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21 Questions With… Victoria’s Secret Model Zuri Tibby

Victoria's Secret model Zuri Tibby

Image: Getty Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret PINK

While Zuri Tibby may feel that “the industry does a great job of including all shapes, sizes and colors,” it’s worth noting that she’s the first black model to serve as a spokesmodel for Victoria’s Secret PINK. The Florida native, who was discovered in a mall, has been a part of the PINK family for over a year now and recently walked in her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. But that’s not the only impressive gig the 21-year-old’s résumé boasts. She has modeled for Creatures of the Wind, Vivienne Westwood and Thom Browne and has appeared in the pages of Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, ELLE UK and Teen Vogue. She has also appeared in Rihanna’s Stance campaign. We spoke with the up-and-coming model, who fittingly goes by the handle @angelzuri, and asked her our quickfire questions.

  1. My morning routine consists of… waking up, working out, putting on a face mask, making coffee and then usually working.
  2. My beauty essentials include… Farsali oil for my skin, Sephora eye pads, Lush lip scrub and Kiehl’s 24-hour lip moisture.
  3. I’m dying to splurge on… a vacation to Bora Bora.
  4. The person I’d love to work with… is Naomi Campbell.
  5. As a model, it’s important to… get enough sleep.
  6. My fitness routine consists of… weights, lunges, squats, resistance bands, rowing machine and lots of foam rolling.
  7. When I can’t motivate myself to work out… I watch The Office on Netflix!
  8. If you looked in my fridge you’d find… eggs, fish, minced garlic and a lot of veggies.
  9. When it comes to modeling, I struggle with… early call times.
  10. Regarding diversity in the industry… I feel the industry does a great job of including all shapes, sizes and colors.
  11. My favorite beauty trick is… always taking my makeup off before bed and putting on a light serum.
  12. A tip for looking good in a picture is… to know your angles and use a selfie light.
  13. When it comes to dealing with insecurities… I try not to compare myself to other people and focus on staying positive and reaching my goals.
  14. If my days had one extra hour… I’d play with my puppy Migo. He has an Instagram @migothepom.
  15. The best place I’ve ever traveled… was the Maldives.
  16. The most memorable model experience I’ve had was… the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris. It was my first year walking!
  17. My favorite places to shop are… Nasty Gal and Urban Outfitters.
  18. If I wasn’t modeling… I’d be studying psychology.
  19. The best piece of advice I ever got was… take in every moment because life is short!
  20. My biggest pet peeve is… loud gum chewing.
  21. One thing I wish people knew about me is… that I love jet skiing and Rollerblading.