Modelinia Exclusive: Get to Know Jasmine Tookes

Allow us to present Jasmine Tookes. She has a look that’s unforgettable, an insatiable passion for photography, Angel aspirations, and interestingly, a very important political figure in her family tree!

Tell us about how you were discovered.
Well my mom is a celebrity stylist, so occasionally I was shopping with her, basically her little assistant. One day she was pulling from a show room and the lady working said you need to go meet my friend Omar Alberto and he loved me! From then on my modeling career started!

What is your most memorable moment from your experiences in modeling?
My most memorable moment was my very first job, where I had the opportunity to shoot with Bruce Weber at 14 years old.  He was so wonderful to work with.

You’ve done both commercial, including Abercrombie and Hollister, and runway work—which do you prefer?
I love both! It’s hard to choose…but if I had to choose I’d lean towards print work.  I love to see how everything comes together when it’s completed and I think photographers are so amazing. They inspire me!

If modeling wasn’t a possibility for you, what career would you choose to pursue?
Photography! I absolutely love taking pictures!  I actually just bought one of those BIG cameras; it’s awesome!  

We’re sure your clients have their favorites, but what is your own favorite feature about yourself?
My lips would be my favorite feature about myself. I like them because they’re not too big and not too small.

Was there anything about the modeling and fashion industry that surprised you?
Yes, I have heard so many horror stories about mean people in the fashion industry, but surprisingly everyone has been extremely kind.

Which photographer(s) and designer(s) do you dream of working with?
Photographers: Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Meisel
Designers:  Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto  Cavalli, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, John  Galliano

How would you describe your personal style?
I tend to wear a lot of black clothes but in the summer I’m all about the bright colors! My style changes…some days I have an edgy look or colorful sundresses &  some days I just have a simple outfit like jeans or leggings & and white  top.. I’m all about comfort!

How do you prepare for a fashion show or shoot?
I get lots of sleep and I think it’s super important to take care of my skin.  Also before shoots i like to do a little research on the photographer or designer

What would we find in your purse on any given day?
Too much stuff! Hand lotion is a must, lip balm (Rosebud), jewelry, Orbitz gum, perfume, wallet of course and my camera for sure!

We love that you’re quite active on Twitter! Who is your favorite person to follow?
I love Twitter! Definitely Rev Run!  He has some great words of wisdom everyday and I’ve always loved his family.  I enjoy reading his tweets everyday.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Eating the hot melted chocolate that you usually dip strawberries in with a spoon:) So yummy!

What’s a fun fact that nobody knows about you?
I’m related to George Washington. He’s on my family tree!

You’re not even 20 years old yet- tell us 3 things you want to experience in the next 15 years.
Within the next 15 years I’d love to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel, travel the world and have my own lingerie/bathing suit line.

What do you miss about your hometown?
My hometown is Huntington Beach, CA.  What I miss the most is living about two miles away from the beach with my family…I used ride my bike down to the beach with my little Yorkie Sofi.  I miss the weather the most!!! It’s going to take a while to get used to this crazy NYC weather; I’m a Cali girl:)

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