By Michele Smith
Jourdan Dunn indisputably has been a runway stunner and started her career as an English fashion model. This beautiful women is clearly a force to be reckoned with. She was discovered by Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and taken away by the Storm Model Management company shortly afterwards.
Why do we love Jourdan Dunn? For starters, Jourdan Dunn was the first black model to walk in a Prada runway show in over a decade in 2008. Moving forward with her stellar track record, Jourdan Dunn signed as the face of Maybelline New York in 2014, was declared as an icon by Models.com, and appeared on the cover of British Vogue as the first black model to make the cover in the last 12 years. How do you not love this model already? We would be remiss in not noting that Forbes listed this lovely beauty to make the top earning models list, making $4M in one entire year.
Jourdan Dunn started her modelling career at the age of 16, with modelling gigs with Marc Jacobs and Polo Ralph Lauren, among many, many, others. By 2008, Stylemag.com listed her as one of the top 10 newcomers as she walked 75 shows in the fall fashion shows the very same year. Is this crazy or pure ambition? Our vote is absolutely pure ambition.
In 2008, Jourdan Dunn also graced the cover of Vogue Italia, AmericaVogue, British Vogue, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Japan, Vogue Brazil and Teen Vogue, Miss Vogue, Vogue Girl Korea, W Magazine, Glamour Magazine UK, Elle (France, UK, South Africa, Japan, Brazil), Wonderland, Manifesto, Madame Figaro, Pop, Russh, Muse, The Sunday Times Style, Ponystep, Antidote, Luella, and appeared on the cover of i-D magazine eight times.
This in demand model is also no stranger to the silver screen with making an appearance with Ben Stiller in Zoolander 2, she appeared as herself in Ab Fab: The Movie and also earned a role playing Cornejo in Terminal. Jourdan Dunn’s television appearances include The Jonathon Ross Show, The Face UK and the ever so popular show, Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model.
Jordan Dunn is not only a pretty face gracing the covers of our favorite magazines, but is also an award-winning model as well. She has been awarded the title of Model of the Year, by the British Fashion Awards in 2014 and 2015. Jourdan Dunn has also been recognized for the Glamour Model of the Year Award in 2015 and in 2016, and by the Elle Style Awards receiving the honor of Style Influencer of the Year. Today, Jourdan Dunn is considered as one of today’s most elite supermodels and be sure to expect more from her to come.