Jessica Hart (model)

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Jessica Hart
Jessica Hart - 2011 Australian Grand Prix.jpg
Born (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 28)
Sydney, Australia[1]
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)[2]
Weight 123 lb / 56 kg
Hair color Naturally dark brown
Eye color Blue/green
Measurements 34-24-34 (US); 86-61-86 (EU)
Dress size 36 (EU), 6 (US)
Manager Traffic Models

Jessica Hart (born 26 March 1986) is an Australian model who appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was born in Sydney, Australia.[1] She was discovered in Melbourne and has appeared on the cover of Australian Vogue.[3]

Early life and discovery[edit]

Hart attended Sophia Mundi Steiner School in Collingwood, Victoria until she was noticed at the age of 15 at a local shopping centre.[4][5] Another story of her rise to fame has her encouraged by an aunt to enter a modeling competition hosted by Dolly Magazine in 2000.[1][3] She won the competition with her mother, Rae, and sister, Ashley, as witnesses at Crown Casino.[6] She is known for a gap-tooth smile.[7]


Hart moved to New York City to pursue a career in modeling and has modelled for Guess, Triumph and Esprit.[4] Hart shot her Swimsuit Issue photos in Mexico in November 2008.[8]

In 2008, she considered a role in an Entourage-like drama alongside Alyssa Sutherland.[9] In May 2009, Australian media reported that Hart had signed on to appear in advertising for Victoria's Secret.[10][11] With Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima all pregnant in the fall of 2009, Hart appeared extensively in the season's Victoria's Secret catalogs.[12]

She is represented by Chadwick Models.[5]

Hart was also in a few episodes of MTV's The City during its first season, in which she is shown dating Tamarama band member Nicolas Potts, her long-term boyfriend.[13]

In 2010, Hart walked in the Spring/Summer 2011 shows for Gottex Swimwear, PPQ, Louise Gray, Emilio de la Moreno, Osman, Sass & Bide, Julien MacDonald, Matthew Williamson, Antonio Berardi, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Giles Deacon, Charlie Le Mindu and Jon. In 2012 she became the face of the new Scotch And Soda line Été Blanc for Maison Scotch.

In early 2012, Jessica had a couple of minor accidents - breaking her ankle and then in a separate incident, cutting her foot on glass at a wedding, which led to nerve damage in her foot. This led to Jessica being out of action from the catwalk for a few months.[14]

Hart walked the runway in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012 and 2013.[15][16]

Personal life[edit]

Hart and her then-boyfriend, Tamarama band member and fellow Australian Nicolas Potts, purchased a $1-million one-bedroom property in Manhattan's Battery Park during the summer of 2008. Hart also purchased her mother, Rae, a Holden car for her birthday.[17] Hart and Potts mutually ended their long-term relationship in 2010.[citation needed] Hart is currently dating Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III.[18]

She is close friends with Gemma Ward and Nicole Trunfio.[19][20]


  1. ^ a b c "A model Aussie". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Digital). 31 July 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jessica Hart". Fashion Model Directory. Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Gap in Guess and Harris Scarfe for Jessica Hart". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd). 8 August 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b Lewis, Felicity (29 February 2008). "Model hunter". The Age. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Byrne, Fiona (29 June 2008). "Jess takes Hart from exposure". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd). Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "Gallery: Jessica Hart". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Out with the pout". The Age (Melbourne: The Age Company Ltd.). 1 September 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "Jessica Hart given Elle of a lift". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd). 22 December 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Life's a moving catwalk for Jessica Hart". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd). 21 August 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2009. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Another Aussie signs with Victoria's Secret". National Nine News. ninemsn Pty Ltd. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "Jessica Hart joins Miranda Kerr in Victoria's Secret". The Daily Telegraph. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "We Hear . . .". New York Post. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  13. ^ Cronick, Scott (5 February 2009). "Casinos / Casino Action / 'Hell's Kitchen' debuts - Trop gala benefits chefs". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  14. ^ "Jessica Hart Profile". Australian Fashion Review. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Le défilé Victoria's Secret 2012" (in French). Vogue Paris. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Le défilé Victoria's Secret 2013" (in French). Vogue Paris. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "Model Jessica Hart and lover Nicholas Potts buy unit in Manhattan". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). 21 August 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  18. ^ . DMG publisher Retrieved 5 December 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ Caines, Catherine (4 January 2009). "Life's a beach for model Hart". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  20. ^ Woolnough, Damien (August 2008). "The Other Nicole: Behind the scenes with Vogue Australia cover model Nicole Trunfio". Australian Vogue. News Magazines Pty Ltd. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 

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