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Why Jourdan Dunn Is THE Model Of The Moment

by Tolani Shoneye Published on 15 December 2014

She's beautiful, funny and fierce, why wouldn't we love her?

Just when we were getting over the model matchmake that was Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss, Burberry have done it again, this time with supermodel Naomi Campbell and the stunner that is Jourdan Dunn.

Seeing these pictures have definitely cemented what we already know. Jourdan Dunn is so fierce and such a BABE, and here are 10 reasons why she is our deserving model of the moment.

1. The girl shops in Primark

Well she used to anyway. A teenage Jourdan was discovered in Hammersmith Primark, in 2006, and was signed to Storm Model Management shortly after.

​We've been going to Primark for years, and have had no such luck.

2. She is making history

In 2008, Jourdan Dunn was the first black model to walk for Prada in ten years, since Naomi Campbell.

Tut-tut Prada.

3. She says and tweets exactly what she thinks

Miss Dunn is not one to hold back on her words. And don’t come to her on twitter and expect her not to react, a lesson Lilly Allen learned very quickly

When Lily Allen referenced Dunn in her track, Insincerely You, she wasn't impressed. The song includes the lyrics: 'I don't give a f**k about Delevigne [sic]. Or that Rita girl. About Jourdan Dunn. I don't wanna know about your perfect life. Your perfect wife and it makes me sick. I don't give a f**k about your Instagram. About your lovely house or your ugly kids.'

Error Lily. Error.

And after losing out on a Dior job because her boobs were too big, Jourdan replied on twitter with this …


She also refuses to shy away from speaking out about racism in the fashion industry.

"The people who control the industry, say if you have a black face on a magazine cover it won't sell, but there's no real evidence for that. It's lazy."

"I want to talk about what goes on. A lot of people are scared to speak up. People think it's all glamorous and good and that all models get treated the same, but there is still a lot of BS that happens."

“I find it weird when agents say, ‘You’re the only black girl booked for the show. Isn’t it great?’ Why is that great?“I don’t know why people applaud designers for having just one ethnic model. It’s not like only one type of woman loves fashion.”

We love how outspoken you are Jourdan, never change.

4. She has friends in high places

​Cara Delevingne is one of her best friends with matching tatoos to prove it, and Karlie Kloss is Godmother to her son.

We would pay a monthly fee to be a part of that friendship group.

5. She got up close and personal with Beyonce

Remember when Beyonce released the video to her single Yonce, and it featured Jourdan Dunn, Jon Smalls and Chanel Iman?

How can you forget, the video was so sexy, it hurt.


Here is Jourdan serving a hot plate of SEX!

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6. The girl can cook

Miss Dunn is to quick to disprove the myth that models don’t eat. Not only can she eat, she knows her way around a kitchen.

She has her own cooking show on Jay-Z’s Life + Times Youtube channel, called Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn, where she cooks up a storm in the kitchen and chucks in a few special guests for good measure. Guest include Cara and Karlie of course. LOVE.

7. She is a super mummy

After getting pregnant at 18, Jourdan walked the Jean Paul Gaultier catwalk show, just 2 months before her due date.

She came back from maternity and continued to rock the runway. Her little boy Riley, now 5, suffers from sickle cell anemia, and Jourdan Dunn works closely with the Sickle Cell Society to help raise awareness about the illness.

8. She takes a damn good selfie

She is a model, so we expect nothing less than flawless pictures, and flawless pictures she gives.

Her selfies never fail, we wonder if she is willing to give lessons.

9. She is a girls' girl

She posted this on Instagram, and we are with her on this one.

We are all in this together girls, screw the hate.

10. She uses a tooth brush and edge control

Two essentials for every black girl, and we love Jourdan for knowing the struggle.

Got to keep those edges laid!

Oh and did we mention, she is beautiful!

What do you think of of Jourdan Dunn, is she one of your model favourites? Tweet us @SofeminineUK

This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Tweet her @tolly_t

No wonder this girl is her bessie mate!

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