TOP MODEL SECRETS

JACQUELYN JABLONSKI

This Jersey girl resisted proposals from model scouts for over a year. After finally signing, she instantly became a breakout star on the runway. Meet Jacquelyn Jablonski.

Founder of Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright and Jacquelyn Jablonski, Getty Images.

Jacquelyn Jablonski rose to fame in September 2009 after walking 21 shows during the three fashion weeks in New York, Paris and Milan. Since her breakthrough six years ago, Jacquelyn has established herself as an international top model, constantly in demand by fashion powerhouses like Tommy Hilfiger, Emporio Armani and H&M. With razor sharp cheekbones and long dark hair, Jacquelyn is also a coveted cover star – with Korean, Turkish and Spanish Harper’s Bazaar on her resume. 

Over the years, the young American has used her power in the industry to raise awareness for autism, a disorder that her younger brother has. A big part of her engagement is visible through the organization Autism Speaks, for which she hosts annual benefits. Working with the organization has become her biggest passion, and she strives for raising more awareness about the organization – and dreams of starting one of her own in the future.

Jacquelyn Jablonski answered our top model secret’s questionnaire after shooting with H&M. 

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT/SHOW WAS…
“Shooting in the Maldives for a week, then getting off the plane and going straight to the Victoria's Secret show rehearsal after over 24 hours of flying and having layovers.” 

THE ARTIST WHO ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
“Beyoncé.”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
“Cooking.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
“Drink lots of water and always moisturise.”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
“Mainly pilates and some cardio.”

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I…
“[Use] Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray.”

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
“Go outside in the fresh air or work out.”

I SMELL LIKE…
“Santal Blush by Tom Ford.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF-DUTY LOOK IS…
“Menswear with a feminine twist: Cool trousers, an oversized t-shirt or sweater, a leather jacket and cool boots.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
“Taking my charity event with Autism Speaks to the next level. I want to continue to raise more and more money as well as awareness. I also want to discover more programmes for young adults with autism. Now that my brother is 19, I'm noticing that young adults do not get much attention. I can't help but think, what is next for this generation when their school finishes at the age of 21?”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“Not to moisturise in a downward motion and to be gentle with your skin!” 

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS...
“Probably the hotel I stayed at in the Maldives. I mean… You had stairs straight from your room into the crystal clear water. It doesn't get much better then that!”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
“Northern Spy or Mogador [in New York] for local, casual nights... ABC kitchen [also in New York] for fancier.”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
“A smoothie KIND bar if I'm in a hurry, otherwise eggs with avocado if I have more time.”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
“Headphones, notebook and pen, moisturiser, water spray, rosebud lip balm, KIND bars and probably a recent New York Times magazine...”

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I…
“Go to New Jersey to visit my family, cook, do pilates, [go for] bike rides, catch up with friends, [or go to the ] beach... 

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… 
“To not waste time comparing myself to others.”

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
“Whatever is local! Or if there is a cool vintage shop.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
“To not make plans too far in advance. You will end up having to change them.”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
“Continue to have my annual charity event with Autism Speaks and maybe start a foundation of my own. I also have an interest in jewellery design and I think acting would be fun to try.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
“I don't watch much TV but I am currently watching season three ofGame of Thrones. Also, I like the cooking channel now that I've started cooking more! And of course American football, if it’s the season. Somehow I ended up in a fantasy football league with a bunch of boys, but it has turned out to be a lot of fun (and competitive).”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
Just Kids by Patti Smith.”

 

 

JACQUELYN JABLONSKI

AGE: 23

AGENCY: IMG

DISCOVERED: Jacquelyn was first approached while working at a cafe at the age of 15. A guest gave her a business card that she never did anything with. For a year, her uncle – who had worked as a model – asked her to meet a photographer in the industry, but Jacquelyn was resistant. Finally she said okay, and around the time of her 16th birthday she signed with an agency.

CITY: New York

INSTAGRAM: @jacquelynjablonski

TWITTER: @JLJablonski

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