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Meet Jessica Stam

Q&A

Photography by Mikey Kay

While on set for her Bal Harbour magazine cover shoot, the Canadian supermodel shared what she is listening to, reading and which designers have caught her eye this Spring.

Tell us how you got into modeling?
I was scouted in a Canadian Tim Hortons, and then moved to New York soon after.

What has surprised you most about the fashion industry?
The ability of designers to reinvent themselves so many times, and the amount of work that goes into designing each collection.

Things you miss most from your home town?
Lake Huron and my brothers.

Your go-to Spring look?
Dresses, or a skirt and T-shirt with sandals.

Last book you read and loved?
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

Describe your typical Sunday?
Football and sushi.

Favorite movie of all time?
True Romance.

What is on your playlist?
Grimes, Dolly Parton, The Black Keys, TLC, The Kills, The Mamas & the Papas, The Roots, The xx. 

Favorite restaurants in NYC?
Frank in the East Village and Dos Toros.

Who is your current style icon?
Jane Birkin.

Most prized possession?
My dog.

Young designer you are most excited about?
Honor, Marissa Webb, Wes Gordon.

Your best vintage find?
A Norma Kamali leopard jump suit; I wear it every Halloween.

How do you stay fit?
I run.

Who has influenced you most in the fashion world?
Steven Meisel and Pat McGrath.

Most memorable shoot?
I once got to shoot with an entire cast of zoo animals in Joshua Tree, California. That was so much fun!

What magazines do you read on a monthly basis?
Vice, Teen Vogue, Nylon.

Favorite juice spot?
Liquiteria in the East Village.

Favorite international city?
Paris.

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