New Faces: Rowan Jessie

Scouted on Facebook. Lips like Jagger

Mark Zuckerberg should open up a Models division.

Add to the growing list of new faces being spotted on Facebook (and other social networks): 19 year-old Rowan Jessie.

Jessie was spotted by Adelaide makeup artist Dale Dorning in April, when Dorning reconnected on Facebook with an old friend, Jessie's mother, only to find his attention swiftly drawn to family snapshots of her charismatic 6'2" son.

Although Jessie hails from Melbourne, he was referred by Dorning to Adelaide's Finesse Models, which signed him immediately and became his mother agency and he has been flying to and from Adelaide in the interim, shooting tests.

Jessie recently shot a national tvc for SA-based jeweller Peter W Beck and there is already quite some interest, we hear, from international agencies for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2014/2015 menswear season, which kicks off in Milan in January.

Jessie has also just been signed to FRM Management in Melbourne and made his runway debut at this week's Adelaide Fashion Festival.

Anyone who is in town should keep an eye out for him at tonight's finale show, the SA Designers Fashion Showcase.

 

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PHOTOS: SIMON CECERE HAIR/MAKEUP/STYLING: DALE DORNING