If you’re an early 2000s child, I’m sure you know about the hit teen drama ‘Gossip Girl.’ Maybe you were a Chuck and Blaire fan. Ed Westwick was a 2000s heartthrob with a considerable fanbase. Jessica Serfaty was able to tame this heartthrob. So, who is this lady Jessica Serfaty? Jessica in her own right is an American model, actress, and producer. In this article, we will unveil everything about Jessica and for your quick information, she got married in her teenage years due to unexpected pregnancy.
Early Life and Childhood:
Jessica Michel Serfaty was born on April 4, 1991, in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. She is daughter of Brett Michel and Sandy Rodgers Michel. She lived most of her life in Arkansas alongside her sister Toria Michel. The model is of French Descent which makes her French-American. She received her high school degree from a local school.
Growing up, Jessica knew her true calling was in the modeling industry as she started modeling in her teenage. However, her dreams halted as she had an unplanned pregnancy before she turned 18.
She knew she didn’t want to give up on her dreams, so she slowly started modeling again after getting married and giving birth to her beautiful son, Roman.
America’s Next Top Model:
Young Jessica had always dreamt of participating in the competitive Modeling show ‘America’s Next Top Model’ in 2010. She had the talent to win the show, which convinced her then-husband, Ididia Serfaty, and child, Roman move to Los Angeles to support her. She was the second female to be chosen for the final cast.
In episode 2, she was the first model called for the nude photo shoot, and for the faux fashion shoot in episode 5. In episode 9, she accidentally burnt a taco which ended up causing the toaster to start a fire. She tried covering it up with a wet rag, which frankly was hilarious. Unfortunately, Jessica did not win the title of ANTM after being eliminated by Raina for having a commercial look. Yet, we have to admit that her runway walks were fascinating.
Life after America’s Next Top Model:
It also did open up opportunities for her as she started working with different brands and even debuted in the movie ‘Faith’ (2019). She has also made an appearance in the reality style-tv series ‘Axe: Dirtcathlon’ (2011). Jessica starred in a number of productions between 2014 and 2017, including ‘V/H/S: Viral,’ ‘Blood Brothers,’ and ‘FML.’ She bagged a fairly significant role in the horror movie ‘Ryde’ (2016). She also bagged quite a few roles in different TV commercials for brands like Doritos, Toyota, and McDonald’s.
ANTM was a big success for her, and her modeling career took off more when she participated in various modeling campaigns for ‘Nodus Modeling Management’ (One of the top-notch modeling Agency in Los Angeles).
Social Media Platforms:
Serfaty has made quite an impact on social media platforms, gaining a huge fan following. Undoubtedly, her appearance in the vines of the famous YouTuber Logan Paul did help her with her acting and modeling career initially. They appeared in the music video for ‘Paradise in you’ together
She is active on Instagram and Twitter, with about 1 million and 24.3 K followers, respectively. Her Instagram account is dedicated to her showing her captivating photographs showing her beauty and grace.
The model and actress have an estimated net worth of about $5 million which is an amazing feat. She is a self-made and independent woman.
Her dating history:
This beautiful and talented model has quite a large fan following, which is not surprising. So many people would love to have a chance to go on a date with her. Quite a few famous celebrities have managed to make this list, Lucky for them.
She was married to her childhood sweetheart Ididia Serfaty whom she met at a church at 16 years of age. As the pair were in a dating relationship, an unexpected pregnancy hit Jessica. She did not want to abort the baby boy and instead of raising a baby boy alone, she came to a decision to get married early.
Soon after the birth of Roman Serfaty on September 2, 2008, the pair tied the knot. Nonetheless, their marriage did not last much longer with the pair parting ways in 2013. Roman now lives with his dad, as Jessica often visits him in Arkansas.
After her divorce, she has been linked to quite a few celebrities. She briefly dated Niall Horan amidst his fame in One Direction. The couple was seen having a low-key evening in LA on November 2016. We don’t exactly know when they separated ways, but both of them have since moved on. Jessica has also been rumored to have been on a few dates with the famous singer Justin Bieber. The model has also been linked with Logan Paul, but the speculation remains a rumor with no solid proof.
Dating Ed Westwick:
She dated the gossip girl star, Ed Westwick. The couple kept their relationship under wraps till they walked hand in hand on the red carpet at ‘BAFTA’ in 2017. However, the couple still hadn’t confirmed the relationship. It was only confirmed once Jessica spoke for Ed against the sexual assault allegations. The couple had been dating since May 2017. The relationship was Insta official in early 2017 as Jessica posted a picture of them together on the beach of Brazil with the caption ‘Well…. it’s official. I’m swoon.’
The couple was pretty serious since the actor, Ed, was in Paris shopping for an engagement ring for the model. Yet, that never happened since both of them got caught up in the entanglement of the sexual assault allegations.
Jessica did not leave Ed’s side. On the contrary, she supported him throughout the incident and remained loyal and faithful to the actor. Despite that, the relationship did not last as Jessica was seen leaving Ed’s apartment after he was cleared of any allegation.
Her new boo; KAAN Gunay:
Jessica Serfaty is currently happily engaged to her fiancé, KAAN Gunay. The couple officiated their relationship via Instagram on Valentine’s Day 2019. They got engaged after a few months flaunting their relationship on Instagram
KAAN is the founder and CEO of Firefly, an advertising agency. The handsome and intelligent CEO graduated from Stanford Business School. Gunay doesn’t shy away from posting his beautiful fiancé on Instagram either. The couple looks adorable and happy together.
Attributes and Personal Life:
This beautiful model stands at 5 foot 9 inches (175 cm). She has light brown hair with stunning and alluring green eyes, with plush lips. She has a long ancestry of Spanish-English-French and Cajun.
She loves eating healthy but has a weak spot for Tacos. She loves talking to her fans and calls them ‘Tacos’ She loves horror movies, and her favorite actor is Jim Carrey and Lucille Ball.