JOURDAN DUNN may have never of become a model if it weren’t for a scout who she bumped into at a Choice FM rave when she was younger. The British […]
JOURDAN DUNN may have never of become a model if it weren’t for a scout who she bumped into at a Choice FM rave when she was younger.
The British icon had no intentions of running the catwalk when she stepped out that day to go to the Choice FM (which is now Capital Xtra) Junior Jam Under 18’s party.
Dunn was focused on having a good time when she was approached by a modelling scout who saw something in her.
While speaking about her entry into the game on Vogue Visionaries, Dun recalled: ” I first got scouted outside a Choice FM Junior Jam concert for Under-18’s.Embed from Getty Images
“It was very unexpected, I didn’t really think about modelling and I was really excited.”
But her joy was short-lived when the agency decided not to take her on as they thought her photo’s weren’t good enough.
The 31-year-old explained: “I went to there offices and took pictures, for them to turn back and say they don’t think I was right for the agency.”
So at that point, Dunn put modelling at the back of her mind until a few months later she was scouted again in Primark, and the rest was history.
Dunn said: “Fast forward like a couple of months later, I got scouted in Primark in Hammersmith.
“And the next day, I went down to their offices and they signed me straight away.”
Since then, Dunn’s been trail-blazing through the modelling game.
She became the first black model to walk Prada’s runway in 2008, and in 2014, Dunn was signed as the new face of Maybelline New York.
And in 2105, she appeared on Vogue’s front cover, making her the first black woman to do so in 12 years.