From Walkerton & Kincardine, Ontario
Jessica Elizabeth Stam is considered to be part of the crop of models described as “doll faces”. In 2007 Forbes named her fifteenth in the list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.
Born in 1986 in Kincardine, Ontario
Studied in Walkerton, Ontario
Jessica Stam was raised on the family farm, the only girl in a family of seven children. She attended Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton, Ontario.
In 2001 in a local Tim Hortons coffee shop, a talent scout noticed something special and unique about Jessica’s “look”. Jessica was immediately signed by a local modelling agency.
In 2002 she won Los Angeles Model Look contest.
It was Steven Meisel who gave Jessica her big break when he shot her for two Italian Vogue covers in the same year.
Jessica has appeared in advertisements for Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Bvlgari, Christian Dior, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, DKNY, Atsuro Tayama, H&M, Miss Sixty, Roberto Cavalli, Burberry, Kenzo, BCBG, Gap, Cerruti, Lanvin, Fendi, Nina Ricci’s fragrance “Ricci Ricci,” and two consecutive seasons of Aldo and Prada. She is currently the face of Mercedes Benz advertising.
Jessica currently lives in New York City’s East Village.
Jessica Stam Uncut Interview | ET Canada, 2010
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Walkerton is a community in Bruce County, Ontario, located within and governed by the municipality of Brockton. The Municipality of Brockton was incorporated in 1999 when the former Townships of Brant and Greenock and the Town of Walkerton were amalgamated.
Walkerton was incorporated as a town in 1871, with a population of just under 1000. It is located on the Saugeen River.