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Meet the Model of the Year

Last updated on: December 01, 2015 18:51 IST
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She's black. She's British. She's brash. No, she's not Naomi Campbell.  

Wondering whom we're taking about? Here are some clues…

She won the 'Model of the Year' at the 2015 British Fashion Awards.

In 2008, she became the first black model to walk the Prada runway in 10 years since Naomi Campbell.

In 2014, Forbes listed her among the top-earning models; the first for a British black supermodel. The 'models rich list' was created in 2006, post the peak of Campbell's success. Which explains why this supermodel beat Campbell to the title :)

A style icon, she believes 'fear is not an option'. She isn't afraid to speak her mind and has supported plenty of social causes and has raised her voice against discrimination in the fashion industry.

A supermodel, supermom and super chef, she knows how to juggle her career and personal life.

Still clueless as too whom we talking about? It's none other than supermodel Jourdan Dunn. And here are 11 good reasons why she sweeps her fans off their feet.  

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Jourdan Dunn/Instagram

 1. Sexiest chef ever

Jourdan Dunn

 

Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

She knows how to spice it up in the kitchen. She loves to cook... and eat too.

A lover of Thai food, Dunn's culinary skills has led to a food web series, How It's Dunn. The series is really popular for its food and glam quotient (read Dunn). 

2. Supermom 

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Jourdan Dunn/Instagram

The photo says it all. A single parent, her son, Riley, is what she prizes most in her life. 

3. She makes big moolah and knows how to spend right 

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram 

She has supported Jamie Oliver's cause of fighting for food education for every child.

She has also helped raise awareness about women's issues.

Her little boy has sickle-cell anemia and she is raising awareness about the disease as an ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. 

4. Her tattoos are super cute

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram  

We especially love the 'fear is not an option' tattoo inked on her arm.

5. This Christmas, she's bringing a smile on our face

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram 

Christmas is just around the corner and Dunn has donned the Santa Claus hat. She starred with Katy Perry in H&M's Happy and Merry Campaign to spread some festive cheer. 

6. Vogue put her on the cover

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram 

And we totally love the look. Psst… she was also the first black model to land a solo Vogue cover in 12 years!

7. She's got guts

Jourdan Dunn

 

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram 

Dunn is a staunch advocate of designers using models from different races to walk the ramp.

She is known to speak her mind.

She may just be 25 years old, but has a strong opinion and does not shy from voicing it, especially on the issue of race. 

8. She works hard, parties harder

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram  

Life is a party for supermodels and Dunn leaves no stone unturned to live up to that image. 

9. She has struggled with body image issues 

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram 

…And has come back stronger. In 2013, she was axed from a show because of her 32A boob size! 

10. Naomi Campbell is her friend

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram 

Campbell has given Dunn the best fashion advice ever, “Take snacks on shoots!” And, in Dunn's words, “It has proved helpful more than once.” 

11. Miss Sunshine

Jourdan Dunn

Photograph: Courtesy Jourdan Dunn/Instagram 

It's rare to find Dunn getting into a cat fight or a war of words on Twitter. The life of every party, she is known for her fun personality. 

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