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Superstar Model Jess Harbour to be Featured for Fourth Year in a Row in K&N Calendar

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Jess Harbour with Rockstar Garage Jeeps

Even in the dirt, K&N calendar model Jess Harbour is a traffic stopper

Jessica Harbour is not your typical model. With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and plans to return to college to earn her Masters, this self-described bookworm seems more likely to be found at a Barnes & Noble than inside the pages of Maxim magazine. But Jess, as her friends call her, was gifted with both brains and beauty.

Now a full-time model for four years, her jobs have taken her to some exotic locations, including South Africa, which she called “the most amazing adventure I've ever had with Lions, scaling mountains, and motorcycle rides through the cliffs.” And for someone who spends so many of her working hours in swimwear, you’d expect she’d be headed to the beach for rest and relaxation. No, Jess took time off to tour Eastern Europe, primarily the Czech Republic and Slovakia, looking forward to sampling the local cuisine. Other than adventure travel, Jess enjoys “yoga, hiking, and trying new things”, like feeding sharks while deep sea diving.

Jess Harbour with K&N Ford Mustang at Autoclub Speedway

After four consecutive years as a K&N calendar model, we thought we’d let Jess take our Ford Mustang project car out on the track

While Jess is a native of San Diego, she now calls Orange County home (though her heart, she says, remains in San Diego). While still living in San Diego, Jess was hired for her first modeling gig. It was by Toyota for the Supercross event at Qualcomm Stadium. “I was so excited and nervous, I couldn't breath and I had butterflies in my tummy,” she recalls. That was until she found out her job was to work the Toyota booth asking spectators to enter their information on an iPad.

When asked what sort of other automotive industry companies she’s worked for, Jess rattled off quite a list: Formula Drift, Off Road, NASCAR, IndyCar, Superbikes, and Rally. She’s worked as a spokesmodel for Hankook tire and is current a spokesmodel for Nexen tire. And yes, she’s usually at the SEMA Show. “This will be my sixth SEMA - and my third year working with Spyder at SEMA”.

Jess Harbour starting drag race between 1997 Supra and 1967 Chevelle

While not as colorful as a drag strip “christmas tree” I don’t think too many racers would mind Jess starting their race

Outside of working events, she has appeared in television commercials for FIAT, Fantastic Sam’s, UFC Gym, Hankook Tires, Viejas Casino, and Stila Cosmetics, along with print work for companies like FIAT, Rockstar, No Fear, Yamaha, and many others.

So, Ms. Harbour, how did you get started with K&N? “I first started working with them through Rockstar. We had a fun shoot in the dirt with a 4:00 AM call time!” she commented. But that brutal start time didn’t deter her, she’s back again with K&N. “I think it's super rad that I get to shoot with and be a part of K&N calendars four years in a row - I am very grateful,” she added.

Be sure to grab a copy of the 2017 K&N calendar when it comes out later this year to see Jess in action.

Jess Harbour standing in front of Supra and Chevelle

2017 will be the fourth year in a row that Jess Harbour has modeled for the K&N calendar. Be sure to grab a copy or four later this year


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