Zinnia Kumar

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Zinnia Kumar
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Born (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 (age 24)
Sydney, New South Wales[1]
Nationality Australian
Alma mater University of New South Wales University of Oxford
Occupation Model; Scientist
Modeling information
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Agency
  • MUSE (New York)
  • Debut Management (SYD)
  • 62 Models (NZ)
  • Inega (Mumbai)
[1]
Website www.zinniak.com

Zinnia Kumar, also known as Zinnia, is an Australian fashion model[2] and published scientist in human evolutionary biology and ecology.[3][4]

As a fashion model Zinnia has appeared in magazines Harpers Bazaar (Fashion Cover)[5], Wonderland Magazine[6], Tank Magazine[7], Notion Magazine[8] & Verve India X Chanel (Cover)[9].

Early life and education[edit]

Zinnia Kumar was born in Sydney, Australia to Indian parents and grew up in Sydney's south-western suburbs.[10] She attended Miller Technology High School where she graduated the top of her class and was awarded DUX. Kumar graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Advanced Science, with First Class honours.[11]

Career[edit]

Zinnia Kumar has published two original scientific research papers on negative frequency-dependant selection on human traits: the first about men's facial hair, entitled Peak beard[3] and the second on women's hair colour.[4]

Kumar is also a field conservation ecologist having worked in the Australian outback working with Little Blue Penguins, invertebrates and wetland birds.[12] Kumar is also a motivational speaker.[10][13]

Zinnia's study of attractiveness of facial hair in men was the first time negative frequency dependant selection had been applied to a human trait, since Charles Darwin coined the term.[14] The published paper found that attractiveness varies with novelty, less common facial hair types were considered most attractive by men and women.[15] This research went viral on the internet and was covered by many news outlets BBC,[16] The Washington Post,[17] Time,[18] The Guardian,[19] Science Magazine[20] and Forbes,[21] coining a new social term 'Peak Beard'[1].

Zinnia Kumar is currently undertaking a research degree at Brasenose College, Oxford University.[10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2017 Wonder Woman Amazon Warrior English Hollywood debut[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Model of the Week: Zinnia Kumar". Models.com. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.imgmodels.com/london/women/model?mid=12219
  3. ^ a b Janif, Zinnia J.; Brooks, Robert C.; Dixson, Barnaby J. (2014). "Are Preferences for Women's Hair Color Frequency-Dependent?". Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. 1: 54–71. doi:10.1007/s40750-014-0008-y. 
  4. ^ a b http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/10/4/20130958
  5. ^ "Urban Legend (Harper's Bazaar India)". MODELS.com. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Tank Magazine". Tank Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  7. ^ "Tank Magazine". Tank Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  8. ^ "Notion Fashion: Zinnia by photographer Carla Guler - Notion Magazine". Notion Magazine. 2016-06-16. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  9. ^ "Zinnia Kumar Reflects On The Real Meaning of Beauty". Verve Magazine. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  10. ^ a b c "Zinnia Kumar | NEWfaces". models.com. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  11. ^ a b "FJ Shoot: Zinnia". Fashion Journal. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  12. ^ https://littlefairypenguin.wordpress.com/page/2/
  13. ^ http://www.northernargus.com.au/story/2656240/a-girls-night-in-start-the-conversation/
  14. ^ "Beards: Too Hip For Their Own Good". IFLScience. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  15. ^ Janif, Zinnia J.; Brooks, Robert C.; Dixson, Barnaby J. (2014-09-19). "Are Preferences for Women's Hair Color Frequency-Dependent?". Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. 1 (1): 54–71. doi:10.1007/s40750-014-0008-y. ISSN 2198-7335. 
  16. ^ reporter, James Morgan Science; News, B. B. C. "Beard trend is 'guided by evolution'". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  17. ^ Berman, Mark (2014-04-16). "A new study says we may have reached 'peak beard'". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  18. ^ Stewart, Dan. "If We Have Reached 'Peak Beard' It's Bad News for Men Everywhere". TIME.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  19. ^ Milman, Oliver. "Fashion-conscious men warned we may have reached 'peak beard'". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  20. ^ "Are Beards About to Die Out?". news.sciencemag.org. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  21. ^ "Destiny, The Game That Could Predict 'Peak Beard'". Forbes. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  22. ^ "Zinnia Kumar Reflects On The Real Meaning of Beauty". Verve Magazine. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  23. ^ "Zinnia Kumar". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-03-13.