Jessica Gomes (born 25 September 1985) is an Australian model. She is most famous for appearing in the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated from 2008-2014. She also has appeared in the Victoria's Secret Catalog.
Jessica is from Australia for certain, but exactly where is a matter of debate. She is either from the extreme west, Perth, or the extreme east, Sydney, and sources vary. However, she did grow up in Perth, that much is certain. She is a youngest child in family of four children, and is of Portuguese and Chinese ancestry. Apparently, and not putting words in her mouth, Jessica considers herself Portuguese.
Jessica began taking modelling classes a the age of 13, and after some appearances on television as and a modelling contest, she signed with IMG Models. She still primarily models in the Pacific rim region.
Korea is one of Jessica's main markets. She has appeared in ads for Hyundai, LG Cyon Bikini Phone and other retailers there, and also made television appearances in South Korea. Her appearances in Australia include being the face of David Jones Limited. She had her own reality television series in Korea, 'My Name is Jessica Gomes,' and also appeared on the Korean version of 'Dancing with the Stars' on 10 June 2011.
Naturally, Jessica has made a bunch of 'Hottest Girls' lists. These include Maxim and Maxim Australia's lists. She lived in New York for a number of years, but then moved to Los Angeles. She maintains close ties with the hip-hop community.