Who Is Stephen James? Facts About His Personal Life and Career

Stephen James Hendry known professionally as Stephen James is a famous British model. He is also a former professional football player who won international youth caps for Scotland. Stephen is the owner of Elijah, a barbershop and tattoo shop located at Carrer de Trafalgar, 6, 08010 Barcelona, Spain.

It’s not everyday one gets to see a former football player who also has the “it factor” of the modeling world; Stephen James is one of those guys. He has joined the league of very successful models to hail from the United Kingdom with the impact of his work spreading to North America, Australia, and Japan.

This is aside from his accomplishments as a footballer. During his early years in professional football, he participated in Coca Cola Football League. Switching to modeling, Stephen can boast of working with top agencies like Elite Model Management, I Love Models, Wilhelmina Models, and Storm Modeling Agency. Stephen has dragged a massive following on social media through his charms.

Biography and Profile summary

  • Full name: Stephen James Hendry
  • Date of birth: 4th December 1990
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Stephen James age: 32 years old
  • Nationality: British (Scottish)
  • Height: 6 feet and 1 inch
  • Weight: 71 kg
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Green
  • Net worth: $1 million to $5 million
  • Profession: Model

Age and Background Details of Stephen James

It was in Hammersmith, London that the model was born on 4th December 1990 as Stephen James Hendry, this makes him 32 years old. He is of Scottish and Jewish descent, there is only a little that is known about his family and education.

He grew up in Barcelona but also spent some time in India which later influenced his religious beliefs as he studied Hinduism. This is perhaps the reason why he has a Kali tattoo. Nonetheless, he doesn’t believe in any religion.

Having described himself as a very shy individual, he is extending his craft from modelling into the business world with the start of a bar and barbing salon in Barcelona.

Stephen James does not have a regular story. He is a model who has become popular both offline and on social media where he has come to amass massive followership. Before modeling, he started his career as a footballer but was forced to quit after suffering from an injury. Having made a name for himself as a model and worked with some major brands, here is all to know about his career.

The Journey Through Stephen James’ Football Career

Some may not know this, but James took his shot at football at quite a tender age. He began playing for the youth team of Queens Park Rangers way back in 2005 and stayed with the club until 2006.

He also proved his playing talent while working for the non-league club, AFC Wimbledon in 2008. Thereafter, he relocated to Cyprus to play for Nea Salamis Famagusta. As it has been established that James has Scottish heritage through his father, it should come as no surprise that he went international, competing for Scotland with the Under 18 team.

He got accepted in late 2007 to join the team in playing during a tournament in France. His debut on the international field came during the second match against France when he was selected to be the substitute for Michael Graham in the 65th minute. His subsequent game as part of the team was in a match that ended in a tie with the United States. Stephen was substituted in the 70th minute of the game and it became his last match for Scotland.

He Was Compelled to Quit Football

Stephen James did not just wholeheartedly step away from his professional football journey. It is said that he sustained an injury while playing a game in Barcelona, and was forced to kiss his professional football career goodbye. He was just 22 years old at this time.

The Genesis of His Modeling Career

Following the painful incident of his injury, Stephen found himself slipping easily into the modelling industry as he was discovered by Elite Model Management in Spain in 2012. Since then, he has had a successful run as a model. His works on the modelling scene include working with heavyweight brands such as Calvin Klein, Diesel, Adon Magazine, ASOS, Philipp Plein, GQ Spain, among others. He is also known to model for Sik Silk Company on occasions.

His Body Features Makes Him an Outstanding Model

Stephen James is famous for the hot body he possesses. He has been able to break the rules in the modelling world by pulling off what many models have encountered as a barrier.

His many tattoos and numerous body piercings which could have been a problem to his success happens to be an asset and one of the secrets to his bubbling career. His Kali tattoo was particularly inspired by his trip to India where he explored Hinduism. James has a tall figure, standing at 185 cm. He weighs around 71 kg (165 Ib) and his chest size is 100cm.

His Relationships

Stephen James Hendry is currently single, according to available records as of the time of this writing. There were rumors of him dating a yet-to-be-identified girlfriend but from all indications, he has not been previously engaged and is still single

Stephen James tattoos

Stephen James has a lot of tattoos, his back tattoos consists of the triangle and demon face tattoos that he loves to show off most of the time. The model also has numerous other tattoos on his body which include:

  • Star design on both sides of the model’s body and right elbow
  • Queen on the right shoulder
  • Ian Dury tattoo on his right bicep
  • The Lotus flower is a symbol of hardship and struggle.
  • A Floral pattern on both sides of his neck.
  • Design of petals, leaves, and Henna.
  • Goddess tattoo on his stomach
  • Big Ben tattoo on his upper right arm
  • Siouxsie tattoo
  • Robert Smith on the upper side of his right forearm
  • Clock and man tattoo on his inner side of his right arm
  • Dali tattoo
  • Wilete tattoo
  • Symbols tattoo on his fingers
  • Letters tattoo on his fingers and thumbs
  • Symbol tattoo
  • Anchor tattoo
  • Skull tattoo inside of his left hand
  • Deity tattoo inner side of the left thigh
  • Woman tattoo outer side of his left thigh
  • Flower tattoo left thigh
  • Sexual healing tattoo upper right thigh
  • Trident tattoo on both knees
  • Stars and portraits tattoos
  • Monkey tattoo on the upper side of his lower leg
  • Clef tattoo in front of his right leg
  • Man, tattoo inner side of his right leg
  • Frida tattoo on his left lower leg
  • Geometric tattoo on his hip left side of the body
  • Cat tattoo on his lower left leg
  • Eye tattoo on the upper side of both his feet

Social media presence

The model is active on a number of social media platforms. His social media handles include:

  • Instagram: @whoiselijah
  • Facebook: @Stephen James

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