Jasmia Tyshier Robinson was born on April 21, 1987, in Hackney, England, and is a model and singer. Robinson came 3rd in the second series of Britain's Next Top Model which also featured Abbey Clancy. Robinson has worked with the likes of L’Oreal, Sensationnel and Burberry. Robinson is now developing a music career and writes for NXG Magazine with a regular feature. After that, Robinson joined the eighteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model, but she was eliminated first, finishing in 14th place, Tyra Banks noted she wasn't strong in ANTM but strong in BNTM.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Robinson was born in Hackney, East London, to a Scottish mother and a father of Jamaican descent. Robinson is the second youngest of 10 siblings. At 4 months old Robinson’s family moved to Highgate, North London, where she attended Ashmount Primary School and went on to Highgate Wood Performing Arts College. Robinson later trained to be a make-up artist at Barnet College, earning a diploma in Theatrical and Media Makeup. She also graduated from Harrow Wheald College completing an Art History course.
Britain's Next Top Model 2[edit | edit source]
Robinson applied to Living TV’s Britain's Next Top Model, Cycle 2 at 18. She successfully became a contestant and turned 19 when appearing for the show. In the show Robinson won three tasks the highest amount from all the contestants but was voted off in week 9 of the series, coming in third place to Abbey Clancy and Lianna Fowler.
Modeling[edit | edit source]
In 2010 Robinson featured as one of the models at the 2010 Afro Hair and Beauty Show with the likes of model Annaliese Dayes.
Robinson was also a chosen model at London Fashion Week in 2010 walking for independent designer Georgie W Couture's autumn/winter 2010-2011 collection.
TV appearances[edit | edit source]
After the show Robinson made TV appearances as a model on programs such as The Friday Night Project as one of rapper Kanye West's "Golden Girls" and on BBC 2's Never Mind the Buzzcocks as Beyoncé. In 2010 she appeared as an underwear model for Trinny and Susannah on The Alan Titchmarsh Show.
America's Next Top Model 18[edit | edit source]
Robinson, amongst 6 other past Britain's Next Top Model contestants, appeared in America's Next Top Model, Cycle 18 "British Invasion", which premiered on February 29, 2012. It involves 7 American model hopefuls against 7 British all-stars from Britain's Next Top Model. The other girls appearing are Louise Watts of Cycle 3, Catherine Thomas of Cycle 4, Ashley Brown, Annaliese Dayes, and Sophie Sumner of Cycle 5, and Alisha White of Cycle 6. Robinson was the first to be eliminated in the cycle.
Campaigns[edit | edit source]
Robinson is currently the face of the UK hair brand Sensationnel. She also took part in the Mayor of London's Barclays Cycle Hire scheme in 2010.
In January 2011 Robinson appeared as a guest speaker at the Inspirational You event celebrating the success of young people.
Awards[edit | edit source]
In 2009, Robinson was nominated and won the ‘Best Female Model’ category at the Black Entertainment Fashion, Film and Television Awards (BEFFTAS).
Music[edit | edit source]
In 2010 Robinson began her music career. Her first single ‘Model Walk’ is due to be released in 2011 from her upcoming album which is at the moment untitled.
In 2011 Robinson was amongst the headline acts at Flavour Live, performing her singles "Diva Style" and "Ghetto Girl" (cover).
Personal life[edit | edit source]
She has a daughter, Mia Rose, who was born on November 15, 2014.