What The I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Cover Girl Looks Like Now...

24 October 2018, 03:00 | Updated: 24 October 2018, 03:01

Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor single cover
Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor single cover. Picture: Artwork/Press

Arctic Monkeys' debut single featured a young woman on its artwork, and we've tracked her down 13 years on.

This week in 2005 saw Arctic Monkeys' I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor score a UK number one, catapulting the Sheffield band into the mainstream.

The cover of their debut single - which was was taken from their 2006 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - album featured a young woman behind a cash desk wearing a "Trainee" badge on her uniform.

The simple photo isn't exactly what you'd expect from an official release, but its snapshot of working class life has gone on to be one of the most iconic indie single covers of all time.

But how did the young woman come to feature on the cover, and what does she look like now? Radio X have tracked her down 13 years later to find out...

Watch the original video for the track here:

Jessie May Cuffe was a teenager when she was approached by a Liverpool-based design company named Juno on a night out.

"I had snuck out with my mates to Liverpool aged 16, we were in a bar called Bumper when the design company took a snap of me and asked for my contact details," she explained exclusively to Radio X.

"I got a call to come in and meet the team and then I was asked to do the shoot with another girl - luckily the band picked my picture."

One of those who can truly boast of being a veteran Arctic Monkeys fan ahead of their debut, Jessie revealed: "I'd heard of the band before the shoot and I've remained a huge fan ever since".

See an early image of Jessie pictured with Alex Turner and original bassist Andy Nicholson, who left the band in 2006:

She added: "I first met the band at the Ritz in Manchester, at the time they were just typical 19, 20 year old lads winding me up and moaning at me for playing the single over and over again through their speakers because they were sick of hearing it."

The band may have been sick of hearing their own song by the end of 2006, but appearing on the artwork never gets old for Jessie.

Though she was only ever recognised by fans when she was 16, Jessie adds that the response to her "boss claim to fame" has only ever been "positive".

See a snap of the now 29-year-old in 2018 below:

An image of Jessie May Cuffe in 2018, the woman who appeared on the cover of Arctic Monkeys' I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor single
An image of Jessie May Cuffe in 2018, the woman who appeared on the cover of Arctic Monkeys' I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor single. Picture: Jessie May Cuffe

She concluded: "It’s been 13 years and I still tell anyone who’ll listen," adding: "My mum still has a shrine of it on her wall as soon as you step in her front door."