Jon Kortajarena has the pleasure and the privilege of being the muse of photographers of the highest rank like Mario Testino and Steven Klein. As well as showing off his heavenly body and gorgeous smile on the catwalk for 13 years now. This boy looks like a walking win from the genetic lottery. We are getting hypnotised while looking at all these black-and-white images and we are thinking that there is hardly any other model, photographed so many times while smoking. Yes, smoking and Jon Kortajarena’s charisma definitely kill!
We are not surprised by the fact that Madonna is amongst his biggest fans. Madge has always been a respectable connoisseur of unmistakable male beauty. This is why she captures his in two of her sexiest video clips – Girl Gone Bad and Bitch, I’m Madonna. Kortajarena even climbs up on stage, in order to dance with her during the Rebel Heart Tour concert in Barcelona.
Tom Ford contracts him as a face of the brand for more than ten years. The natural consequence of this professional relationship comes when he gives Jon a role in the first film he directs – A Single Man. The year is 2009 and Jon appears as Carlos for about 5 minutes in the whole film, but he manages to create an unforgettable impression with his short act and look in the spirit of James Dean. Here is how after several minor roles, in 2017 he is about to stand next to Priyanka Chopra in one of the episodes of the hyped series Quantico.
But not everything in the world of Jon Kortajarena is glamour and vanity. He is also engaged with charity campaigns which raise funds for two very important causes – children in need and climate change. It is even more beautiful when attractive appearance is supported by equally kind-hearted character. This is why we are at least as big fans of his as Madonna.
Text: Fashion Inside