Maybelline New York announced today that London bred beauty Jourdan Dunn is their newest spokesmodel. Jourdan will be joining an elite group of Maybelline models which includes Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others.
“Jourdan’s look, style and positive energy are perfect for the Maybelline New York brand,” said Jerome Bruhat, Global Brand President of Maybelline New York. “She truly reflects Maybelline’s vision of global beauty.”
Jourdan was first discovered by a model scout while out with friends. She was signed soon after and made her runway debut during the 2007 Fall New York Fashion Week. As a featured model in British Vogue, labeled as a “new star” and named “Top 10 Newcomer” by style.com later that same year, Jourdan was on the road to success very early in her career.
“It is an honor to be a spokesperson for such an iconic brand,” said Jourdan. “I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I saw the advertisements growing up. The brand imagery is always beautiful and positive. To now be a part of that is a dream come true!”
Jourdan has since lit up the runways for Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Burberry, Lanvin, Hermes, Givenchy, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Balmain to name a few. She has appeared in the American, British, Paris, Italian, Japanese and Russian editions of Vogue. She has graced the pages of notable fashion magazines W, Numero, Allure, i-D, V, POP, and Dazed & Confused. She has been a part of various campaigns for ck Calvin Klein, CK1 fragrance, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, Burberry Beauty, Gap, DKNY, H&M, Express, Aldo, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, Topshop, John Galliano and Benetton among others.
When she is not modeling, Jourdan is a proud mother to her son Riley who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. This has led to Jourdan’s active involvement as the Parent Ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. In addition to being a mother and philanthropist, Jourdan is a self-taught cook. She hosts a lifestyle and cooking program titled “Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn.” The show is available through Jay Z’s YouTube channel, Life+Times, and features a different celebrity guest each episode.
Jourdan will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in April 2014.