As October is our month of models, we figured it was important for you, dear reader, to know your model heritage. After all, how can you know where your models are going, if you don't know where they've been. Enter Marcus Lodewijk Schenkenberg van Mierop, better known as Marcus Schenkenberg.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden of Dutch and Indonesian descent on August 4, 1968. Schenkenberg was discovered by photog Barry King while rollerskating in Venice Beach in 1989 after which he appeared in ads for Calvin Klein, shot with the legendary Richard Avedon and strutted on catwalks for Versace, Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani. Schenkenberg has managed to survive over 20 years in the modeling game -- as well as a stint on Vh1's precursor to Celebrity Rehab, The Surreal Life and a much-publicized affair with Pamela Anderson -- rightly earning him the title as the World's First Male Supermodel.