Pretty in … well, you know! Victoria’s Secret announced Zuri Tibby as a brand-new Pink model on Wednesday, August 24.
“Following in the footsteps of previous Victoria’s Secret Pink models Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo and Elsa Hosk, Tibby will be joining Rachel Hilbert as one of the faces of Pink and will be featured in Victoria’s Secret Pink editorials and events,” the brand revealed in a statement.
Tibby, for her part, couldn’t be more thrilled about the new gig. “It’s an honor — especially to be following in the footsteps of such amazing women,” she told Yahoo Style in an August 24 Q&A. “I’ve always looked up to them. They’re beautiful women who do great things. To be in that same category feels amazing.”
While the model, who has more than 18,000 Instagram followers, isn’t a newbie to the fashion world, it’s still a great time to get to know her since you’ll be seeing her quite a bit now. Keep reading to find out more about Tibby!
1. She Was Scouted
“I was discovered when I was really young. I was 15,” Tibby told Yahoo Style. “I was walking around the mall after work and [someone from my now] agency came up to me. They were kinda following me around a little bit. I was a little scared and shy when they came up to me and gave me their card. I’d never been approached and asked to model before, so it was a shock. They gave me their card, and we set up a meeting. Everything happened from there.”
2. You’ve Probably Seen Her Before
… In advertising campaigns for the United Colors of Benetton and Becca Cosmetics. She also modeled for Rihanna’s Stance line. On set, Rihanna is “professional. She was on time. She had the coolest personality ever,” Tibby said. “She was taking selfies. She was dancing.”
3. She Had an Unlikely Gig Before Modeling
“I was working at a kids' playground. The place that I worked at also had food and stuff. They had a little cafe,” she revealed to Yahoo Style. “But the rules were you had to wear socks [inside the cafe], so my funniest memory of it is chasing people, making sure they were wearing socks at all times. I would chase them with socks in my hands — trying to give socks to people. I worked there for probably two months during the summer.”
4. She’s a Night Owl
“People would be surprised to know that I actually never sleep,” she noted. “I am always up by 7 or 7:30. By choice. I never take naps. I think sleeping is a waste of time. I’d rather be out doing something.”
5. Her Celebrity Crush Is …
“Definitely Jonah Hill,” she said. “I think when I first saw him in Superbad, that was when I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh. I love him.’ I know it’s funny, but it’s true.”
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