Leandro Maeder was discovered in 2005 by a Blue Model Management scout in Beverly Hills. At the time he was mopping the floors for a bagel shop.
Leandro Maeder’s first job was a photo shoot for Target. He was also the face for brands like Roberto Cavalli, Dsquared2 and Dolce & Gabbana.
The agencies that Leandro Maeder is signed with are Elite Toronto, Unique Denmark Copenhagen, Sight Management Studio Barcelona, Models 1 London, d’management group Milan and Success Models Paris.
In 1989 Leandro Maeder moved to Los Angeles.
In 2005 he signed with Bleu Model Management in Los Angeles.
In 2005 Leandro Maeder modeled for Abercrombie & Finch and in 2006 he appeared in an editorial for Maxim that was photographed by Dean Isidro.
In 2007 he signed a contract with Dsquared2 He Wood cologne, he became the face for Roberto Cavalli, he walked in Milan for the fall Dsquared2 show, he appeared in an editorial for Vogue Italy that was photographed by Steven Meisel, he appeared in the German Playboy, he was photographed for Dolce & Gabbana, he modeled for the Nordstrom catalogue and also walked the spring shows for Dolce & Gabbana, Belstaff, Valentino, Dsquared2, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano in Milan and Paris.
In 2008 he appeared in the music video ‘Beautiful’ by Taylor Dayne. He also walked for John Barlett for the fall show in New York, he appeared in an ad campaign for D&G, and he appeared in an editorial for V and appeared in a Squint spread.
In 2009 he appeared in the fall issue of Numero Homme and appeared in editorials for V magazine, Love magazine and Out magazine.
In 2010 Leandro Maeder appeared in an ad campaign for Heyu.
In 2011 he appeared in an ad campaign for Dsquared2 Wood fragrance.
In 2013 he appeared in an ad campaign for Dsquared2 wood fragrance.