Jasmine Tookes Biography
Jasmine Tookes is an American commercial model, widely known for her campaigns with The GAP, Ugg, and DKNY. She is also recognized for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Jasmine Tookes was born on February 1, 1991, to Cary Danielle (Robinson) and Sean Lamar Tookes in Huntington Beach, California. She has a younger sister, who is nineteen years younger than her and is a child model. Following her sister’s footsteps, Chloe Danielle has signed with Zuri Model Management.
Tookes has represented her heritage as being West Indian, African-American, European and Brazilian. Her Caribbean roots are in Barbados. Jasmine’s paternal grandfather’s name is Luther Tookes. Her paternal grandmother was originally from Barbados, and maternal grandparents are Ira L. Robinson and Sharon J.
She has done gymnastics for ten years and was also play in volleyball and softball. Her mother, Cary Danielle is a celebrity fashion stylist, serving as a stylist for 18 years.
During her childhood, Tookes said that her inspiration was Tyra Banks, “Ever since I was the little girl I would watch the shows, watch Tyra Banks walk, and all the VS supermodels walk. It was my dream to be on that runway.” At 15, she was spotted at one of her mother’s showroom appointments and did little fashion shows along with her mother in their hallway.
Tookes made her first ad commercial in 2010 for campaigns such as UGG and Gap. Then, she quickly landed the opportunity to work with Vogue Italia in 2011. On September 27, 2011, Models.com entitled Tookes as one of the top 10 new models in a fashion week post.
In October 2011, Page Six of The New York Post wrote that Oprah Winfrey saw Tookes’ perform on the catwalk in the “Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening With Ralph Lauren.” Winfrey extolled her buttery soft skin and requested Tookes to Rub her face against her.
On November 2011, she was selected by Style as its top new model, which was based on her work for the ‘Spring Fashion Shows.’ She also became one of the eleven new models for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012.
The 2012 show was roped in November and broadcast on the CBS network on December 4. The night before the airing of the style show, Tookes and fellow Victoria’s Secret models, Behati Prinsloo and Jacquelyn Jablonski fellow led on December 3 “Ha’awe Make Loa” episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. French Vogue identified her as one of its 10 New faces from fall/winter 2012-2013 Fashion Week.
Tookes has walked the runways for Burberry, Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, Shiatzy Chen, Ralph Lauren, Herve Leger, DKNY, Giorgio Armani, Ermanno Scervino, Philipp Plein, Jason Wu. She has likewise modeled for Alberta Ferretti, Missoni, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, DSquared2, Giambattista Valli, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Prada, Tom Ford, Jill Stuart, Miu Miu and Versace, Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton, rag+bone, and much more.
Jasmine Tookes Catwalk on Fashion TV
She has also made her appearances in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Jimmy Choo, Lancôme, DKNY, Kate Spade, Gap, Ugg, Victoria’s Secret and Ralph Lauren.
Victoria’s Secret Angel.
She graced a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015. She was preferred to wear the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show ‘Fantasy Bra’, worth $3 million at the 2016 show which operated in Paris, France. She became the ‘4th black model’ to wear the bra. In 2016, Tookes also appeared at No. 17 on Forbes’ “The World’s Highest Paid Models” list, with estimated earnings of $4 million.
Jasmine Tookes faced the controversy of bleaching her skin in a prospect of walking in the ‘ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.’ The model has hit back at allegations threw at her on social sites, claiming she has been cheering her skin after she posted a video of herself in the Fantasy Bra on Instagram.
Tookes previously dated Tobias Sorensen, a model for the last four years. The couple 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 wrong number. She corrected it later on [in the night], so I left the club with the right number,” Danish model Tobias told Style.com.
Jasmine Tookes and model, Tobias Sorensen
The two has appeared together in a Calvin Klein fragrance campaign and continued to be beautiful together. But their four-year long term relationship ended in the mid of 2016.
After which, Tookes started dating her current boyfriend, Juan David Borrero, a Senior Partnership Manager at Snapchat.
The 5′ 9″ sensational model has a seductive body measurement -32-24-34. She is active on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.She is earning an attractive salary from her career, and most of her salary hails from her modeling career which adds up her current net worth of $5 million.