One look from his steely, blue-green gaze and it was all over for the industry. Impish Aussie Jordan Barrett took fashion by storm with photographers Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Collier Schorr, Mert & Marcus, & Mario Testino calling upon the model to front numerous ad campaigns, top the covers of Numero Homme, Hercules, & Wonderland, and saunter on the runway for brands like Public School, Versace, Moschino, & Balmain. Discovered at 14 in a grocery store, the Leo DiCaprio doppelgänger begged to be transferred from his Bondi turf to the Big Apple when he was 17. The spirited social media maven shows no signs of slowing down and wants the rare Models.com three-peat. “I want to be on every single list that you guys have. And I want to do it by the end of the year.” One thing you’ll never guess about the ambitious young star? He’s been bit by the acting bug thanks to his acting coach, Amanda Quaid. “I have fun with my acting coach getting into these different characters. I find it really challenging also, it kind of plays with your head. It’s like going to see a shrink. I see her every day almost. Any time I’m not working I’ll go see her at 5pm. Or I’ll Skype her from where I am in the World.”
The next frontier for these former Hot List members has arrived! Now part of the Top 50, these girls of the moment have hustled their way through countless hours on the runway and in front of the camera for their spot but this year their recognition is with a twist – the guys are in on the action. Sebastian Kim captures candid portraits of these model muses for this special story shot exclusively for Models.com. Styled by Vanessa Chow in New York black we take a brief look into the humble beginnings and meteoric rise of this year’s graduating line-up of Bella Hadid, Greta Varlese, Jing Wen, Lineisy Montero, Marjan Jonkman, Tami Williams and Jordan Barrett.
Photography by Sebastian Kim for Models.com
Sebastian Kim is represented by Management + Artists + Organization
Model Jordan Barrett
Text by Irene Ojo-Felix