Kim Kardashian West may have just introduced Jasmine Sanders to her 80+ million followers on Instagram, but the 25-year-old model is a social media (and fashion) star in her own right. Sanders, who goes by the nickname Golden Barbie on her social platforms, is signed to The Society Model Management, has walked runways across the globe and is very much a part of the social media generation of models, with peers including Kendall Jenner, Taylor Hill, Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn. And right now, it looks like Sanders is taking a mini vacation in Mexico with Kim before New York Fashion Week kicks off.
What else do you need to know about the rising star? Check out a quick rundown of her résumé below.
1. “Golden Barbie” is a childhood nickname
“I had a teacher who used to call me Goldilocks in school because of my curls, and my friends used to tell me I looked like a life-size Barbie,” Sanders told Vogue earlier this year. “One day, my sister and I were playing around with silly usernames for social media, and we put the two together. ‘Golden Barbie’ had a ring to it that I liked, so I stuck with it. I’m actually thankful my following knows me as Golden Barbie, versus some of the other names we suggested!”
2. She played a lead role in Kylie’s “Glosses” video
Her character? “So Cute.” And Sanders has been a lip kit enthusiast ever since.
3. She’s becoming a runway regular
Not only has she walked stateside for designers like Jeremy Scott, but the star has also been featured on Paris catwalks, joining Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid at the Miu Miu show in March.
4. She’s a rising print model too
She starred alongside Jaden Smith in Glamour, and has also landed campaigns with Aldo and Forever 21.
5. She’s 5’9″
“Everybody always thinks I’m a little shorter or a little taller, but I just know how to really take photos or sometimes I suck and angle [like] crazy,” she shares in a quick video about herself (above) where she also reveals he favorite Snapchat filter, why she loves to eat bacon on set and more!
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