In April, Victoria’s Secret announced it would be adding 10 new women to its roster of Angels. You may recognize some of these fresh faces, like Martha Hunt, Taylor Swift girl squad member, but others like Jasmine Tookes may not be as familiar.
In this video, created while Tookes worked on the Body by Victoria campaign, we learn more about the 24-year-old Huntington Beach, California, native.
Four new things we leaned about Tookes
She comes from a sports background: “Growing up I did fast-pitch softball and I was the number one pitcher in the county,” she says. “I struck girls out left and right. That was my life. And I ended up quitting actually because I was getting too fit to model and modeling was my dream.”
Tyra Banks was an inspiration: “Ever since I was 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,” Tookes shares. “I would do little fashion shows for my mom walking down the hallway wishing it was me with my little wings, so I think it would be a childhood dream.”
She booked her first show in 2012: “When I got my first call from my agent to say I booked it he just said it so nonchalant,” the model recounts. “I was like ‘WHAT?! Are you kidding me?!’ I called my mom and I was screaming and crying. It was a really emotional day.”
You may recognize her from the Scandalous fragrance ads: “It’s very different because you never really get to be this sexy on set,” Tookes said of working on those campaigns. “You kind of just push it to the limit, just you’re wildest fantasy I’d say.”