V Magazine + EA7 2022 Calendar: Jordan Rand

V Magazine + EA7 2022 Calendar: Jordan Rand

V Magazine + EA7 2022 Calendar: Jordan Rand

April’s V Magazine + EA7 calendar star is racing towards a bright future in the new eSkootr championship

April’s V Magazine + EA7 calendar star is racing towards a bright future in the new eSkootr championship

Photography: Solve Sundsbo

Styling: Gro Curtis

Text: Alex Blynn

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The field of professional racing is filled with multi-disciplinary athletes, like April’s V + EA7 calendar star, Colorado Springs native Jordan Rand. “I was a competitive figure skater throughout my childhood,” she tells us. “And a D1 track and field athlete in college with a side passion for motorcycle racing.” But when it came to choosing which type of racing to partake in — from Formula 1 to Nascar — Rand found her home in the new world of electronic scooter racing, known as eSkootrs; for a host of reasons. “Firstly, the eco-sustainability aspect; I love racing with a clean conscience. Secondly, the gender inclusivity of eSkootr is a hugely important factor for me. I love that men and women compete together. Thirdly, accessibility. Most racing sports are extremely expensive to even dream about getting into. eSC has created a sport that is financially accessible to anyone.”

Rand is excited for the future and hopes to continue pushing boundaries in her sport along with her colleagues. “Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton definitely inspires me. Not only is he paving the way for people of color in racing, he is also working to eradicate racism with the Hamilton Commission. He’s inspired so many, and I hope to do the same with my racing career as a bi-racial woman.”

Get to know Rand in an exclusive interview below:

V Magazine: How did you first get into eSkootr racing?

Jordan Rand: I found out about eSC through a friend who told me eSC is a revolutionary racing series that has never existed before, and that they were looking for athletes from other sports who are also adrenaline seekers. I was a competitive figure skater throughout my childhood and a D1 track and field athlete in college with a side passion for motorcycle racing… so I felt I would be a good fit!

V: What drew you to eSkootr racing over more traditional forms of racing such as Formula 1? 

JR: That’s an easy one! Firstly, the eco-sustainability aspect; I love racing with a clean conscience. Secondly, the gender inclusivity of eSC is a hugely important factor for me. I love that men and women compete together. Thirdly, accessibility. Most racing sports are extremely expensive to even dream about getting into. eSC has created a sport that is financially accessible to anyone. 

V: Who inspires you in your sport?

JR:  I’m inspired by Bradley Smith. Before joining eSkootr racing, he was a MotoGP motorcycle racer. Now he's my mentor! Also, my fellow eSkootr racer and Pro BMXer, Tre Whyte. We both participated in the first-ever eSkootr testing and training event together, we were so new to the sport, just getting our bearings, but since that first day we have continued to show up and push each other to be better and better. As two cross-over sports athletes of color, we are holding our ground and exceeding expectations. And Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton definitely inspires me. Not only is he paving the way for people of color in racing, he is also working to eradicate racism with the Hamilton Commission. He’s inspired so many, and I hope to do the same with my racing career as a bi-racial woman.

V: What are you most looking forward to in 2022?

JR: I’m looking forward to traveling the world for more modeling and for eSC races in city centers around the world. It’s going to be an exciting year and a thrilling championship!

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Credits: SPECIAL THANKS: Giorgio Armani and Armani Team, Art + Commerce, Annemiek Ter Linden, Dana Heis Julian Watson Agency, Stania Jaspert The Wall Group, Cydney Psarolis-Stannard Patricia McMahon Represents Patricia McMahon Makeup Rebecca Wordingham using Kjaer Weis Makeup & Biossance Skincare Hair Kei Terada (Julian Watson) using bumble & bumble Manicure Rebecca Jade Wilson (The Wall Group) using Essie Casting Director Noah Shelly (1979 Services) Production Lalaland Production Studio Manager Sally Dawson (Sundsbø Studio) Digital technician Lucie Rowan Set Designer Robbie Doig (Patricia McMahon Represents) Photo assistants Samuel Stephenson, Sebastian Kapfhammer, Hristo Hristov, Tamibe Bourdanne Stylist assistant Luiza Cirico On set retoucher Howard Pettit Set Designer assistant Danial Underwood Makeup assistant Olivia Cochrane Hair assistant Takuya Morimoto Retouching Digital Light Ltd

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