Stephen James Hendry is a British model and ex-footballer. He started playing football for youth clubs at a young age and eventually played in the 'Coca Cola Football League I'. He also played for ‘AFC Wimbledon’ and ‘Nea Salamis Famagusta’ before playing internationally for Scotland in the Under 18 team. He smoothly transitioned from soccer to modeling after being scouted by Elite Model Management in Barcelona. Stephen James Hendry has worked for top brands and fashion designers including Calvin Klein, Diesel, Philipp Plein, Takeshy Kurosawa, XTI, GQ, Men's Health Magazine and many others. Apart from Elite Model Management, Hendry is also associated with Storm Modeling Agency, I Love Models and Wilhelmina Models. He is also quite popular on Instagram with over 2.2 million followers on his channel ‘whoiselijah’. He uses the channel to promote latest fashion trends, a healthy lifestyle and his passion for boxing and football. James is also incredibly famous for his tattoos all over his body, which include portraits of icons and even Queen Elizabeth II.
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Stephen James Hendry had been approached by modeling agencies many times but it was only after he got injured in Barcelona that he started thinking of it. He was scouted by the Elite Model Management Agency in September 2012. He quickly made his mark in front of the camera due to his incredibly sculpted physique. Although he had numerous tattoos including life-like portraits of icons like Frida Kahlo, Robert Smith from the Cure, religious idols, paintings by Salvador Dali, and patterns, these only helped him to stand apart from others and made him an overnight sensation.
He soon caught the eye of iconic brands like Calvin Klein, Diesel, and Philipp Plein who signed him to feature in their campaigns. His impressive resume also includes working for GQ Germany, GQ Spain, Sik Silk, Men’s Health Magazine, Adon Magazine, El Pais Semanal, and Windsor Smith. Besides being signed to ‘Elite Model Management Agency’ (Paris, Barcelona, Copenhagen), the British model also works for ‘I Love Models’ (Milan), ‘Storm Modeling Agency’ (London), and ‘Wilhelmina Models’ (New York, Los Angeles). He has also been part of Madonna’s MDNA skin care range campaign in 2017.
He is also a massive social media celebrity having gained over 2.2. million followers on his Instagram account. He initially started it as a joke but Russian singer Victoria Daineko, spotted him and asked him to be part of her music video. This changed his attitude towards social media and he has since been able to use it increase his star status.
Stephen James Hendry was born in London, England, on December 4, 1990. He is an incredibly shy human being in spite of being in the spotlight and has kept his personal life secret. His father is Scottish and his mother is Israeli. He is Jewish by religion and has a pet dog named ‘baloo’.