Jessica hails from a simple middle class family. She was born on April 23, 1986 in a farm Walkerton, Ontario. Walkerton is a small town two hours outside of Toronto.
This beautiful girl has six brothers. She was deeply pious and always wanted to become a dentist. She enrolled in the Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton, Ontario. But as destiny has it she was to be a model. Today, she is one of the most successful Canadian models.
Miss Jessica Stam is the winner of the Los Angeles Model Look Search in 2002.
Stam was noticed by Michele Miller, an agent at the International Model Management agency, when Miller was in a local coffee shop in Ontario. After that was her meteoric rise in the fashion scene. She had earned a name as a model and has modeled for a number of world renowned fashion designers like Giorgio Armani, Prada, D&G, Bulgari, Gucci, Givenchy, Chanel, Giovanni Versace, Donna Karan New York, Christian Lacroix, H&M, Jean Paul Gaultier and the list goes on.
Famous photographer Steven Meisel contributed to her rise as one of the fashion industry’s best. Meisel later casted the tantalizing beauty in one of his ad campaigns; in an interview Stam said “I guess I’m his muse.”
Stam is a very popular face at the Milan, London, New York, and Paris fashion weeks and also one of the most sought after models for fall, summer, winter and autumn pre fall fashion shows. She has graced the covers of many magazines such as Vogue, Toronto Fashion, Flare, and French Numero.
World-renowned fashion designer Mar Jacobs was so fascinated with the rising star that he introduced the Marc Jacobs Stam Bag inspired of course by the enchanting Jessica Stam and named after her.
Her modeling career started in the year 2003 and since then her rise out of the ranks of the many models of the world was as fast as a whirlwind. Miss Stam was even sued by the New York Model Management a year later because she had an array of contracts and could not manage all of them at the time.
By the year 2004 Stam released a movie, she only appeared in “Agent Orange” but it was one of a kind.
Today, the tantalizing Miss Stam is worth a lot of money has even purchased her own apartment in New York City that cost her millions.
One, of Victoria’s Secret’s Angels, she is a regular face in the Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. She started modeling for the company in 2006.
By 2007 she starts the year with a bang and opens the Valentino fashion show in her favorite city, Paris. By February of the same year, Miss Stam graced the cover of Vogue Britain posing with a Gucci dress. A few days after that she opens the Rodarte fall show in New York.
By 2008, Jessica Stam signs yet another contract with Dior and Bulgari. She appeared in magazines such as V, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, and many other fashion magazines that year.
In the year 2009 Stam returns with a vengeance as the face of high fashion house Bulgari.
Miss Stam is very well-known for her beautiful blue eyes with a casual look that has always been a stamp for Stam not only in the runway but outside of it. She is considered as one of the doll like models gracing the fashion houses with her classic beauty.
Getting Personal with Glamorous Miss Stam
Jessica Stam has a Chinese tattoo on her foot apart from that she is not marked anywhere else. This beauty is admired not only by her many fans but by designers as well. Outside the runway, Miss Stam is a very private person who is down to earth and just does what everybody else does.
Her glam has won her hearts of many men around the globe. She has been in relationships with men like Malcolm Ford who is the son of famous Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers Production and Adam Goldstein. With Goldstein however, she had ended up in a huge controversy since she was photographed topless and it created shock waves in the Fashion Industry.
This 5 ft 10 Canadian blonde always steals the show and mesmerizes audiences wherever she is and most especially when she is on the ramp. And she is sure to stay on the Forbes list and models.com list of top models for a long while.
Stam is a hardworking woman, and when she wants to achieve something she puts effort in it. The beautiful model is currently learning how to fly a plane. Now that is a first in the modeling history –a fashion model cum pilot.
Miss Stam’s favorite runway is in the fashion mecca Paris. She said in an interview that “It’s the most beautiful city and I have friends who live here…” Jessica Stam is friends with Caroline Winberg, Boyd Holbrook, Guinevere van Seenus, Matt Gordon, Lisa Cant, Elsa Sylvan, Coco Rocha, Heidi Mount, Mary-Kate Olsen, Lara Stone, Leigh Lezark, and Sasha Pivarova among others.
She was always seen with DJ AM and the two were spotted in New York City being very sweet to each other and holding hands. The affair only lasted a few months though when they broke up mid-year of 2007.
Miss Stam however, will always be a winner and her modeling career is something that is worth watching out for. The runway will always be waiting for Jessica Stam.