From chefs, to designers, dog walkers to dancers, the beautiful faces that grace the pages of our beloved magazines have more skills that just busting a pose. We caught up with our cover model Jourdan Copeland to get to know him behind the lenses.

Age: 22

Location: Lewisham

Agency(ies): AMCK Models/London, Premium/Paris, Red NY, D’management/Milan, Uno Models

How long you been in the modelling game? 3 years

3 things you love about modelling? I love that it has allowed me to travel all over. Also how random it can be, and with a little bit of luck, fortuitous.

What is your favourite brand? I could wear Y-3 everyday

If you weren’t a model what would you be doing? I’d be a Pastry Chef creating amazing desserts somewhere

Why? For the love of good food. It’s a great feeling if someone enjoys a dish you’ve put work into.

What is your most embarrassing shoot memory? Loafers, Leggings, string vest tucked in, nips out. Outdoors on my own, in public.

Where is the best shoot location? Miami Beach

What are the last 3 tracks you played?

  • Sángo – Na Hora
  • Mura Masa – LovesickF*ck
  • Fritz Wentink – Man at Parade

What is your favourite city? Amsterdam…so far.

Favourite place to vibe in London? I try to carry good vibes everywhere.

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Fashion: Charlotte Byne, Urban Ears

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Fashion: Charlotte Byne, Urban Ears, Adidas, New Era, Topshop.

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Fashion: Charlotte Byne, Urban Ears, Adidas 

Words: Helen Butcher

Art Direction: BeExposed

Styling: Tiffany Baron & Will Harper

Photographer: Ugne Pouwell

MUA: Jolanda Coetzer using Bobbi Brown

Assistant: Riccardo Branca