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No Six-Pack Necessary: Here’s How You Could Become a Man Model for Chubbies

Male model posing in a waterfront setting.
Photo courtesy of Chubbies


Do you have aspirations of becoming a male model, but don’t quite have that David Beckham look? You know what I’m talking about: a six-pack, perfectly tousled hair and a jawline that could cut steel. The works.

Well I’m here to tell you that despite your lack of Beckham-esque abs, your dreams could still come true.

Chubbies, the clothing retailer famous for its colorfully printed short shorts, is on the search for 10 new man models who break the mold on what it means to be a conventional model.

Don’t believe me? Here’s proof straight from the horse’s mouth: “Turns out you don’t need a photoshopped 12-pack and consummately contoured calves to look rad af in a pair of shorts. Turns out, you just need to be you.”

There you have it: Chubbies is a body shaming-free zone, and all shapes and sizes are welcome to enter this model competition.

So, what do these contest winners get, you ask?

Well, for starters, winners get a two-year paid modeling contract. And with that contract comes all-expenses paid photo and video shoots around the world.

If for some reason free trips to Fiji aren’t enough for you, winners also get free Chubbies for life. Considering the shorts and swim trunks run from $30 to $60 bucks a pop, I’d say that’s a pretty sweet deal.

We’ve already discussed the physical requirements — or lack thereof — but what else makes you a good fit to be a Chubbies Man Model? See if you agree with some of the company’s values:

  • Total weekend warriors
  • Belief in the right to show off your quads
  • A love of all American flag apparel — shorts, swim trunks, overalls, etc.
  • Hawaiian shirt enthusiasts
  • Extremely anti-top button

If you read that list and had “USA! USA!” running through your head, you’re probably a good fit.

So, if you’re ready to launch your modeling career and show off your radical thighs to the world, prepare your best poem because you’re gonna need it for the application process (I’m not joking, you really have to provide a poem).

Enter the 2018 Chubbies Man Model Contest

Here’s what you gotta do:

  • Follow Chubbies on Instagram — and scope out the competition while you’re at it
  • Pick out your most flattering picture from Instagram (or unflattering, your choice)
  • Upload your photo and fill out this application
  • Force your friends and family to vote for you

Public voting counts for 10% of the judging criteria in the first round, and the rest comes from your video/picture content and short answers. But if you make it to the top 20, your fate rests in the voters hands because public vote will ultimately determine the top 10 winners.

You have until midnight on May 8 to enter the competition, so take your time answering the questions and choose your Instagram photo wisely — your modeling career is on the line here!

The top 20 finalists will be notified no later than May 10, and the 10 overall winners will find out on May 20, according to the contest rules. You can read more about the rules and legal mumbo jumbo here if you like.

If you decide to enter this competition, then I wish you good luck and offer a piece of advice: Don’t forget about us little people when you become a world famous model.

Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s a strong believer in “Sky’s Out, Thighs Out.”

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