The Graduates: Aya Jones

Posted by Stephan Moskovic | September 5th, 2015

The Graduates
Pt.2 Aya Jones

Class of 2015 is now in session! The buzziest girls from the MDC Hotlist have worked their way onto the Top 50 landing top covers, major campaigns and leaving their mark on the fashion scene. Emma Tempest captures the glowing aura of these girls of the moment exclusively for Alexandra Elizabeth, Aya Jones, Kayla Scott, Madison Stubbington, Maja Salamon, Riley Montana, Sarah Brannon, & Vittoria Ceretti discuss their dreams, career highlights, and meteoric rise in modeling.

Photography by Emma Tempest for

Emma Tempest is represented by Jed Root (New York)
Stylist Camilla Pole
Creative Director Stephan Moskovic
Makeup Artist Sir John (Streeters New York)
Hair Stylist Andre Gunn
Manicurist Naoko Saita
Retouching by Morph
Producer Diane Lucille Suarez

Aya JonesThe Lions (New York)

Where are you from originally? How were you discovered?
I’m from Ivory Coast and France. My father is from Ivory coast and my mother is French. I grew up in Paris in the 11th district. I was discovered in the street near rue de Rivoli. A man stopped me in the street and asked me if I wanted to become a model.

What has been your proudest moment so far in your modeling career?
My first show (for Prada) was amazing. It coached me a lot for all the shows and editorials after.

What is one thing you would like to do next?
I would love to do a cosmetics or perfume campaign!

Earring Aya’s own, Bodysuit Wolford

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