Victoria's Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes denies bleaching her skin
Jasmine Tookes has stood up to critics who claimed she "bleached" her skin.
The 25-year-old model shared a video on social media last week (ends20Nov16) of her wearing the jewel encrusted Fantasy Bra, which she’ll sport in a couple of weeks at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. But fans on Instagram were quick to remark on her skin’s appearance, with some followers accusing her of bleaching her skin to make it look lighter.
“Did you bleach your skin?” asked one user.
“Exactly what I was thinking I think she bleached herself she used to look black,” another person wrote.
However, Jasmine did not waste time in defending herself, commenting, “Are you kidding me!?!?!? Who in the world does that?”
She then went on to explain that her skin tone tends to look different in the winter months.
“First of all. Lighting is everything and not to mention I’m way darker in the summer and much lighter towards the winter my skin tone changes all the time just like everyone else,” she wrote on her Instagram account.
In October (16), Jasmine won the honour of wearing the Fantasy Bra, worth $3 million (£2.4 million), an opportunity that goes to just one Victoria’s Secret model each year.
“It’s crazy to me because I looked up so many supermodels growing up like Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum who wore this Fantasy Bra and I never thought that I would actually get the chance to wear it,” she told People magazine of the accomplishment. “It’s such a dream come true and I still don’t even feel like it’s real.”
As a woman of African, Brazilian, and West Indian ancestry, she added that she was particularly proud to wear the Fantasy Bra.
The 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will be recorded in Paris for the first time on 30 November (16). It will then air around the world in December (16).