Jessica Hart (model)

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Jessica Hart
Jessica Hart - 2011 Australian Grand Prix.jpg
Born (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 32)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)[2]
Hair color Naturally dark brown
Eye color Blue/green
Agency
  • The Lions (New York, Los Angeles)
  • Oui Management (Paris)
  • Monster Management (Milan)
  • Select Model Management (London)
  • Traffic Models (Barcelona)
  • UNIQUE DENMARK (Copenhagen)
  • Chadwick Models (Sydney) [3]

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.[4]

Early life and discovery[edit]

Hart attended Sophia Mundi Steiner School in Abbotsford, Victoria until she was noticed at the age of 15 at a local shopping centre.[5][6] 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][4] She won the competition with her mother, Rae, and sister, Ashley, as witnesses at Crown Casino.[7] She is known for a gap-tooth smile.[8] Her sister, Ashley Hart, is also a model.[9]

Career[edit]

Hart moved to New York City to pursue a career in modeling and has appeared in campaigns for Guess, Triumph and Esprit.[5] Hart shot her Swimsuit Issue photos in Mexico in November 2008.[10]

In 2008, she considered a role in an Entourage-like drama alongside Alyssa Sutherland.[11] In May 2009, Australian media reported that Hart had signed on to appear in advertising for Victoria's Secret.[12][13] 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.[14]

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.[15] She has participated in Tamarama music videos, such as "Everything To Me" (alongside fellow Australian model Miranda Kerr) and "Middle Of A Magazine".[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] In 2012 she became the face of the new Scotch And Soda line Été Blanc for Maison Scotch.[citation needed]

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 on hiatus few months.[16]

Hart walked the runway in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012 and 2013.[17][18] In March 2013, Hart walked for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week[citation needed] and in September, for Dolce and Gabbana and Max Mara at Milan Fashion Week.[citation needed]

In January 2014, Hart once again appeared on the cover of Australian Vogue.[19] In February and March, Hart walked for designers including Sonia Rykiel and Rag & Bone at Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, appeared on the covers of British GQ and French L'Officiel, the former alongside Chris O'Dowd.[20][21] Hart also shot campaigns for Victoria's Secret Body and Andrew Marc and walked for Marc Jacobs at Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week.[22] In October, Hart was featured on the cover of Australian Cosmopolitan and in November, the Greek edition.[23] Hart has also appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar (Australia, Mexico, Greece, Czech Republic), Marie Claire Italia, Elle (Italy, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Serbia), L'Officiel (Paris, Switzerland, Singapore, Turkey, Australia).[24][25] Hart has also shot editorials for American Vogue, Love and V.[citation needed]

In 2015, Hart was shot alongside Gigi Hadid by Bruce Weber for American Vogue. She then walked for Vionnet at Paris Fashion Week.[citation needed]

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.[26] Hart and Potts mutually ended their long-term relationship in 2010.[citation needed] In 2011 she began dating Stavros Niarchos III, a Greek billionaire.[27] In July 2017, a representative for Hart confirmed she and Niarchos had ended their relationship[28].

References[edit]

  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. ^ https://models.com/models/jessica-hart
  4. ^ 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]
  5. ^ a b Lewis, Felicity (29 February 2008). "Model hunter". The Age. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Byrne, Fiona (29 June 2008). "Jess takes Hart from exposure". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Gallery: Jessica Hart". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "Out with the pout". The Age. Melbourne: The Age Company Ltd. 1 September 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Ashley Hart (I) - Fashion Model". FashionModelDirectory.com. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  10. ^ "Jessica Hart given Elle of a lift". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  11. ^ "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]
  12. ^ "Another Aussie signs with Victoria's Secret". National Nine News. ninemsn Pty Ltd. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "Jessica Hart joins Miranda Kerr in Victoria's Secret". The Daily Telegraph. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  14. ^ "We Hear . ." New York Post. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ "Jessica Hart Profile". Australian Fashion Review. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Le défilé Victoria's Secret 2012" (in French). Vogue Paris. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Le défilé Victoria's Secret 2013" (in French). Vogue Paris. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "First look: Jessica Hart for Vogue Australia January 2014". Vogue Australia. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Back to her day job: Jessica Hart steps out in a tank top and fur hat after modeling in Paris Fashion Week runway show". Daily Mail UK. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Double trouble! Bikini-clad Jessica Hart flaunts her super toned figure as she appears TWICE on GQ magazine cover with Irish funnyman Chris O'Dowd". Daily Mail UK. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Victoria's Secret model Jess Hart 'unrecognisable' in Marc Jacobs show in New York". Daily Telegraph Australia. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "Goddess in green! Jessica Hart sparkles in racy sequined bodysuit on the cover of Cosmopolitan Australia". Daily Mail Australia. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "White hot! Jessica Hart flaunts her incredible physique TOPLESS for Harper's Bazaar's latest issue". Daily Mail Australia. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Showing some skin! Jessica Hart stuns in VERY revealing bandage swimsuit on the cover of L'Officiel Switzerland magazine". Daily Mail Australia. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "Model Jessica Hart and lover Nicholas Potts buy unit in Manhattan". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  27. ^ "Top of the crops! Jessica Hart flaunts her trim midriff in a tiny white crochet top as she steps out with billionaire boyfriend Stavros Niarchos III". Caitlin Jinks for Daily Mail Australia. DailyMail. 5 September 2014. 
  28. ^ "Jessica Hart Confirms Stavros Niarchos Split". Dailymail.co.uk. July 13, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 

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