Celebrities who enjoyed a break-through year
As we sit back and unwind after another hectic year in UK showbiz, we’re reminded that this was the year of Loom Bands, the Ice Bucket Challenge, a rain drenched Nottinghill Carnival and ripped denim. We also said goodbye to the beautiful Peaches Geldof who died in April and Trade Unionist Bob Crow.
Team FLYER has drawn together the following list of young celebs that have made a significant contribution to the world of fashion, film, music and entertainment in 2014. Without being in any specific order of merit these celebs will be hitting the ground running in 2015.
There’s not a lot more we can say about Lupito Nyongo that’s not been said before.
The Twelve Years a Slave actress ticked virtually every box with regards to fashion. Here at FLYER when faced with covering the MOBO’s or Lupito’s Fashion store launch there was not really any contest.
Jourdan Dunn. With her own TV program and numerous campaigns under her belt 2014 will probably be the year the Jourdan Dunn became a truly international Supermodel.
In 2012 Jourdan effectively emigrated to the US. Britain’s loss was America’s gain as it was rubber stamped that as an African/Caribbean profile more often than not the grass is greener across the pond. The Victoria Secret’s model has literally taken the World by storm.
Rocehelle Humes. The married mum of one (below) has enjoyed a career as being a member of successful all-girl group The Saturdays.
With a successful career in the making as a TV presenter and fashion designer (Very UK) Rochelle literally has the World at her feet.
Sarah Jane Crawford. When Sarah (below) called in to say she was having talks with the X Factor we could hardly contain our excitement.
Sarah had to wait a further month and screen tests before she revealed the news she’d been waiting for. Sarah has become a house-hold name as X factor presenter of the Xtra Factor.
Kosovo born beauty Rita Ora has come a long way from the days we used to see her attending networking events at west-end nightclub Mahiki.
The resident West Londoner has become a global representative for Adidas to which she now enjoys her own fashion line.
Chantel Jeffries first trip to the UK virtually headlined every celebrity magazine. The young American model and friend of Justin Bieber was represented in the UK by Charles&Ko Modeling Agency. Jeffries has since fronted fashion brands and hair launches across Europe and wherever Chantel went the paparazzi were keen to follow.
Few people had heard of Charlie XCX before 2014 yet the young recording artist has seemingly become an overnight sensation. The young Brit has headlined events across the globe.
Jade Avia. Capital Xtra’s Jade Avia is Global Radio’s youngest daytime presenter. Co-presenting the breakfast show with KOJO has seen Jade grow in confidence and also brought her legions of fans. Jade’s new fashion collection is out in the New Year.
Pascal Craymer. Few people representing TOWIE have experienced such success BEFORE they appeared on TOWIE. A budding gymnast Pascal Craymer (below) represented Great Britain in gymnastics at aged 14. Now, Pascal Craymer is forging a whole new career as a model, actress and TV stunts women. We’re expecting great things from Pascal in 2015.
Ella Eyre has seen her popularity soar to dizzy heights in 2014. The London born beauty has a huge heart to match and oozes in talent. Tasting success with the award winning collective Rudimental in 2013 has catapulted the young Ella Eyre into the league of super stars.
With her distinctive looks and beautiful harmonies Ella Eyre is at the forefront of UK talent.
With a Grammy already to her name FOXES (Louisa Rose Allen, above) may not be a household name yet in the UK but internationally FOXES is huge. The young Brit continues to fly the UK flag on so many fronts and 2015 is likely to be a huge year for her.
Alexandra Burke hit the stage to great acclaim in 2014. Performing in the West End musical The Bodyguard – Alexandra proved every inch a match when she replaced the fabulous soul singer Beverley Knight.
At such a young age the 2008 X Factor winner has the World at her feet our only hope is that she doesn’t go stateside to fulfil her potential.
After a series of high-profiled relationships British model Cara Delevigne effectively set up camp in the US to fulfil her desire at becoming a actress. The UK model however remained a style icon and was rarely out of the headlines.
She may not have had a memorable year as far as her musical career is concerned but Pixie Lott has retained her position as one of the UK’s most sought after fashion personalities. Pixie’s fashionable wardrobe has been the talk of the tabloids.
Jourdan Dunn, Rita Ora, Charlie XCX have made a global impact in 2014
The ones to Watch
In the short time that she visited the UK, American recording artist Pia Mia was mobbed by fans and paparazzi.
The stylish youngster turned heads wherever she travelled in London.
Jamaican born model Sigail Currie (above) has been enjoying a significant amount of success over the past year. The Jamaican beauty has recently walked for Victoria Secrets and been featured on fashion pages throughout Europe.
Fashion Blogger Suzie Bubble (above) is considered to be amongst the most influential people of her generation. The shy creative writer/entrepreneur has ticked all the right boxes in 2014 and is a regular throughout the British and International press.
Sahara Santos. Brazilian born commercial model Sahara Santos pictured above has managed to tip the point on our celebrity radar this year. The young model/entrepreneur and actress has a global fan base and recently headlined fashion and hair brands across Europe. Represented by Charles&Ko model agency Sahara could well become one of the UK’s most successful commercial models.
Recently signed to Simon Cowell’s label X Factor’s Tamera Foster has had a relatively quiet 2014. Tamera appears to have ditched her ‘Wild-Child’ tag and 2015 is likely to be a fabulous year for the London teen.