Victoria's Secret has announced that Jasmine Tookes will be wearing the highly coveted Bright Night Fantasy Bra in this year's fashion show, making her the third ever black woman to do so in the brand's history.
"I never thought I would have this opportunity to wear a $3 million bra, so this is still mind blowing to me," Tookes said on Wednesday according to Fashionista. "I just wanted to be on the runway and be an Angel, so now that I get to do this—it's insane."
If you're not familiar with the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show, the Fantasy Bra is the brand's highest honor that grants one Angel the chance to model an intricately designed—and expensive—bra during the fashion show.
Tookes follows only two other women of color who have had the honor before her: Selita Ebanks and Tyra Banks, the latter of which Tookes said she looked up to growing up. "I feel like it's such a milestone for Victoria's Secret to have a woman of color wearing the fantasy bra, because there's only been two in the past, and the last one was almost 10 years ago," she says. "It's major, and I think it's awesome I get to represent that."
The moment is another huge accomplishment for Tookes who only just became a contracted model for the brand, and sported her first pair of wings, back in 2015.
Watch the moment that Tookes break down into tears when finding out she was getting the highest VS honor below along with pictures of Tookes with this year's Fantasy Bra.
You can catch this year's Victoria's Secret fashion show going down for the first time in Paris when it airs in the U.S. on CBS on Dec. 5.
Words can not express my excitement for this day. I have been waiting 5 months to share this amazing news with you! As a little girl every year I would sit and watch the vsfs and would always say to myself and my family one day I will be up there. I worked my ass off to be able to accomplish that goal and that dream came true 5 years ago. Never in a million years did I imagine myself wearing a 3 million dollar fantasy bra. It blows my mind that I am joining a list of women(Tyra, Gisele & Heidi) who I have looked up to my whole life and it is truly an honor to follow in their footsteps. It is also a milestone for Victoria's Secret to have a woman of color wearing the bra this year because there have only been two in the past & I am so happy to represent that for the brand and women out there. I hope that I can be as much of an inspiration to young girls as these girls were for me. Every time I see this video I begin to cry... this truly means the world to me and it is proof that with hard work, dedication & a positive attitude that you can accomplish anything you want in your life. @ed_razek I don't know how many more times I can thank you but I'm going to be saying it again and again for a very long time☺️ THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.. You have made my childhood dreams come true over and over again. I still pinch myself everyday!!!! The day this was announced you really got me 🙈 I was so overwhelmed with emotion and love from my whole VS family. I love you all so much!!! Also, a huge thank you to all my girls and @imgmodels @sbermood For being the most supportive and loving people out there. I couldn't do this without you all!! Thanks again to @ed_razek, Monica Mitro & everyone at Victoria's Secret for giving me your constant support!!!!
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