4 facts about French model Tina Kunakey.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? French model Tina Kunakey fulfilled her dream while still a child, at age 10, and has since become the favorite face of the world's biggest brands.
Tina has a very large cultural background which existed even before she was born. Daughter of a Togolese father and Italian mother, she also has French and Spanish origins, which she considers far better than having a visa.
If you only know her from countless photoshoots, or because she's the wife of someone we admire a lot but won't mention here, here are other 4 facts about her.
It all started with a surfboard.
At age 10, Tina was spotted by a surf brand booker while playing with her surfboard. It was her first job as a model, and what she considers the most special of her entire career. She's currently changed boards, and also changed her wetsuit for leather jackets and sneakers.
“Just” Jean Paul Gaultier.
In 2017, she made her runway debut during the Haute Couture SS’ for none other than Gaultier. She has since become a favorite model for other big brands like Versace, Bulgari, and Valentino, which released a playful video starring Kunakey to promote their leather bags during lockdown.
Have you seen A$AP Rocky's Money Man / Put That On My Set video? Tina is there, and she said in an interview that it was a revealing experience to put herself in a character's shoes. And guess who one of her main style references is: Rihanna, who's also always in leather drips. Did she cheer for this couple?
Tina had to deal with a lot of criticism for her super happy relationship with her husband since they started dating because he is older. She also faced harsh comments for being a young model, which doesn't really affect her. The model chose to live following her own philosophy, “love life and life will love you back,” with all the freedom and confidence she was taught growing up.
Oh, and she loves Euphoria as much as the rest of us.
Speaking of TV shows, have you ever stalked the new cast of GG?