Jessica Clarke (model)

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Jessica Clarke
Born Jessica Roimata Clarke
1993 (age 23–24)
New Zealand
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color Blue
Manager Clyne Models
Viva Models
DNA Models

Source: FMD

Jessica Roimata Clarke (born 1993) is a New Zealand fashion model of Māori descent.[1] She began professionally modelling at the age of 15, and by 17 had appeared on the catwalks of Milan, Paris, New York and London.Fresh to New York she was the Calvin Klein exclusive at NY fashion week SS/10 and continued to walk with the likes of Marc by Marc, Giorgio Armani, Mulberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Lanvin, Elie Saab, Sonia Rykiel and Dolce & Gabbana . In fact she was shot by Mario Testino for D&G spring summer 2011 campaign. In 2011, she became the first New Zealander to model for Victoria's Secret, appearing in the brand's annual fashion show.[2][3][4]


Clarke who is now based in New York is originally from Palmerston North. She was a student at Palmerston North Girls' High School and won Miss Teen Manawatu in 2009.[5] She also played netball for her high school's senior team and was a Māori representative player.[2][6]


  1. ^ Sean, Hotchkiss (2 December 2011). "Jessica Roimata Clarke". GQ. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b From schoolgirl to covergirl, 2 March 2009
  3. ^ NZ's real top model New Zealand Herald, 3 October 2010
  4. ^ Kiwi stars in Victoria's Secret show, 10 November 2011
  5. ^ Kerr stars, Kiwi debuts for Victoria's Secret, 11 November 2011
  6. ^ Locals to clash in Aussie Manawatu Standard, 30 April 2011

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