In Australia, Jessica Gomes has been hailed as one of the country’s “supermodels”, as on this Madison Magazine cover. The other models are (left to right) Alyssa Sutherland, Miranda Kerr, Elyse Taylor, Pania Rose, Catherine McNeil, on the main cover page, and Jessica Gomes, Abbey Lee, Skye Stracke, Nicole Trunfio, and Sarah Stephens on the roll-out cover.
Now “supermodel” is a term used only when: “Models do talk shows, land movie roles, inspire franchises, date or marry movie stars. And, of course, they make money in the millions.” And supermodels should be recognized internationally. What happens is that many countries label their models as “supermodels” if they are ranked at the top locally or get even a little overseas work.
Jessica Gomes started out doing runway work in Australia. Gomes and Amy Finlayson, were chosen youth ambassadors for the Australian retailer David Jones in 2005.
Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio at the former’s 23rd birthday, on September 20th, this year. Jessica’s cake was modeled on one of her Sports Illustrated swimsuit photos:
Jessica Gomes has appeared in Vogue, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and the Victoria’s Secret catalog. She has also modeled for Adidas, Gap, Motorola, and DKNY. But most of this work has come her way when she went international.
Jessica Gomes international
Jessica Gomes was born in Australia, but her father is Portuguese and her mother is a Chinese lady from Singapore. “My parents are heroes to me, both my mom and my father. He immigrated to Australia when he was 21. He traveled around the whole world, met my mother, an Asian woman. My parents are still together now, after 36 years.”
Because of her exotic looks and gorgeous body, Jessica attracted the notice of companies in Asia. In South Korea she modeled for Hyundai and appeared in a sexy ad for LG’s Cyon Bikini phone:
The cleverly named bikini phone has a split touch screen just like a two-piece bikini with the tagline “Touch the Wonder.”
As part of LG’s promotion campaign, Gomes played baseball with the “LG Twins” baseball team in South Korea. There was also a short film screened on Korean TV titled, “My name is Jessica Gomes”. This was part of Jessica’s music video for Korean ballad singer Tei for his upcoming 5th album, Tei With a Kiss:
Jessica has also signed with Estee Lauder as the face of Diddy’s Unforgivable fragrance, and has appeared in a in a special-edition book that comes with the CD of his album Press Play.
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When first moving to New York in 2005, Jessica Gomes shared a flat with another Australian model Gemma Ward. Later that year she got chosen for the Victoria’s Secret campaign, and her international career began. In 2007 she got her own place; a 553-square-foot place at 14 Prince Street, New York, for $810,000. And of course Jessica really made it big when she appeared in Sports Illustrated.
Jessica Gomes was voted one of the top 10 hottest supermodels by US magazine Maxim, alongside Brazilian beauty Ana Beatriz Barros, in May this year. Gomes may be known as a model but she was actually discovered on the hit TV show Bush Patrol. “I’d love to be an actress,” says Jessica. “I just finished a program at Stella Adler for acting. We took voice and speech classes, we did body movement classes, we did scene studies and it really helped me with modeling, just going to castings and being in front of the camera and all that.”
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Jessica Gomes lingerie and swimsuit
Jessica Gomes is most well-known internationally for her work as a lingerie and swimsuit model. She has modeled lingerie for Victoria’s Secret:
Jessica Gomes was also on the cover of this issue with Zoe Duchesne, who wore a bikini similar to Jessica Hart’s.
Jessica Gomes had her pictures taken at the Daniel Dead Sea resort and Spa (above), and at the luxury Dan Caesarea Hotel (below), both in Israel. The other models in Israel were Brooklyn Decker, Julie Henderson, and local gal Bar Refaeli.
Like cover girl Marisa Miller, Jessica Gomes also posed for nude body-painted and healthy mud-pack pictures:
Jessica Gomes also graced the pages of GQ Italy in sexy black lingerie:
…and she also went topless for a couple of the GQ pics. Jessica says there’s plenty of stuff she likes to do in the nude. “I like to swim nude, at night. I’m from Western Australia, and they’ve got some of the most beautiful beaches, and there’s hardly anyone there, so that’s probably the most comfortable I’d ever feel in swimming nude.”
Jessica Gomes posed for downloadable swimsuit pictures for SK Telecom’s Star Photo. The pictures proved so popular that Gomes posed for another set of pictures last month under the “Don’t Touch” theme:
In an interview with a Korean magazine, Jessica Gomes says she intends to stay in South Korea for a while, doing different projects. Her ambition is to make “Jessica Gomes” a global brand. Since she has already trained to be an actress, Jessica may appear either on Korean TV or even in a movie. Gomes says she want to work with popular actor Jung Woo-sung, and is also trying to learn Korean.
When asked if she had a boyfriend, Miss Gomes said no, adding that she liked South Koreans men and women, and may date a South Korean man!