PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARIA PONCE,Â PONCE PHOTOGRAPHY
CREATIVE DIRECTION BY D. GRAHAM KOSTIC | WRITTEN BY ELLE EICHINGER
As a 15-year-old high school freshman and our youngest Cool Kid, Jordan Strange has a resume that could rival even the most successful and philanthropic of adults. The Ford model was discovered three years ago atâ€”weâ€™re not even kiddingâ€”a Jonas Brothers concert. Since then sheâ€™s had a steady modeling career, getting booked for photo shoots at least once a week, being transformed with makeup, hair, and clothing for each different job. From what we have become accustomed to seeing in the media, being thrown into the spotlight as a teenager could be a recipe for disaster, but Jordan seems barely effected by it all. Down-to-earth is an understatement when describing the 5â€™9, blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty.
The drive she puts forth for modeling is only rivaled by the drive she puts into charity work: she talks about her work with Helping Hands, Feed My Starving Children, and other charities with an excitement only a 15-year-old can muster. Last summer, she spent a week in Nicaragua, playing with children, teaching them how to play soccer, and doing crafts with them. Back home, sheâ€™s a burgeoning style maven: on the line somewhere between still looking great in Forever 21 frocks and dreaming of being a fashion designer (â€œI spend history class sketching dresses,â€ she admits). And speaking of history, what do her teachers think of her busy schedule? â€œIn middle school it was fine,â€ she says. â€œMy teachers thought it was cool, and told me to just tell them when I would need my work in advance. But I donâ€™t know what it will be like now that Iâ€™m in high school.â€ Based on her uber-impressive record, we get the idea Jordan will be just fine these next four years.