Monday, November 03, 2008
Jessica Gomes is being touted as the next supermodel sensation. In three short years since moving to New York, the 23-year-old Australian model has gone from spreads in magazines like "Glamour" and "Vogue" to the vaunted pages of the 2008 Swimsuit Edition of "Sport's Illustrated." At 5'9" tall, the half-Portuguese and half Singaporean fashion model has modeled for clothing brands like Levi's, DKNY, and Victoria's Secret and electronics giant Motorola.
Among other high profile projects, Jessica Gomes has promoted rapper Sean Comb's fragrance line, "Unforgivable Woman," and music album, "Press Play." She has also appeared on shows like "Project Runway" and "The Today Show." Sports Illustrated memorably featured her in a bodypainting gallery that was produced at the Dead Sea in Israel.
Growing up in secluded Greenmount Hill near Perth, Jessica Gomes was the youngest of four children. Early on, she cemented a reputation as a tomboy, which her mother tried to discourage by advising her to become a model. Her first break came with a role on "Bush Patrol", an Australian children's TV series.
Jessica Gomes Photo Gallery
Jessica Gomes in Sports Illustrated
Jessica Gomes in Bodypaint
Jessica Gomes in the Surf
Jessica Gomes in Shallow Water