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Jourdan Dunn on the moment her 6-year-old son Riley realized she's a supermodel

18 February 2016
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At only25, Jourdan Dunn has already achieved so much. The former teen mom is sitting pretty between Kate Upton and Anja Rubik on Forbes' highest-paid models list, and has starred in campaigns for Burberry, Victoria’s Secret, Maybelline and Saint Laurent. But when HELLO! sat down with the supermodel, it seemed her greatest pride was reserved for her adorable 6-year-old son Riley.


Jourdan: 'Riley is my priority' Photo: Instagram/@officialjdunn

When we caughtup with the British beauty in the Maybelline Lounge at New York Fashion Week, the model spoke to usabout Riley’s confusion about her career and how he has become one of her toughest (and most adorable) critics!

“Having a childchanges your perspective on everything and all those things that seemed soimportant before, now don’t get a second thought. I have learned to deal withthings differently, now I have other priorities,” the 5ft 9in star told us.

The single momrevealed that at her son hasn't always understood her job. “At first he wasconfused. People would tell him that his mom was a model and he would tell themthey were wrong. He has become more progressively aware. When I won Best Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2015, he started tosay, 'You really are a model!'”

Now Riley is hernumber one advisor. “He always tells me what he thinks, what he likes, what hedoesn’t like. Yes [I listen to him] – he’s very reliable,” she said with a laugh.

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Jourdan alsodiscussed how her son inspired her to design a children’s clothing line. “Mynext project is launching a children’s clothing line with [British department store] Marks & Spencer.

I have always wanted to do something like that since having Riley. Iwas never able to find the designs that I wanted, so I decided to makethem myself! I’m really excited and I hope that people like it.”

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