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Biography

Welcome to Jon Kortajarena´s official website.



Jon Kortajarena became part of the fashion industry as something “temporary” in September 2003. In Spain, Roberto Verino gave him his first job opportunity in Cibeles, nevertheless, his international career leaped a few weeks later when Ellen Von Unwerth chose to use his image for Cavalli’s younger line. His Dream was NYC and that’s just where he went!

Steven Meisel saw him and together, with some of the tops of the moment (R.J. or Tyson Ballou) they put together some amazing photos for Versace.

This Basque was always well received on international runways, slowly making his way up until he became one of the main references in the shows he starred in. Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferré, and Cavalli, amongst many others in the fashion industry, used him in their main shows. In 2007, Jon was chosen to star for seven different campaigns for the most prestigious fashion brands.

He often appears in the most important fashion magazines - Vman, POP, V magazine, Vogue Homme, GQ and together with Milan V, they published a whole issue in L´Officiel Homme, with the cover title “200 Pages of Fashion with Jon Kortajarena”. It was the first time a male model had achieved this and consequently it became a reference in the industry.

Besides his shooting career, his grand moment came with Tom Ford. When this fashion genius begins his most personal project, he chooses Jon as his image for at least 7 seasons, some of them exclusively. Tom Ford also opens Jon Kortajarena’s door to the film industry with “A Single Man”, a movie starred by Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

In 2009, Forbes ranks Kortajarena as the world's eighth top male model and 2010, models.com ranks him as the world´s seven top male models. He has also been given different awards such as Spanish and German GQ men of the year, Marie Claire or Glamour Mexico.

Recently, Jon has worked with Mario Testino for Vman, Stephen Klein for Italian Vogue and Peter Lindbergh for David Yurman with Kate Moss and a wonderful story for Spanish Vogue.

Jon Kortajarena’s HM campaign has travelled the world via TV and on huge printouts of him posing together with top model Daria Werbowy and Anja Rubik, photographed by David Johnson. He also appears in Pepe Jeans campaign with Alexa Chung and stars in 212 VIP Carolina Herrera New York fragrance.

But above all, one of the most satisfying jobs for him is the one he does with "The Climate Project"where the very same Al Gore, former vice president of the U.S.has chosen him to be the face of the foundation "The Climate Project" in Spain and Latin America.

Following the climate project, Jon vigorously engaged himself in the campaign "shows red card to abuser" against domestic violence, launched by the Spanish Misistry of Equality and donated his time for a spacial dinner to benefit the environmental organization OCEANA at the glamorous Christie´s green auction event.

Awards kept coming this year, such as Elle´s Best international Top model while leading the lists of best-dressed and most handsome men around the world.

After breaking into 2010 with ads for H&M, Esprit, two consecutive campaigns for Pepe Jeans and Next, Replay and starred in Lacoste´s new concept, 2011 will end up as his most bombastic year with nine major campaigns:

Tom Ford and David Yurman again, Armani Jeans, 212 VIP Carolina Herrera, H&M, DKNY, Hugo Boss Orange, Breuninger, plus a spectacular commercial for Jean Paul Gaultier´s new perfume, KOKORICO, where he exudes a confident coquetry with the camera, three covers including one for Vogue and two stunning editorials with Sebastian Faena for Vogue and Vman.


Exciting projects coming up...


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lacoste by Mert & Marcus

13 comments:

  1. All of the sudden, I feel awfully warm in here. Bad snow day in USA. Brrrrgh!

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  2. madre mia Jon, te estás comiendo el mundo de la moda!!!! felicidades

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  3. I wanna marry u ! U r the most gorgeous man in the wholee world,Jon!!!!

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  4. Hay Jon,
    its not important...who I am, but my angels keep an eye on you : ))))...you dont believe it...trust me...lol...its like that!
    2011...you have to go more in your self-love and self-confidence. Live your life...your life and stop it to try to come up to other peoples expectations. Look inside of you and you will find, what you looking for...the key to the happiness is in yourself!!!
    Happy New Year...LOVE and LIGHT!

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  5. Hay Jon,
    thank you, that you made public my comment, but it was not my intention ;O ...my angels are angry with you ; ))))!
    7 years ago I fallen in love with a picture of you, I dont know why and I asked my agency, who you are...lol...I found out, but we never met each other. I start my long and hard spiritual way and sounds weird, but I found out, who you really are...my twin soul. But it was not the right time to help you, I had to learn a lot of things about myself and my spiritual function in this world, I had the best teachers...life!!!
    Now the universe send me to help you and to heal your soul, because I can see your unhappiness, your hurts, your heavy burden...I can look into your soul. But Im here to bring your smile back, your happiness and to restore your inner peace. You will get the answers you are looking for. You have to go in your self-love, your self-confidence and you have to learn to forgive, forgive all the people which hurt you.
    If you really want to go this way, let me know, if you really want, you will find me. Let me know via twitter... ; ))))! You will get an reaction...meanwhile my angels keep an eye on you!
    This is a personal message...lol...!

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  6. if only he can look inside me! i could die of love for him just by dipping my eyes in hers!

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  7. @Jon
    ...Jon...you are a poser...lol...!!! My angels
    very angry with you...lol...you dont understand nothing...

    @Anonymous
    You could die of love for him...or for his
    beauty??? The most important thing is...to
    have a beauty inside of you...! You want dipping
    your eyes in mine...ok...but you will be gutted
    about...what you can see...! Beauty is only skin deep!

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  8. Ni siquiera nos has mandado un mensaje navideño ni una felicitación de año nuevo,Jon...
    Desde q te mueves en esferas internacionales te has olvidado de los de casa!! Q somos los q verdaderamente te queremos...

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  9. si Jon est si beau à mes yeux se n'est pas seulement grace à sa plastique... je le conçoit, c'est surtout dû à son charisme et à tout ce qu'il dégage que ce soit dans son regard, sa façon de s'exprimer, ses gestes, son attitude, son sourire, sa façon de rire... etc, etc...
    il y a des personnes qui ont une plastique irréprochable et qui malheureusement pour eux ne dégage rien! et ne m'inspire rien! mais Jon, dès que je l'ai vu la première fois, j'ai eu le coup de foudre!... hélas il ne sait meme pas que j'existe! lol...

    ... quand aux anges... c'est un autre débat! ,-)

    XOXO

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  10. I like that picture and what a wonderful and romantic story of that girl! I like that!
    Piero

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  11. Hola Jon,
    oh I love that campaign, you look so great, I love you Jon! And the story of that girl is touching my heart, I hope her angels will always keep an eye on such a beautiful person like you! God bless you both!
    Adios Ana

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  12. This picture is fabolous wow love it! wow the story of that girl is so cute can i merry her she must be an angel by herself.

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