FIB’s TOP MODELS Volume 63 – Sexiest Girls: Jac Jagaciak

The world is full of beautiful people. But being sexy dwarfs beauty — it is more than just a pretty face or nice physique. When you look at the Sexiest Girls we have chosen, you see a common factor: they all own their sexuality. There will always be critics, but being sexy is about having the cheers of admiration drown the whispers of jealousy.

So each week, let FIB give you a glimpse into our upcoming book, TOP MODELS Volume 63 — Sexiest Girls. Be warned, though: some of these women can make Kate Moss jealous.

With flawless skin and the perfect pout, it is no wonder Jac Jagaciak is one of the most sought after models of 2015. Her laid back but dedicated attitude towards modelling makes her an industry favourite with designers, photographers, and the public, and she is showing no signs of slowing down. If anything, she is only getting started.

Photo Credit: Chanel Spring 2013
Photo Credit: Chanel Spring 2013

Originally Monika Jagaciak, “Jac,” as she prefers to be called, was born in Poznań, Poland on January 15th, 1994. Living in a small town of only approx. 12 000 people and surrounded by national park land, Jagaciak’s free time tended towards the outdoors. The daughter of an athletics coach, she seemed sure to train professionally as an athlete, competing in the high jump.

Photo Credit: Vogue
Photo Credit: Vogue

Jagaciak’s career has been anything but normal. She broke into modelling in 2007, after her sister encouraged her to attend a casting call of GAGA Models agency at a local shopping centre. She was almost immediately snapped up by IMG, and fronted French Jalouse. It was the Hermes contract Jagaciak landed, however, that really launched her career. Whilst still in primary school, 13-year-old Jagaciak beat 600 candidates to land the campaign for a designer she did not know anything about, and a photographer, Peter Lindbergh, of whom she had never heard. She jokes this is how she managed the pressure of success at such an early age.

Photo Credit: Hermes
Photo Credit: Hermes

Jagaciak travelled extensively in the first years of her modelling career, becoming an international sensation. 2008 saw her on the cover of Elle Japan, French Jalouse, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, and Japanese Spur.

This year also saw her as the subject of worldwide controversy… Unlike most famous people, who gain unwanted attention for partying, drug use, and other undesirable behaviour, Jagaciak’s transgression was something she could not control: her age. Set to front cover of Vogue Australia, the shoot was cancelled after the magazine’s editor Kristie Clements learnt that Jagaciak was only 14 years old. The fallout from this initial act was a massive questioning about the appropriate age for modelling. Australian Fashion Week set a minimum age of 16, and Jagaciak was banned from walking in the show. Internationally, however, these age limits did not apply, which is how, in 2009, Jagaciak came to open and close the Calvin Klein New York show.

Jagaciak’s remarkable runway walk made her popular with many high fashion labels and in 2009, New York Magazine named her as one of the “Top Ten Models to Watch.” She walked for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marni, Prada, Jil Sander, Gucci and Versace. By 15, the now seasoned pro had 13 magazine covers as well as campaigns for Japanese brand Anayi and TianPo jewellery. Jagaciak may have hit a bump when she fell on the Hervé Léger runway, but as we know, she has gone on to walk many more times for such prestigious designers as Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi.

Photo Credit: Victoria's Secret
Photo Credit: Victoria’s Secret

After such an illustrious career, it would not be long before Victoria’s Secret came knocking, and 2013 saw Jagaciak close the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’s “Pink Network” section for the first time. In 2015 she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. This incredible career boost puts her in the same league as top models Lily Aldridge, Allessandra Ambrosio, and Adriana Lima. Jagaciak was vocal in her appreciation of the job, saying “It’s more stable for me, which I love — I finally live here full-time and that’s a big change. I feel very settled.”

According to Jagaciak, the enormous publicity surrounding Victoria’s Secret Angels gives her the opportunity to give charities a voice. And IMG declared that Jagaciak is known for her philanthropic tendencies, fundraising for orphanages in Poland and creating her own charitable organisation. The Victoria’s Secret Angels all participated in their annual “Ride for Pelotonia” to fund cancer research.

Being a Victoria’s Secret Angel takes up most of Jagaciak’s time, but during 2015 she has still found time to front Glass Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Poland and Elle Poland amongst others. That is the cost of being one of the biggest supermodels in the world, and it is small price to pay for international fame, and a pair of the coveted Angel wings.

Photo Credit: Elle Poland
Photo Credit: Elle Poland

Designer Francisco Costa said of Jagaciak:

“She possesses a timeless beauty that gives her the ability to be highly versatile, making her one of the most promising new models today,”

And it is this quality that lands her on our list. Her versatility echoes that of other ‘Sexiest Model’ Ana Beatriz Barros, and suggests a bright and full future ahead.

Keep an eye out for FIB’s upcoming book, TOP MODELS Volume 63 – Sexiest Girls.