90's Boss Model: Jarl Allard

Ph: Jonathan West, Mario Testino, Jonathan West

Old bio (guessadvertising.com)

At 6'0", Jarl Allard has it all; a great attitude and rugged good looks that embodies the all-American, free-spirited style of James Dean. It was this look that captured the eye of Paul Marciano, President and Creative Director of GUESS?, Inc. He choose Jarl for the GUESS? advertising campaign shot in gorgeous Palm Springs and Laguna Beach, California, by renowned photographer, Dewey Nicks.

The GUESS? look and feel is all about youthfulness and mystery and the GUESS? model is portrayed as confident, spirited and sensuous -- Jarl embodies this and then some. A native of Norwich, England, Jarl, 26, has hazel eyes and brown hair with a sexy goatee. He never thought about modeling until a good friend, who was taking a photography class, persuaded him to pose for some pictures on the beach. This friend showed the photographs to an agency in London and the rest is model history.

Traveling all over the world, Jarl considers himself a nomad and currently lives between London and New York City. He enjoys traveling the most but not the long flights to and from random cities and airports. Constantly on the road, he spends much of his free time staying fit by running every morning and playing in a soccer league in London. He hopes to one day retire from modeling, buy a house in Norwich, and open an Outward Bound center.

Recent bio (templates.myra.definitiondesign.co.uk)

Thirty-seven year old Jarl Allard, originally from Norwich, Norfolk - but escaped the accent - currently lives in the urban jungle of London.

Leaving the greener pastures of Norfolk behind, at 21 Jarl travelled around Europe and ended up crewing on a catamaran and working in a boatyard in Greece.

His appetite for adventure had been whetted and upon his return Jarl relocated to London and subsequently became a model. This enabled him to travel and live in different countries and cities around the world. Settling in New York for 3 years brought him great success with Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Versace Campaigns and international catalogues such as Mexx and JCrew.

At the age of 28 he returned to London and with the financial support from modelling achieved a degree in Sports Science (BSc), at The London Metropolitan University.

Currently Jarl is a lecturer of Sports Science at Kingston University and is working with the future talent representing Britain in the 2012 Olympics.

Jarl continues to give personal consultations on fitness and looks forward to an interesting career within media, sport and education.


Gaby said...

I managed to find out last year that Jarl, after living in New York for three years, left modelling to go to the University of London and studied physical education, getting an advenced degree. He's also supposed to be working at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. I wonder what he looks like now. What's his ethnic origin and is he from the UK?

Johec said...

yes, according to his bio in the GUESS website he's from UK


I think that's his actual picture


Gaby said...

Thank you, Johec. He looks just the same, just a little wiser.

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