Every model dreams of being on the cover of Vogue magazine. And Francine James is no different. Hailing from Manley Meadows in Kingston, Jamaica, Francine first appeared on the international model circuit in 2015. Since then, this natural beauty has graced the cover of L’Officiel Switzerland and secured brand campaigns and editorials in top fashion magazines.
The young and emerging talent is paving her way to becoming one of the next generations of top models. Francine James has appeared in campaigns for American cosmetics giant Bobbi Brown and New York’s fashion brand Tory Burch. She has also landed stunning editorials for Vogue (Italia and Spain), Elle, Modern Luxury, InStyle U.S., and Lady Gunn Magazine, to name a few.
Francine, a Pulse Caribbean Model Search winner, is currently represented by Women Management, a leading modeling agency that has guided the careers of some of the most famous fashion models, such as Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, and Winnie Harlow. With the support of an international management team, Francine’s work has taken her to assignments worldwide - from London to Hong Kong to Milan.
Discovered in 2013 at 14-years-old, Francine got her start in modeling as a contestant in the Pulse Caribbean “Search for the Million Dollar Girl” TV series. Thankfully, with the help of Pulse, who boast alums such as Alicia Burke and Jaunel Mckenzie, she was later signed with Next Management.
Jamaican Model Francine James on the cover of Suitcase Magazine. Photo/Pinterest
One year later, at just 16 years old, her big break came while still in high school. She was featured in Vogue in an iconic black and white photo shoot and, later, on the cover of the British travel magazine Suitcase. The international bookings began to pile up after the top-performing student graduated from Camperdown High School. The young model jet-setted to some of the most prominent fashion capitals for work.
Francine James booked a major editorial campaign with Esprit in Germany in her first season. The momentum continued as she graced the pages of Vogue for a second time. She also shot ten and twelve-page editorials in Cosmopolitan and Glamour. But Francine aspires for so much more. “There is still more in me, and I am aiming for a cover of any of the Vogues,” she said in a Pulse World 360 interview.
While only 22, James has a blossoming career ahead. Like those who came before her - Naomi Campbell and Winnie Harlow, the genetics of a supermodel run in Francine James’ DNA. Her goal of becoming one of the most sought-after models is within her reach, and she knows what it takes, having worked with some of the best brands, magazines, and photographers in the industry.