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Jessica Stam

Jessica Stam
Jessica Stam for Tommy Hilfiger in February 2008
Born (1986-04-23) 23 April 1986
Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)[1][2]
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue-Grey
Measurements 86-61-88 / 34-24-34.5
Dress size 34 (EU) / 2 (US) / 6 (UK)
Manager IMG Worldwide

Jessica Stam (born April 23, 1986) is a Canadian model. She is considered to be part of the crop of models described as "doll faces".[3] In 2007, Forbes named her fifteenth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels, earning at an estimated total of $1.5 million in the past 12 months.


  • Early life and discovery 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life and discovery

Stam was born in Kincardine, Ontario and grew up on a farm alongside her six brothers. She came from a religious family and attended Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton, Ontario. Her original intention was to become a dentist.[4] Stam was discovered in a local Tim Hortons coffee shop by Michèle Miller (an agent at the International Model Management agency in Barrie, Ontario) who found Stam on the way back from Canada's Wonderland (a theme park just outside Toronto).[4]


Stam won the Los Angeles Model Look contest in 2002.[5] Photographer Giorgio Armani and others.

In 2004, Stam appeared in the short film Agent Orange. She was sued by New York Model Management, because of a breach of contract.[9] Fashion designer Marc Jacobs created The Marc Jacobs Stam, a bag inspired and named after her.[10]

Jessica Stam modeling for Miss Sixty, Fall 2007 at New York Fashion Week

Stam walked a total of 64 shows combined during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks in 2006. In January 2006, she appeared in the Rochas ad campaign, shot and directed by Bruno Aveillan. Stam fell at the Chloé Fall 2006 show in Paris, while wearing "ridiculously high patent-leather pumps" that got caught on each other as her feet crossed on the runway. Her fall received millions of views on YouTube and took first spot on the "Top Five Runway Falls" list by New York Magazine.[11] For the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2006, she opened the fourth runway theme "Pink". The appearance also included a featurette showing a Victoria's Secret commercial shoot and what a model sees when walking the runway.

She was presented on the May 2007 cover of American Vogue as one of the "World's Next Top Models."[12] During Paris's Spring/Summer 2007 fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana and Bulgari.[14] The Wall Street Journal featured Jessica Stam in their article on "How to Walk Like a Model" and taught a DKNY intern her runway moves.[10]

Stam at the Anna Sui Show 2009

She returned as the face of Bulgari and in March 2009 she appeared on the cover of Tokyo Numéro. She starred in the fall Fendi campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld.[15] She starred in Nina Ricci's new floral fragrance named Ricci Ricci for summer 2009.[16] Stam guest starred in Season 1, episode 4 of CW's The Beautiful Life.[17]

She was chosen to model the Nina Ricci spring 2010 campaign.[18] Stam has transitioned from modeling into designing, first collaborating with Rag & bone on pieces for the spring 2010 collection,[19] and then signing up with Rachel Roy to co-design a capsule collection consisting of jeans, a bag, and a cardigan for her Rachel Rachel Roy label, launch in October 2011.[20] Stam models for Victoria's Secret Giles Deacon's show in Paris.[21] She appeared on the inaugural cover of Vogue Turkey, launched March 2010.[22] Stam designed and modeled four pieces for Rachel Roy's lower-priced line, RACHEL Rachel Roy, which launched August 2010 at Macy's.[23]

In 2011, Stam was named the face of CoverGirl, teaming up with makeup artist Pat McGrath for the brand's new Lip Perfection campaign.[24]

Stam is placed on a list of "Industry Icons" by, "Icons" being defined as models having "at least 8+ years at blue chip level under their belts" and "still currently working".[25] Stam hosts Yahoo!'s fashion show The Thread, and Marc Jacobs pre show.[26] On May 30, 2013, Stam represented Peacejam as an "ambassador" at the 2013 Social Innovation Summit held at The United Nations Plaza.[27][28] Stam is currently the International Brand Ambassador of Korean Cosmetic Brand, VDL Cosmetic which features two collection of her, the Lip Cube EX Collection and the Candy You Collection set to be released on Valentines day of 2015.

Personal life

Stam previously dated then New York Rangers hockey player Aaron Voros,[29] DJ AM,[30] and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers.


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  2. ^ "Jessica Stam - Fashion Model | Models | Photos, Editorials & Latest News | The FMD". 1986-04-23. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  3. ^ """L'estetica "doll face. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Croft, Claudia (2004-12-05). "Interview: They call her Stam". The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 2007-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Jessica Stam".  
  6. ^ "Jessica Stam". FashionTV. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
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  8. ^ "Jessica Stam". Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jessica Stam in the New York Magazine Model Manual".  
  10. ^ a b O'Connell, Vanessa (20 March 2008). "How to Walk Like a Model".  
  11. ^ "The Top Five Runway Falls". New York Magazine. 30 August 2007. 
  12. ^ May 2007 American Vogue
  13. ^ "The World's Top-Earning Models". Forbes. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  14. ^ "Jessica Stam - Model Profile - Photos & latest news". 1986-04-23. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  15. ^ "New Vogue Rumors; Sophie Dahl Lands Cooking Show". 
  16. ^ Clott, Sharon (31 July 2009). "Ciara's Short Hair Is a LIE; Jessica Simpson May Have Poor Beauty Morals".  
  17. ^ Abrams, Natalie (19 August 2009). "Mischa Barton Dabbles With Drugs in The Beautiful Life".  
  18. ^ Odell, Amy (5 February 2010). "Jessica Stam Lands Nina Ricci Spring Campaign". New York Magazine. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  19. ^ Mistry, Meenal (30 July 2009). "Stam Is (Sort Of) The New Nathan Bogle". Style File.  
  20. ^ "Design Friends... Let's Get Physical... At Home with Hilfiger...".  
  21. ^ Odell, Amy (4 March 2010). "Highlights From Giles: Victoria's Secret Models and a Bag With Eyes". New York Magazine. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  22. ^ Odell, Amy (9 March 2010). "What Makes Turkish Vogue's First Cover So Great?".  
  23. ^ "Jessica Stam Designs for Rachel Roy; Cynthia Rowley Designs Band-Aids".  
  24. ^ Donnelly, Erin (14 November 2011). "Jessica Stam's CoverGirl Campaign Début". Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  25. ^ "'s Industry Icons". Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  26. ^ "Yahoo Health". Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  27. ^ "Social Innovation Summit 2013". Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  28. ^ "Jessica Stam PHOTOS - Jessica Stam Oscar De La Renta Dress - Styleite". 31 May 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  29. ^ "Lindsay Lohan's latest club tantrum". New York Post. 2010-05-16. 
  30. ^ "Jessica Stam". Retrieved 25 September 2015. 

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