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Jasmine Sanders, aka Golden Barbie, Loves All-Night Dance Parties and Ruby Rose

The model, who earned the Golden Barbie moniker when she was young, offers a look at her intimate evening routine, from her shower solos (the only place she can sing) to all-nighters with wine and dancing.


Even if you don’t know Jasmine Sanders by name, you certainly know her silhouette. Endowed of a striking mane of curls framing grey-blue eyes, Sanders is perhaps just as well known among her Instagram followers — now numbering in the several-millions — as her fashion peers. She’s known, on Instagram, as @golden_barbie, her nickname since childhood; though she’s been modeling since she was 13 and she walked Jeremy Scott’s Spring 2015 show two years ago, it wasn’t until her breakout moment in Miu Miu’s Fall 2016 show that she ascended to the high fashion stage. It was her first Paris runway. Since then, she’s walked for DKNY and multiple Moschino shows, and she’s fronted campaigns for the likes of Moroccanoil and Pat McGrath.

And while Sanders broadcasts intimate, behind-the-scenes moments to her many followers, here, she lets us in on an evening in her hotel room (with her canine companion and spirit animal), revealing her penchant for all-nighters and shower singing. It’s her secret talent, actually — “I’m really good at singing in the shower,” she says. “I’m terrible anywhere else, though.”

Swaddled in sky-blue chiffon and fur, Sanders sprawls across a luxuriously large bed as she reveals she’s a big fan of actress Ruby Rose, of Orange Is the New Black fame — “It’s almost effortless how gorgeous she is,” Sanders gushes — and, in another life, she might have been a nurse. You know, if the whole modeling thing didn’t work out. (“I don’t like blood,” she confesses. “I think everything happened for a reason.”)

When she’s not on modeling duty, Sanders can probably be found hosting a dance party at her house, with plenty of wine and maybe a few shots. The self-professed “weirdo” also collects tattoos, and she reveals the hidden meanings behind them — a coat hanger, representative of her “lovely job” as a “human coathanger.” Get to know Golden Barbie herself, in her own, very candid words.

5 Models, Countless Colors, and the Best of Spring 2017 Fashion

DKNY dress and top.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styled by Edward Enninful

Celine dress.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styled by Edward Enninful

Moschino dress; Wolford bodysuit; Gucci sandals and thigh-highs. Beauty note: with Pantene Gold Series Hydrating Butter Creme, you’ll be sleek from your head to your toes.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styled by Edward Enninful

Boss bra, sweater, and pants; Jonathan Aston tights; Paco Rabanne sandals.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styled by Edward Enninful

Emilio Pucci dress and top; Pierre Hardy sandals. Beauty note: You’re golden, thanks to Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styled by Edward Enninful

Balenciaga dress and boots.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styled by Edward Enninful

Missoni tunic; Jonathan Aston tights.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styled by Edward Enninful

Louis Vuitton bodysuit, leggings, and boots.

Produced by Across Media Productions; Fashion Assistants: Ryann Foulke, Dena Giannini; Hair Assistants: Cat Wyman, James Oxley; Makeup Assistants: Jessie Richardson, Shelley Blaze; Set-design Assistants: Amy Bairstow, Philip Doucedame, Warwick Turner-Noakes.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styled by Edward Enninful; Hair by Cyndia Harvey at Streeters; makeup by Lisa Eldridge for lancome at Premier Hair and Make-up; manicures by Kate Cutler for dior at Premier Hair and Make-up. Set design by Emma Roach at Streeters. Models: Julia Bergshoeff and Aamito Lagum at DNA Model Management; Elise Agee and Ansley Gulielmi at Ford Models; Olivia Jansing at Next Management.
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