Zuri Tibby is officially living the dream! Victoria’s Secret’s announced Wednesday that the 20-year-old model is the brand’s freshest face.
Discovered at the age of 15 while shopping at a mall in her hometown of Florida, Tibby has since graced the pages of Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan, worked with Rihanna on her Stance sock line and will now star in Victoria Secret PINK campaigns.
The announcement makes her next in line to claim the it-girl model throne and for good reason – she’s gorgeous!
The beauty spoke to Yahoo Style about the opportunity. “It’s an honor — especially to be following in the footsteps of such amazing women,” says Tibby. “I’ve always looked up to them. They’re beautiful women who do great things. To be in that same category feels amazing.”
Tibby admits she’s still getting used to the whirlwind of being chosen for to represent such a major brand.
“I’m still in shock and in awe. I don’t think that feeling will ever go away,” she says. “It means a lot to me. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. I’m representing a brand that’s really cool.”
This is definitely a major step for Victoria’s Secret, who is often criticized for a lack of diversity when it comes to their model lineup.