Izmir, Turkey native Akin Akman is a New York City-based athlete and model. He is perhaps best known for his work with brands such as Todd Snyder, Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, and DKNY, in addition to the CFDA, and Banana Republic. Select editorial features, meanwhile, include New York Magazine, Industrie, and the international editions of Vogue.
Akin, a lifelong tennis player, joined IMG Academy at age seven where he trained with International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Nick Bollettieri. The young athlete eventually ranked second in Turkey, however, after several sustained injuries, he became a tennis instructor and coach at the IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis Program in Florida.
Off-duty, Akin is a highly sought-after SoulCycle instructor and a revered boot camp instructor. He also established #AkinsArmy, an ever-growing community of athletes dedicated to accomplishing their fitness goals.