A flowing mane of bouncing curls is only one of the numerous reasons no one can rip their eyes away from Tina Kunakey. The 21-year-old model is still a considerably fresh face, but a tight selection of high-end jobs demonstrates the obvious strength of her star-power.
Born in Toulouse, France to a Togolese father and Sicilian mother, Tina and her younger brothers grew up in a tranquil, countryside household. The family replaced the usual wares of childhood, television and entertainment, with sports and outdoor activities. Her father trained her to be a professional swimmer, but that initial dream slowly gave way as another came to fruition. At ten-years-old while on the beach with her surfboard, Tina was spotted by a surf brand which booked her for her first photoshoot.
At 16-years-old, Tina moved from France to Madrid to study where she continued to work small modeling jobs. After signing with IMG, her career skyrocketed. Editorial credits for Tina include Vogue Italia shot by Ellen von Unwerth, Vanity Fair Italy, Glamour Italia, and Marie Claire. She's appeared on the covers of Marie Claire Italia and Grazia France, shot for Dior alongside Bella Hadid, and most recently appeared in a campaign for L'Oréal. Tina markedly made her runway debut during the Haute Couture spring/summer 2017 Paris shows walking for Jean Paul Gaultier.
The young beauty has also found a love for acting after appearing in a music video for fashion's rap darling, A$AP Rocky. Since then, she has also played a role in Danny Boyles’ new television series, Trust.
In addition to time spent with her close-knit family, Tina continues to trail blaze along in front of the lens and on the silver screen.