Jasmine Tookes

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Jasmine Tookes
Born (1991-02-01) February 1, 1991 (age 33)
OccupationFashion model
Years active2010–present
Juan David Borrero
(m. 2021)
RelativesAlfredo Borrero (father-in-law)
Modeling information
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown

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

Early life[edit]

Tookes was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California.[3] She has a younger sister, who is 19 years her junior.[3] 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.[3] Her mother is a celebrity fashion stylist.[3] Tookes was discovered at one of her mother's showroom appointments.[3]

She has described her ancestry as a mix of "African American, Brazilian, European, and West Indian".[3]


Tookes in 2013

Tookes' first commercial ad campaigns were in 2010 for UGG Australia and Gap.[3] Before breaking out on the international scene, she booked a Spring 2011 DKNY campaign and a layout in Vogue Italia.[3] Models.com named Tookes as one of the top 10 new models in a September 27, 2011, fashion week post.[4] Tookes was selected by Style as its top new model in November 2011 based on her work for the Spring Fashion Shows.[5][6] She was one of eleven new models for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012.[7] The 2012 show was taped in November and broadcast on the CBS network on December 4.[8] 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.[9] French Vogue named her as one of its 10 New faces from fall/winter 2012–2013 Fashion Week.[10]

Tookes has appeared in editorials for Italian, American, French, German, and Spanish Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Numéro, W, and V.[citation needed] her cover include Elle France February 2013, Vogue Espana March 2016 alongside her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels, Harper's Bazaar Vietnam July 2016 along with Elsa Hosk and Martha Hunt, Maxim Magazine February 2017, and also Elle USA May 2017.

She has walked the runways for Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, Moschino, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Shiatzy Chen, Herve Leger, Ermanno Scervino, Giorgio Armani, Philipp Plein, Missoni, Jason Wu, Alberta Ferretti, Emilio Pucci, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, Trussardi, Marchesa, Tory Burch, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Paco Rabanne, Helmut Lang, Louis Vuitton, DSquared2, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Prada, Jill Stuart, rag+bone, Miu Miu and Versace.[citation needed]

She and fellow VS Angel Josephine Skriver co-founded JOJA, an active-wear company. [11]

She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Jimmy Choo, Calvin Klein, Lancôme, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Gap, Ugg, and Victoria's Secret.[citation needed] In 2015, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel.[12] Tookes was selected to wear the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Fantasy Bra (worth $3 million in 2016) at the 2016 show, which was held in Paris, France, which made her the 3rd black model to wear the bra. Tookes made her debut at No. 17 on Forbes' "The World's Highest Paid Models" list in 2016, with estimated earnings of $4 million.[13]

She was ranked Most Beautiful Face in the World by TC Candler in 2022.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Tookes with her fiancé Juan David Borrero at his father's inauguration as Vice President of Ecuador, May 2021

In September 2020, Tookes announced her engagement to her boyfriend of four years, Juan David Borrero. He is the director of international markets of Snap Inc.[15] and the son of doctor Alfredo Borrero Vega, the former vice president of Ecuador.[16] They married on September 4, 2021, at the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador.[17] On November 21, 2022, she announced on her Instagram account that they were expecting their first child.[18] Tookes gave birth to their daughter on February 23, 2023.[19]


  1. ^ "Jasmine Tookes". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jasmine Tookes - Model Profile - Photos & latest news". models.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Lim, James (December 29, 2011). "Meet the New Girl: Jasmine Tookes Believes in Humility". New York Magazine. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Top 10 Newcomers SS12: Jasmine". Models.com. September 27, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  5. ^ "Jasmine Tookes IMG". Style. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Up Close and Personal with Our Top Ten New Models". Style. November 9, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  7. ^ "Victoria's Secret: The New Class". Style. November 8, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  8. ^ "The 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show". International Business Times. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  9. ^ "VS Angel Behati Prinsloo Guest Stars on Hawaii Five-0 This Monday". Victoria's Secret. November 30, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  10. ^ "New faces from fall/winter 2012–2013 Fashion Week". Vogue. March 12, 2012. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  11. ^ "About Us". JOJA. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  12. ^ Toomey, Alyssa (April 28, 2015). "News/ Heavenly News! 2015 Victoria's Secret Angels Announced: Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell and More!". E! News. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "The World's Highest-Paid Models 2016: 17. Jasmine Tookes". Forbes. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2022". TC Candler. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  15. ^ Macon, Alexandra (September 24, 2020). "Jasmine Tookes Is Engaged". Vogue. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  16. ^ El Universo, Redaccion (May 24, 2021). "Juan David Borrero, el hijo del nuevo vicepresidente de Ecuador, acudió con Jasmine Tookes, su novia modelo de Victoria's Secret, a la posesión presidencial" (in Spanish). El Universo. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  17. ^ "La supermodelo Jasmine Tookes y Juan David Borrero contrajeron finalmente matrimonio en Quito" (in Spanish). El Comercio EC. September 4, 2021. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
  18. ^ Taylor, Elise (November 21, 2022). "Jasmine Tookes Opens Up About Her Pregnancy Journey". Condé Nast. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  19. ^ "Jasmine Tookes, la modelo de Victoria's Secret y el ecuatoriano Juan David Borrero son padres; nació su primogénita, Mia Victoria". El Universo (in Spanish). March 2, 2023.

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