Jessica Stam (born April 23, 1986), also known simply as Stam, is a Canadian model. Stam was born in Kincardine, Ontario and grew up on a farm alongside her six brothers. She came from a religious family and attended Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton, Ontario. Her original intention was to become a dentist. Stam won the Los Angeles Model Look Search in 2002. Photographer Steven Meisel jump-started her career and soon after cast her in every advertisement campaign of his. "I guess I'm his muse", she has said. She has appeared on the cover of UK & German Vogue and in advertisements for Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Giorgio Armani, Vera Wang, Valentino, Miu Miu, Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Holt Renfrew, Dior, BCBG Max Azria, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Bulgari, H&M and DKNY. In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $1.5 million in the past 12 months, Forbes named her fifteenth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. Currently she stars in campaigns for Bulgari, Dior, Lanvin and Escada. She also appears in the F/W 2007 Christian Dior, DKNY, Miss Sixty, Loewe and Roberto Cavalli ad campaign. She has also walked in the 2006 and 2007 Victoria's Secret fashion shows. For F/W 08 Stam can be seen in ads for Giorgio Armani "Onde" fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana and Bulgari. She has appeared in an advertisement for the Ricci Ricci fragrance by Nina Ricci. In 2009 she returns as the face of Bulgari and in March she appears on the cover of Tokyo Numéro. She has been included in the group of models considered "doll faces", alongside Gemma Ward, Vlada Roslyakova, Lily Cole, Caroline Trentini, Lisa Cant, Devon Aoki, and Heather Marks.
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Jessica Stam seen on Dec 08 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Supermodel Jessica Stam was spotted on the red carpet at the grand opening of the Devon flagship store in Beverly Hills on December 8, as the leggy blonde was the host of the evening! Alongside other guests such as Kevin Zegers and Rashida Jones, Jessica was seen doing what she does best, posing for the cameras. For her night out ensemble, Jess chose a sparkly mini dress and a pair of black strappy Christian Louboutin heels. On a beauty note, she kept her makeup fairly neutral save for a dramatic smokey eye, and then let her short hair fall in loose waves. To get a look similar to Jessica's, picking a look-at-me dress is crucial. Try Luc by Lucy's Holiday Sequins Dress in Grey or Hale Bob's Paillette Dress in Neutral for something similar; David Lerner's Mesh Tank Dress in Black also has a similar silhouette. Finish things off with Rock & Republic's sexy Ginny Crystal Mesh Bootie in Black and you'll be all set. What are your thoughts of Stam's outfit here, readers - hot or not? Then again, there's pretty much nothing that Jess doesn't look drop dead gorgeous in. When it comes to the private lives of the world's most famous supermodels (with the exception of Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, and Tyra Banks), it's pretty likely that not too much is known about them. However, a recent report that Jessica was spotted at dinner with none other than Kanye West made it's way around the internet recently. Says a source: "Kanye and Jessica were dining at Indochine in NYC with another couple, but it didn't seem to be romantic. They all seemed to be just friends, it was a chill dinner and Kanye seemed to be in a great mood." This shouldn't come as a surprise, as Kanye has made his love for the ladies (and especially models!) very well known. Could you see Kanye and Stam as a couple?
Jessica Stam seen on Nov 18 2009 in New York, NY. Striking supermodel Jessica Stam appeared at the top-secret NYC screening of the highly anticipated film The Twilight Saga: New Moon on November 18, looking fierce in a lace-up grey gown and lace-up peeptoe booties from Gareth Pugh's Spring 2010 collection. Va va vamp! For a toned-down take on Pugh's edgy dress, try similar looks such as Ella Moss' Lafayette Tunic in Soot, Gold Hawk's Drawstring Mini Dress in Pewter, or Young Fabulous & Broke's Arianna Dress in Grey. All three are fab! What are your thoughts readers? Are you more prone to take the avant-garde fashion risk and rock something a bit edgier and more likely to turn heads on the street, a la Jessica's Gareth Pugh dress, or play the safe route and choose on of the options listed on CoutureCandy? Weigh in! I think Jessica looks absolutely incredible in this dress, and although the back is teetering on the verge of a wardrobe malfunction due to its extreme shortness, her supermodel bod is definitely doing it justice. Oui or non?