Height: 6′ 2″ / 188 cm. Chest: 39″ / 98 cm. Waist: 31″ / 79 cm. Shoes: 10½ / 44 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Jon Kortajarena was discovered as a model in 2003. Shortly after he moved to New York and worked with some of the most prestigious photographers in the world: Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Mert and Marcus, Stephen Klein or Inez and Vinoodh.. During all this time Jon has became an indispensable to the biggest names in fashion such as Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Giorgio Armani or Chanel. Terry Richardson photographed him for Tom Ford, leading to a solid professional relationship between Jon and the American designer. After nine seasons participating in a large number of his projects we can now say that Jon Kortajarena became Ford’s fetish. Jon has won numerous awards in Germany, Italy, France, the United States and Spain. And he was chosen by Forbes as one of the 10 most influential models in the world. He debuted as an actor in the Oscar-nominated film ‘A Single Man’, a film that won the best actor award at the Venice Film Festival. Kortajarena shared the screen with Colin Firth and Julianne Moore and, despite being new to the world of acting, he was able to shine and taste success in the film industry. Later he appeared in the controversial music video for Madonna’s ‘Girl Gone Wild’, and David Yurman jewelry ad with Kate Moss. He continues making progress in his training as an actor, learning in the hands of teachers in Madrid, New York and Los Angeles.