Jasmine Tookes is an American model and former Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Nick Name Jas
Born: February 1, 1991, 32 years old and 4 months, Huntington Beach, California, USA.
Sun Sign Aquarius
Eye color: Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Height: 1.75 m / 5 ft 9 in
Measurements: 34-24-34 in / 86-61-86 cm
Bra Size 32B US / 70B EU
Her schooling and other educational background is not known. She, however, started modeling at 15.
Her grandmother is from Barbados.
Her sister is 19 years her junior.
Jasmineo mother is celebrity fashion stylist.
Jasmine Tookes is of African, Central American, and British descent from her maternal grandmother side, according to a DNA testing company.
Tookes’ first commercial ad campaigns were in 2010 for UGG Australia and Gap. Before breaking out on the international scene, she booked a Spring 2011 DKNY campaign and a layout in Vogue Italia. Models.com named Tookes as one of the top 10 new models in a September 27, 2011, fashion week post. Tookes was selected by Style as its top new model in November 2011 based on her work for the Spring Fashion Shows. She was one of eleven new models for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012. The 2012 show was taped in November and broadcast on the CBS network on December 4. 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. French Vogue named her as one of its 10 New faces from fall/winter 2012–2013 Fashion Week.
Tookes has appeared in editorials for Italian, American, French, German, and Spanish Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Numéro, W, and V. 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.
She and fellow VS Angel Josephine Skriver co-founded JOJA, an active-wear company.
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. In 2015, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. 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.
She was ranked Most Beautiful Face in the World by TC Candler in 2022
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. and the son of doctor Alfredo Borrero Vega, the Vice President of Ecuador. They married on September 4, 2021, at the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. On November 21, 2022, she announced on her Instagram account that they are expecting their first child. On January 19, 2023, she announced on Youtube that she is to give birth to a baby girl.
Jasmine Tookes Favorite Things:
Food – Pasta, pizza, Lobster, crabs
Cuisine – Italian
Model – Iman
Exercise – Yoga
Holiday Destination – Anguilla
New York Designer – Phillip Lim
Beauty Item – Mascara
Jasmine Tookes Facts:
She has an interest in photography.
She used to go with her mom (who is a celebrity stylist) to the shoots and most people used to compliment her and advise her to try as a model. She seriously took their advice and tried modeling. This is how she was discovered.
She cannot live without mascara.
If given a chance, she would like to change the way Fashion Week castings are done.
Mirror, hand sanitizer, and lotion are the things she always keeps in the purse.
She likes to play volleyball. It is one of her time-pass activities and she used to actively play it throughout her high school time. She had also played softball.
Her mother is her role model and hero.
Whenever she is in New York, she always visits Buddakan to have some amazing food.
If she could meet anyone (dead or alive), she would choose to meet Michael Jackson.
She started modeling at the age of 15. Her first modeling job was for Abercrombie and Fitch with photographer Bruce Weber.
She actively performed gymnastics for 10 years in her olden days.
She appeared in the Victoriao Secret Fashion Show 2012. She was one of the 11 new models selected to appear in their annual fashion show.
She got inspiration to step into modeling from a veteran model and actress Tyra Banks.
She was given the status of ‘Victoriao Secret Angel’ in 2015.
She got to wear $3 million Fantasy Bra during Victoriao Secret Fashion Show 2016 in Paris.
As a child, Jasmine was inspired by Tyra Banks.
Jasmine has a younger sister, who is 19 years her junior, who is a child model.
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.
Her mother is a celebrity fashion stylist.
Tookes was discovered at one of her mother showroom appointments.
Jasmine Tookes made her debut at No. 17 on Forbes’ The World Highest Paid Models list in 2016, with estimated earnings of $4 million.
First Fashion Week:
Jasmine debuted with Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2009 fashion week where she walked the ramp for Lauren Conrad, and Tulle and Cloth Logic.
First TV Show:
On December 3, 2012 episode (titled “Ha’awe Make Loa”) of CBSo police procedural drama television series Hawaii Five-0, Jasmine Tookes guest appeared (alongside models Behati Prinsloo and Jacquelyn Jablonski) for her role as Monique.