Jon Kortajarena: That Guy

Text: Jenny Sireac


That guy, oh yes we all know him, specially the ladies, we all have seen him somewhere and just stood there without being able to say a single word -it’s his look that makes you lose your tongue! Jon Kortajarena Redruello (his full name) was born on May 19th, 1985 in Bilbao, Spain. Yes he is young and he owns an Elle award of the Best Top International model of 2011. That’s not all, as he has also won numerous awards in Germany, Italy, France, United States and Spain. And he was chosen by Forbes as one of the 10 most influential models in the world.

Elle by Bernardo Doral


Jon was discovered in 2003. After he moved to New York, he worked with some of the most prestigious photographers in the world and became an indispensable to the biggest names in fashion such as Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Giorgio Armani or Chanel.

Jon Kortajarena for Vogue, by Mario Testino 


He made his debut as an actor in the Oscar-nominated film ‘A Single Man’, a film that won the best actor award at the Venice Film Festival. Kortajarena shared the screen with Colin Firth and Julianne Moore and, despite being new to the world of acting, he was able to shine and taste success in the film industry. Now he continues to make progress in his training as an actor, learning in the hands of teachers in Madrid, New York and Los Angeles.

One thing it’s sure, that this “guy” has everything he needs to succeed -all we have to do is wait.

Exciting projects are coming up from that “modern prince”.


Jon Kortajarena for David Yurman

For Tom Ford Eyewear, photographed by Terry Richardson

For Zara, by David Sims