Jessica Irene ‘Jessie’ Burciaga was born in Santa Fe Springs, California USA, on 11 April 1983, so under the zodiac sign of Aries and holding American nationality. She is best known for her modelling career, now spanning more than a decade.
Early Life and Education
Jessica was born to a Mexican father named Ty, and French-Irish mother named Lisa, and has two younger brothers named Blake and Duke. She matriculated from high school and went on to attend Junior College in Huntington Beach, where she studied sports broadcasting, but didn’t graduate, meantime working as a waitress in an Anaheim restaurant to pay for her studies.
Jessica won a Neighborhood Knockout contest by “Stuff” magazine in August 2005, which marked the beginning of her professional modelling career. As soon as she won the contest, everyone wanted to work with her, including “Maxim”, “Savvy”, “Performance Auto & Sound”, “Latino Future” and “Import Tuner”.
She went on to appear in the Fight Night Round 3 EA Sports game as one of the ring girls, and in 2006 began working at the Playboy Club in Las Vegas as a Bunny blackjack dealer – she claims how she loves to play blackjack, and once she starts she hates moving away from the table. A year later Jessica became Miss Copa Swimwear, and then in 2009 became the Playmate of the Month of February in “Playboy” magazine. Jessica also had a very short acting career, appearing in a couple of episodes of “The Girls Next Door” TV series, in which she portrayed herself.
During an interview, Jessica stated how she loves her modeling job as she gets to travel a lot and meet new people everywhere – she doesn’t hate a single part of it because it is so easy. The only bad side, as she explained it, is the fact that she can no longer do a regular job because she became very lazy – she cannot get up in the morning or get to work on time. Right now, she is thinking about trying to do a normal job, she would prefer something in sports broadcasting and then she’d like to start a family.
Jessica doesn’t hide anything about her love life, and there has been a long list of her ex-boyfriends since she became famous – at the beginning of her career, she dated an American Football player named Lance Moore for a couple of month, and was then noticed by Hugh M. Hefner, owner and publisher of the “Playboy” magazine, and the two started dating even though he was 57 years older than her – they spent 2008 together, then split at the beginning of 2009 when Jessica started dating another American Football player Miles Austin.
Her relationship with Miles was the longest, as the two stayed together for nearly two years, after which Jessica dated DJ Drama for a couple of months. It seemed that Jessica had found the person who she was really meant to be with when she started dating American professional basketball player Paul George in 2013 but the couple split when Paul started dating his former girlfriend Daniela Rajic again – they are still together today and have two kids.
There were rumors in the past that Jessica is responsible for Kobe Bryant’s separation from his wife Vanessa Bryant after they’d been married for more than 10 years – the rumors are likely to be true although Jessica denied them in one of her tweets saying that the people who know the least about the situation shouldn’t talk at all, and should get a life of their own.
Jessica’s Dream Guy
During an interview for the Super Street Online website, Jessica explained her perfect date – she loves the typical dinner and a movie, and then sex. She explains that it would the best if they can watch the movie at home so they can skip it and go straight to sex – ‘that makes me happy’, she says. She is a hopeless romantic as well, loves romantic restaurants, candles and flowers.
Appearance and Net Worth
Jessica is currently 35 years old, has long brown and black hair, brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, weighs around 112lbs (51kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-25-36. She wears dress size eight, shoes size 7.5, and has a rose tattoo on her right foot, and a leaf tattoo below her left shoulder.
Authoritative sources indicate that Jessica’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million; it is said that an average Playboy model makes around $60,000 per year. Jessica also has her own line of hair extenders which cost around $230 on the internet, and she earns around $4,000 for every advertisement post on her Instagram account. Her known boyfriends all had significant net worth – DJ Drama’s is estimated to be around $12 million, while Paul George’s has over $40 million.
Social Media Presence
Jessica is very active on several social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in February 2009, and has gathered around 190,000 followers and tweeted 26,000 times. Her Instagram account is followed by more than 1.6 million people, while she’s posted around 2,100 times – mostly uploading pictures from her photoshoots. She has a Facebook page as well, with 43,000 followers, and you can find her on SnapChat under the name Jess.Burciaga.
“He (her brother Blake) subscribed to Stuff Magazine at the time and they were holding a contest for local models. I figured I’d give it a shot, but since I had no experience whatsoever, I wasn’t expecting a response. We sent in a few pictures and about a month later they called wanting to fly me to New York to shoot their “Neighborhood Knockout” section. I had a full-page feature in the August 2005 issue and later went on to win the contest.”