YouTubers make it onto TV and into the movies on a daily basis at the moment, but we’ve never seen a YouTuber star on a modelling show – so it’s time to get excited again! So, let’s meet Jennifer Malengele; the 18-year-old beauty YouTuber from London who’s just been announced as one of the 2017 contestants on Britain’s Next Top Model.
Having just graduated school and starting her college career in both physiotherapy/sports therapy, Jennifer seems to be living out her wildest dreams by being selected as one of the wannabe models for the 11th season of the British fashion contest. Also a first for the show is Talulah-Eve Brown – the first ever transgender contestant on the show in it’s entire running.
Jennifer has suffered with Camptodactyly since she was born, and it’s a condition that causes her two little fingers to be permanently bent. Having mastered to art of makeup application and posing, Jennifer wants to inspire not only women of colour but women with disabilities by breaking down the boundaries of fashion. She also loves Pokemon and has a YouTube channel filled with gorgeous tutorials like the one above – so we’re in love and defo want her to win!
On the official Britain’s Next Top Model, Jennifer is listed as 5″8 and a size 10, plus she cites her favourite designer brand as Chanel and her inspiration in life is the host of American’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks. The show returns to Lifetime on Thursday March 16th with host Abby Clancy plus a selection of new judges, shocking cat fights and stunning catwalks.
You can see a teaser trailer for the first episode of Britain’s Next Top Model right here, and make sure you go follow Jennifer on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date on her modelling career!