Probably to our detriment, we’ve never covered a male model in Model Mania. But, you see, Jacob Bird isn’t any male model. Depending on his mood, he might even tell you he isn’t male at all.
That’s because, when the 21-year-old Londoner isn’t walking the runway for the likes of Raf Simons, Walter Van Beirendonck, Robert Geller, and J.W. Anderson, he’s donning a wig and slinking around town as Dinah Lux — his nom de drag — usually with Ben Jarvis, fellow model and boy toy. In fact, speaking of drag, Jacob was scouted at the opening of a Sephora shop in New York, waiting for none other than Amanda Lepore to warble a few of her hits.
And when Jacob isn’t tickling pink, he’s tickling the ivories. A pianist and composer, he studied classical music at Cambridge University and graduated with honors over the summer. Good timing, as the Tokyo spring ’15 collections were beckoning. He walked Factotum and Discovered, among others — as Jacob Bird, this time.
We dug around his Instagram (@jmallinsonb) and found Dinah in rare form…