His mother made a dress for him before he was born. Doctors had said he was going to be a girl.
He has one older brother: Michael.
As a kid, he was quiet and shy. He was very kind too.
When he was seventeen, he decided to travel to the United States in search of more excitement in his life.
He worked as a nanny before becoming a supermodel.
He was a judge for Miss Universe 1999 in Trinidad & Tobago.
He is also a photographer.
He was named one of "People" magazines 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1992.
In 1991, he modeled for his first magazine cover (Harpers Bazaar).
His agency is Boss Models.
He has appeared in magazines ranging from Vogue to Elle.
He has an apartment in New York City.
He is known as the World's First Male Supermodel.
He showered naked for a Calvin Klein jeans ad shot by Bruce Weber.
While rollerblading in Venice Beach, he was discovered by a photographer. He agreed to have his pictures taken, and he was in Paris in a few months.
Marcus is best friends with fellow model, Joel West.
Donated proceeds from his book Marcus Schenkenberg: New Rules to Multiple Sclerosis charities because his brother suffers from this disease.
He published a book. Marcus Schenkenberg: New Rules. It has more than 100 photos, quotes and reviews by people in the fashion industry on his career as a male model.
He speaks Swedish, English, Dutch, Italian and French.
Measurements: Suit 42, Shirt 16, Waist 31, Shoe 9 1/2.
Eyes are brown.
Hair color is brown.
Weight is 188 lbs.
Nickname is Scheckie to friends in the fashion industry (and Mackan to family).
Height is 6' 2'' (1.88m)