indeed. So far, Mahfud has not yet landed in any major controversies till present.
His net worth, salary is not yet known but the young man is obviously gearing up for future inflow of wealth.
Height: 6ft and 1in (185cm).
Hair color: Black.
Eye color: Hazel.
Who is Toni Mahfud’s Girlfriend or is he Gay?
Ladies crushing after Mahfud must be relieved to know that their hunk is straight but discrete with his family and romantic life. A few photos of him and different girls have been seen on the internet (which is typical of a male model) but one certainly surface on the internet more than the others.
The artist has shared multiple photos/selfies of himself and girlfriend Ruhama Negassi. Both of them have attended formal occasions together including the GQ Men of the Year award at Komische Oper. Berlin in 2017.
Watch Video of Toni Mahfud’s Artistry.