“Why is every famous person’s son, like ridiculously good looking?” That’s the question I asked a colleague yesterday, after looking at photos of Cindy Crawford‘s male offspring, model Presley Gerber. He’s only 16—don’t worry, I’m more in awe of his perfect features than anything else—and already has that enviable L.A. cool-kid look that’s just so now.
I’m also not ashamed to admit that I recently fell into an Instagram K-hole looking at the lives of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sons, Brandon and Dylan, who are pretty much the quintessential L.A. dudes who love surfing, sunsets, partying, and not wearing shirts.
That led me to think about other genetically-blessed celebrity sons, most of whom appear to be models, actors, and rock stars. Need proof? Read on.
Parents: Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye
Fashion followers might recognize 18-year-old Dylan—every bit the model—from his recent Saint Laurent and Burberry ads.
Dylan in Burberry's Spring '16 campaign.
Parents: Daniel Day-Lewis and French actress Isabel Adjani
He's an aspiring musician but also something of an It-boy, sitting front row at top shows during Fashion Week. The 20-year-old also does modeling—he signed with IMG last year—and walked the runway at Chanel's Haute Couture show with Julianne Moore on his arm.
John David Washington
Parents: Denzel and Pauletta Washington
You might recognize the 31-year-old from HBO's comedy Ballers—he stars as competitive NFL player Ricky Jerret—but this guy's been acting since he was kid, making a cameo alongside dad in 1992's Malcolm X.
The Rock and Washington in "Ballers."
Dylan and Brandon Lee
Parents: Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee
Parents: Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber
Gerber, 16, is (shocker) a model who recently signed with IMG and appeared in a shoot for CR Men's Book. From the looks of his Instagram is pretty typical California kid who loves surfing, sunsets, and his family. Aw.
Parents: Arnold Schwartzenegger and Maria Shriver
Schwarzenegger made headlines when he briefly dated Miley Cyrus in 2014, but since then, he's appeared in an Ariana Grande music video and modeled for Ralph Lauren and Armani.
Parents: Diana Ross and Arne Næss, Jr.
Ross, 27, has been acting professionally sine 2006, most recently appeared in both installments of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay." He's also married to Ashlee Simpson, and welcomed a daughter with her—Jagger—in July 2015.
Parents: Jude Law and Sadie Frost
This 19-year-old—the spitting image of his famous dad—is an aspiring musician and model, having made his runway debut at the DKNY menswear show in London last summer, and was named one of GQ's Best-Dressed Men in Britain in 2015.
The cutie also fronts a band called Dirty Harrys.
Parents: Clint Eastwood and Jacelyn Reeves
This 29-year-old is an actor and who's appeared in movies like Flags of Our Fathers, Gran Torino, and The Longest Ride, as well as in ads for Cool Water by Davidoff. He also most recently appeared in Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" video.
Parents: Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack.
This 30-year-old is an actor and model, who has appeared in The Riot Club, Red Riding Hood, and The Host. He also appeared in campaigns for Burberry and Mango, and in 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best-dressed British men.
Parents: Will Smith and Sheree Zampino
Not as well known as Will's other kids with Jada, Trey, 22, is a DJ who performs under the name AcE.
Parents: Victoria and David Beckham
Although the 16-year-old hasn't done any former modeling or acting yet, he's definitely It-guy, often sitting front row at top fashion shows and hanging out with a squad of Young Hollywood cool kids.
Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo Ponti
Parents: Sofia Loren and Carlo Ponti
48-year-old Carlo, left, is a renowned Italian orchestral conductor and Edoardo, 43, is a film director. Both are very handsome.