Who is Jasmine Tookes? 9 things to know about Victoria's Secret's new superstar
Published 27/10/2016 | 11:14
Model Jasmine Tookes just landed the most coveted gig in the most coveted show in the world - wearing the Fantasy Bra in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
It was announced yesterday the 25-year-old would be wearing the $3m diamond fantasy bra during the annual show, taking place in Paris this year, catapulting her to supermodel status overnight.
Here's 10 things we know about the rising star.
1. She's been modelling since she was 15.
Jasmine landed her first major campaign in 2010 with ugg and Gap. She was named as one of Vogue's ones to watch in 2012/13 after racking up a serious number of runway shows during Fashion Week.
2. She's a new Angel.
She was named as one of the 10 new Victoria's Secret Angels in 2015 and has become one of the most influential faces of the brand since. She first appeared on the VS runway in 2012 and now joins the ranks of Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Lily Aldridge modelling the diamond and emerald bra.
3. She is one half of what might be the most beautiful couple in the world.
She's dating male model Tobias Sorensen for the last four years. The pair first met in a New York City club in 2012 and she gave him a fake phone number. "I choose to believe that she didn’t really give me a fake number. She corrected it later on [in the night], so I left the club with the right number," Danish model Tobias told Style.com. They appeared together in a Calvin Klein fragrance campaign last year and continue to be beautiful together every day.
Seriously, this is just a taste of their Instagram:
4. She's a fitness fanatic.
No surprise there! But the American model recently set up a joint Instagram account JoJa with fellow VS Angel Josephine Skriver focusing on their healthy eating tips, gym advice and ways to work out with your bestie.
"One day, we started trying to do yoga poses together as a duo—then we started looking online and were shocked and amazed at how many unique poses there were! We also thought it would be fun to create some on our own," Jasmine said.
5. She had to keep the Fantasy Bra news a secret for five months.
She first told her grandmother and mother upon learning the news, but other than that, it was kept under lock and key. "It was so hard to keep this a secret because it's something so exciting that you want to share with everybody, so for me to keep my mouth shut I literally had to bite my tongue every time I wanted to say it."
6. She had to sit for three hours in plaster to have the bra moulded perfectly for her body.
"I almost couldn't breathe because I'd move too much and it'd mess up the measurements," she told Elle.
7. Style runs in her family.
Her mother is a celebrity stylist Carly Robinson and she was discovered in one of her mother's showrooms when she was just a teenager.
"I grew up being on set or in showrooms. I was actually discovered while at a showroom appointment and was immediately sent over to an agency in L.A. I was about 15 years old at that time," she told The Cut.
8. She considers her fellow Angels like family.
Tookes was brought in with nearly a dozen other budding supermodels including Stella Maxwell, Romee Strijd and Taylor Hill and gushed over how close they are.
"We are such a close little group and I love that we can have a sisterhood and hang out together and go to dinner together. It's fun. I could call any of them at 3 a.m., they're all so sweet and we're always there for each other," she told Elle.com.
9. Her little sister wants to follow in her shoes.
Jasmine's sister Chloe Danielle might only be six years old, but she has high hopes for a modelling career.
"She’ll dress up like me during the shows and walk around the house. She’s already a full-blown diva," she told Into The Gloss.