08 March 2009

Jessica Stam, b 1986, Canada

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  1. Sometimes known simply as Stam.

    She grew up on a farm with her six brothers.
    Her original intention was to become a dentist.

    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).

    Stam won the Los Angeles Model Look Search in 2002.

    Steven Meisel jump started her career and soon after cast her in every advertisement campaign of his. "I guess I'm his muse", she has said.

    In 2004, Stam appeared in the short film Agent Orange.

    Fashion designer Marc Jacobs created The Marc Jacobs Stam, a bag inspired by and named after her. 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. In the January 2006, she appeared in the Rochas ad campaign, shot and directed by Bruno Aveillan.

    In the May 2007 issue of American Vogue she was featured on the cover with fellow models: Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of supermodels.

    Stam is known for her trademark eyes, which are ice blue/gray. She is known for her casual cool type of walk. She has been in the group of models considered the "doll faces", alongside fellow models Gemma Ward, Vlada Roslyakova, Lily Cole, Caroline Trentini, Lisa Cant, Devon Aoki, and Heather Marks. She has a tattoo on her foot with Chinese writing, and also is known for her personality and for being a private person backstage.

    Stam has had some public relationships with Harrison Ford's son Malcolm, Anthony Kiedis (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Adam Goldstein. In January 2006 she was photographed topless while frolicking with Kiedis on the Caribbean island of St. Barts. On January 12, 2006 she was photographed with him during a Los Angeles Lakers/Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They soon after broke up and shortly after she was seen dating Adam Goldstein for a short while in 2007.

    She recently moved up in NYC and her new apartment has been said to be worth several million.