He landed several advertising campaigns, was seen in music clips and he’s also a great actor! Jon Kortajarena is our Model of the Week!
Jon was born in the Spanish city Bilbao. When he was a little child he went to an ikastola school until he was 10 years old. His mother was a hairdresser and practiced often on her son who had amazing hair ever since he was a kid. When the family went on a holiday in Barcelona, a booker noticed him and persuaded him to give the fashion world a go.
Jon’s first professional experience was in Cibeles fashion show for Roberto Verino. He left his hometown Bilbao and ventured into the fashion industry in Paris. He became the face of Just Cavalli for Roberto Cavalli’s spring campaign at the age of 18. After this many shows followed; Fashion week after fashion week and working for the best designer brands such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Chanel and so on.
Jon became a model at a young age but had two passions. Besides standing in front of the photo camera he also liked being in front of the film camera. Acting was his talent.