Australian model and actress Jessica Gomes Nude from Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)
Jessica Gomes (born 25 September 1984) is an Australian model who appeared in the Swimsuit Issue of the American publication Sports Illustrated every year from 2008 to 2015. She works extensively in Australia and Asia. She has strong followings in South Korea and in the East Coast hip hop community. Gomes is the featured spokesperson for Australian corporations David Jones Limited. She has also been a spokesperson for South Korean conglomerates LG Electronics and Hyundai. Gomes served as the face of the Estee Lauder/Sean John fragrance “Unforgivable”. She has been revealed as the voice of Rick Ross’ label Maybach Music Group. An early LG ad campaign is considered her breakout performance.
Gomes was born in Sydney, Australia, and has an older brother. She counts Australian Elle MacPherson and the multiracial model China Machado, the first non-White model to appear on the cover of a US fashion magazine, as her role models. She dined with Perth native and friend Heath Ledger in New York the day before he died.
In 2005, Gomes moved to New York City and was a flatmate of Gemma Ward. She formerly attended La Salle College. She continued to live in New York at the time of her Swimsuit Issue debut in 2008 and as late as 2011. Gomes’ mother was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Singapore and her father is from Portugal before spending time in Paris. Both emigrated to Australia in the 1970s.