In a recent interview, this 28 year old Spaniard model stated that traveling constantly around the globe, for the past 7 years, has made him realize that there is more to life than modeling garments for living.
Although he is enjoying his much awaited success in the fashion industry, he has to frequently leave his family and friends behind, which causes him to feel very depressed. Jon is always hopping from airplane to airplane; he doesn't have enough time to actually go outdoors like a normal person and buy a house that he can live in on a daily basis; his hectic lifestyle doesn’t permit him to do this.
In 2009, Jon made his acting debut in the Oscar-nominated film “A Single Man”, where he portrayed the role of Carlos. This brunette said that he loved the acting experience so much that he is planning on doing it full-time in the near future. His grandfather, David, wants to see him on the big screen and is always persuading him to leave the modeling atmosphere.
Even though Mr. Kortajarena is still one of the highest paid male models in the world, this handsome single man has taken his grandfather's advice and is leaving modeling little by little. This year, he only appeared on one clothing campaign. It has been reported that in 2014, Jon will be too busy analyzing different acting projects—he wants to choose a role that fits his style.