Saturday, November 03, 2007
According to the Vogue website she is big news for the coming action this side of the pond. "She is gorgeous and it is going really well," says Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Models, who famously discovered Kate Moss. "She is with us full time now. She had never left England before we took her to New York but she is loving it." Having already posed for the forthcoming Benetton campaign for photographer David Sims, Jourdan is now waiting for a slew of other jobs this season..."
Miles Erwin of the Metro Magazine of London writes that "...Jourdan Dunn was seen in the Hammersmith branch of the budget store by spotters from Storm – the company which launched the careers of Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and Sophie Dahl.
The 17-year-old, who is almost 6ft tall with a 32-23-35 figure, was signed up and flown to New York Fashion Week, where she appeared in 15 shows for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Dian von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger.
It was the first time she had left Britain. Since wowing the folks across the water, she has been part of an advertising campaign for Benetton, shot by photographer David Sims, and yesterday starred in the Julien McDonald show at the launch of London Fashion Week.
Jourdan said Storm's approach came out of the blue, adding: 'I was really, really shocked but delighted. 'My mum had said I would be a great model and I should approach some agencies. I never thought to, I didn't think I would make it.'
But Jourdan isn't letting all the attention go to her head. She still lives with mother, Dee, an office worker, in Greenford, West London. And she may not even be the only model in the family.
Her 16-year-old brother, who wants to be a footballer, has already been sounded out for a contract when he turns 17.
It's not the first time a supermodel has been discovered in an unusual place. Claudia Schiffer was found at a nightclub and Kate Moss was spotted at New York's JFK airport..."
Excerpts and photos in this article where taken from VOUGE, Metro, and STYLE.