Jennie Pegouskie is a professional model, dancer, and performer. She is better known as the stunning, tough-as-nails lady who starred as Ed Sheeran’s love interest in the video for his 2017 hit song Shape of You. Find out more about this stunning lady here including her ethnicity, bio, parents and other facts about her.
Jennie Pegouskie Bio
Jennie Pegouskie was born on the 14th of August 1988. She had the life of a military brat with the attendant consequence of moving from one place to the other and always being the new student in a class. It seems that her family at some point settled down in Seattle, where she is currently based. Jennie had her high school at the Woodbrook Middle School in Lakewood Washington and thereafter, proceeded to the University of Washington where she studied communication and marketing. She finished in 2010.
Even though dancing and stage performances had always been her passion, Jennie Pegouskie, however, put her college degree to good use. She worked in the marketing department for some real estate companies in Seattle between 2011 and 2016.
Through all this, Jennie continued to dance and model on the side. In 2013, she joined the dance crew of popular rap duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. She toured numerous countries with them in the process. She also appeared with them on various TV shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Furthermore, Jennie had a minor role in the video for Macklemore’s 2015 song Downtown.
The project which launched her into the spotlight was playing Ed Sheeran’s love interest in Shape of You. The story of how she landed the role is an interesting one. At first, Jennie was employed as a production assistant on the shoot. She was saddled with the task of helping the director find a strong and beautiful lady who would star alongside Ed Sheeran in the video which was shot in Seattle. Lots of ladies came in to audition for the role but Jennie caught the eye of the director and Ed Sheeran when assisting one of the hopeful ladies on camera, and they decided that she would be perfect for the role.
We can boldly say that this decision was the right one as the Shape of You video became a hit with music lovers all over the world. To date, the video has been viewed a mind-blowing three and a half billion times on YouTube alone. One cannot help but admit that the great chemistry between Sheeran and Jennie, as well as Jennie’s believable martial arts skills, were what made the video special.
Since then, Jennie has not rested on her laurels. She partnered with Nike on their 2018 campaign Made to Play which encourages youngsters to not just stay cooped up inside the house with their phones but to pursue physical activity outdoors.
Even though Jennie is one stunning lady who is very comfortable in front of the camera, she still does a lot of work behind the camera. At present, Jennie Pegouskie has a production company which she co-founded with her husband. The company does music videos, profile videos, as well as lifestyle, travel, and interiors photoshoots. It was the company that shot the music video for Trust fund baby, a song by the boy band, Why Don’t We. Jennie is also the marketing manager of Avenue Properties, a real estate firm based in Seattle.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Jennie’s ethnicity is a puzzling one. From her physical features, it is obvious that she is Blasian. Blasian is a person who has a combination of black, Asian, and Caucasian heritage. Whereas we do not know much about Jennie’s father, her mom is originally from Thailand.
As her profile continues to rise, we are sure that more information will become available and you can trust that we will keep you updated. In the meantime, know that she is a citizen of the United States of America.
Her Parents and Family
Jennie Pegouskie is a private person who rarely discusses her parents and family. However, one can deduce that she really loves them as she proudly shows them off on her social media. At present, no information is available on her parents’ name or how many siblings she has.
Nevertheless, from what we could piece together from her social media accounts, it seems that her mother is originally from Thailand. Also, Jennie has a little brother whom she fondly refers to as Gattie as well as a younger sister, Ann Pegouskie. Ann also works as a production assistant at Jennie’s production company.
Other Facts to Know About Jennie
1. Jennie Pegouskie now goes by the name Jennie Pegouskie Bentot on her social media accounts.
2. She is married to long-time collaborator and boyfriend, Kamel Bentot.
3. There are no details as to when the marriage took place but they both refer to each other as husband and wife on Instagram.
4. Kamel Bentot is a professional photographer and videographer. He is French, a dancer, and a choreographer.
5. Also, he is the official photographer and videographer for Photogenic lives creative media studio – their production company.