David Agbodji was born in Paris on May 8 1987 with black hair and brown eyes. His parents are from Togo and he lived for 10 years in Moscow before the family moved to New York. Many people suggested he go into modelling but he wasn’t really that interested. A friend then asked him to model some of his clothes while he was in college and the girls at the fashion show went mad for him. He never looked at modelling as a long term career, just a way to work through college and earn some money. Studying art at college he always had drawn pictures for his father and he saw this as a career more so than modelling.
When his modelling career started so did his love of photography and the whole process of getting the lights and cameras ready to shoot the pictures. Photography now takes up a lot of time away from modelling and if he wasn’t a model he would be doing some sort of art related career. Other interests away from modelling include basketball and karate. David would love to start an Art foundation and his favourite designers are Calvin, Klein, Ralph Lauren and Diesel.
In 2008 David signed with Re: Quest Management in New York and went on to be signed with Success Models Paris, Elite Toronto, Click LA, I Love Models Milan, Next London, Unique, Copenhagen and Sight Management Studio Barcelona.
2009 sees David appear in 2 editorials for GQ magazine and he debuts at the opening and the closing for Calvin Klein in Milan. In June, Models.com mentions him as being a rising star and uses him as an example of diversity in Milan Fashion week. Steven Klein requests him for advertising and to photograph him for Calvin Klein.
2010 saw David become the face of Calvin Klein and he appears in editorials in V, Interview and French Vogue, GQ Style, V Man, 10 Men and on the cover of Numero Homme. He models designs by Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger.
In 2011, he is again the face of Calvin Klein and models for the ad campaign of Bottega Venetta. Editorials with David appear in several magazines including WAD, V Man, The Block, Seventh Man, Harper’s Bazaar and BL33N. He wears designs by Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood, D&G, and Hermes and appears in advertising for Barney’s, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic and Express.
2012 again sees David modelling designs including those by Bottega Venetta, Hermes, Vivienne Westwood, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Editorials appear in Dansk, OUT, Unlimited, ODDA, V Man, Vogue Japan and Commons and Sense. He also appears on several magazine covers and in many advertisements for popular designers.
Another very busy year for David is 2013 with several editorials including MFF Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Hercules and Supplementary and he wears clothes by Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Posts, Salvatore Ferragamo and Dirk Bikkembergs.
2014 sees David wear fashion by many designers including those modelled in the past and Christopher Raeburn, Philip Plein, Hogan and RAKE. He appears again in several editorials including Made in Brazil, GQ Spain, Flaunt and Magazine Antidote.
In February 2015, David walks in Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief Charity fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion week in New York and he shows no signs of slowing down. Editorials appear in Vamp and GQ Style, Turkey. He models designs in the Nordstrom catalogue and appears in shows wearing designs by En Noir, Greg Lauren, Perry Ellis, Ovadia and Sons and J Crew.