We can only imagine how freakin’ excited Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes (the same model being applauded for showing off stretch marks in behind-the-scenes shots for the $3 million Fantasy Bra) must be for the big fashion show on December 5.
In fact, girl couldn’t help but take to Instagram to give us a little sneak peek of her highly coveted look (which is, rest assured, far more PC than some of previous years’ getups).
Posting the below video, she wrote, “12 more days until I get to wear this masterpiece down the runway.”
While comments on the vid were largely positive (flame emojis come to mind), one commenter in particular had a particularly grievous theory about why Jasmine, who is said to be of African, Brazilian, Caucasian and West Indian descent, appeared to have lighter-than-usual skin in the vid.
“I think she bleached herself,” the Instagram user said. “She used to look black.”
The comment was a bit too much for even Jasmine to bear, who addressed the commenter directly, like Miranda Lambert did with her own internet haters not too long ago. “Are you kidding me!?!?!? Who does that?” she wrote. “First of all. Lighting is everywhere and not to mention I’m way darker in the summer and much lighter toward the end of winter, my skin tone changes all the time, just like everyone else.”
Wow. We’re completely flabbergasted that Jasmine even had to address such a comment, but we think she seriously handled that situation.
We certainly wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that schooling! Perhaps a little more thought into your internet chatter next time, pretties, mmm?
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(h/t Cosmopolitan, photos via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)