Jourdan Dunn Wins Model Of The Year At BFA & She Really Deserves It
After walking multiple runways and appearing in major campaigns, there's no doubt 2015 was a good year for this model. And, as if it couldn't get any better, Jourdan Dunn was named the Model Of The Year at The British Fashion Awards Monday night in London, England — for the second time. Solidifying her position as one of the top models of the moment once again, this award officially makes Dunn a tenured professional. She really deserves this well, she's really good at what she does!
The British Fashion Awards are an annual event that gather some of the industry's most important figures to honor those who have shown exceptional talent in their craft. And frankly, after the year Dunn has had, she was a no-brainer for the Model Of The Year award. Having been the cover girl for British Vogue, fronting the H&M x Balmain campaign, and representing Maybelline as a Beauty Ambassador, Dunn was certainly a busy woman this past year. But clearly it was worth it, because a BFA isn't just given to anyone.
But this isn't the first time the model has received such a major award. Back in 2008, Dunn received the same award when she was only 18-years-old. Back then, Dunn was already making major strides in the industry as a frequent figure in magazines and on runways. Plus, according to Business of Fashion, she was the first African American model to walk Prada in over a decade .
But even seven years later, Dunn is still on top of her game and doing exceptionally well in the industry. And if that's not worth another award, I don't know what is!
If it isn't already obvious, Dunn is a seasoned professional who greatly deserves this Model Of The Year award. So, let's look at nine times in the recent past that Dunn proved she was award-winning material.
1. She Walked In H&M x Balmain
Easily one of the most anticipated collaborations of the year, H&M x Balmain was a big deal, right down to the runway debut. Dunn slayed in this white and gold-belted ensemble.
2. She's A Maybelline Ambassador
A critical point in a model's career is when she becomes a face of a beauty brand. Dunn has accomplished this with none other than the global brand, Maybelline. Because clearly, she's born with it.
3. She Walked New York Fashion Week
And London Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week... You get the picture.
4. She's #SquadGoals
If you can call Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid your friends, I'm pretty sure it's the definition of #SquadGoals.
5. She Sat Front Row, Beside Kate Moss
Really, does that need any more explanation?
6. She Walked The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Nothing proves you've made it more than a pair of Angel wings. Dunn rocked the VS runway last year at the brand's show in London.
7. She Slayed The Met Gala
That gorgeous yellow gown from the 2014 Met Gala is still haunting me in my dreams.
8. She Walked The Runway Eight-Months Pregnant
Dunn slayed it on the runway while 8-months pregnant. Jean Paul Gaultier made an ensemble just for her when she was in her third trimester. No big deal or anything.
9. She's Just Amazing, OK?
Want more fashion tips? Check out the video below, and be sure to subscribe to Bustle’s YouTube page for more hacks and tricks!