Jasmine Tookes

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Jasmine Tookes
20141202 Jasmine Tookes at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.jpg
Born (1991-02-01) 1 February 1991 (age 25)
Huntington Beach, California
Partner(s) Tobias Sorensen
Modeling information
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Hair color Dark brown
Eye color Brown

Jasmine Tookes (born February 1, 1991) is an American model.

Early life[edit]

Tookes was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California.[2] She has a younger sister, who is 19 years her junior.[2] She did gymnastics for ten years and was also active in volleyball and softball before she became a model at about the age of 15.[2] Her mother is a celebrity fashion stylist.[2] Tookes was discovered at one of her mother's showroom appointments.[2]

As a child, she was inspired by Tyra Banks.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Tookes in 2013

Tookes is of mixed ancestry. African, West Indian and her maternal grandmother is Caucasian.[4] She is in a relationship with Danish model Tobias Sorensen.[5]

Career[edit]

Tookes' first commercial ad campaigns were in 2010 for ugg boots and Gap.[2] Before breaking out on the international scene, she booked a Spring 2011 DKNY campaign and a layout in Vogue Italia.[2] According to Page six of The New York Post, when Oprah Winfrey saw Tookes perform on the catwalk in October 2011 at the "Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening With Ralph Lauren", Winfrey extolled Tookes' buttery soft skin and requested that Tookes "Rub your face against mine."[6] Models.com named Tookes as one of the top 10 new models in a September 27, 2011 fashion week post.[7] Tookes was selected by Style as its top new model in November 2011 based on her work for the Spring Fashion Shows.[8][9] She was one of eleven new models for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012.[10] The 2012 show was taped in November and broadcast on the CBS network on December 4.[11] The night before the airing of the fashion show, Tookes and fellow Victoria's Secret models Behati Prinsloo and Jacquelyn Jablonski guest starred on the December 3 "Ha'awe Make Loa" episode of CBS' Hawaii Five-0.[12] French Vogue named her as one of its 10 New faces from fall/winter 2012-2013 Fashion Week.[13] Her runway experience includes Shiatzy Chen, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Prada, Miu Miu and Versace.[7]

In 2015, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jasmine Tookes". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Lim, James (2011-12-29). "Meet the New Girl: Jasmine Tookes Believes in Humility". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  3. ^ Ogunnaike, Nikki. "Getting to Know New Victoria's Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes". Glamour. Retrieved 2016-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Meet the New Girl: Jasmine Tookes Believes in Humility". The Cut. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  5. ^ Cardellino, Carly (2015-09-23). "This Real-Life Couple Gets Paid to Cuddle: Jasmine Tookes and Tobias Sorensen have a romance more swoon-y than the movies.". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Pass the butter". New York Post. 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  7. ^ a b "Top 10 Newcomers SS12: Jasmine". Models.com. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  8. ^ "Jasmine Tookes IMG". Style. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  9. ^ "Up Close and Personal with Our Top Ten New Models". Style. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  10. ^ "Victoria’s Secret: The New Class". Style. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  11. ^ "The 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show". International Business Times. 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  12. ^ "VS Angel Behati Prinsloo Guest Stars on Hawaii Five-0 This Monday". Victoria's Secret. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  13. ^ "New faces from fall/winter 2012-2013 Fashion Week". Vogue. 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  14. ^ Toomey, Alyssa (2015-04-28). "News/ Heavenly News! 2015 Victoria's Secret Angels Announced: Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell and More!". E! News. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 

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