Who is Jennie Pegouskie?
Jennie Pegouskie was born on 14 August 1988, in Seattle, Washington State, USA, and is a professional model as well as dancer, best known from gaining a huge amount of fame playing the love interest opposite Ed Sheeran in the music video for his hit song entitled “Shape of You”.
The Wealth of Jennie Pegouskie
How rich is Jennie Pegouskie? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. She’s been involved in numerous projects aside from dancing; she’s done modelling work for high profile brands, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Jennie’s mother is originally from Thailand, but Jennoie grew up as a military brat, and like many military families travelled around the country depending on where her parents were needed, but eventually her family settled in Seattle. She attended Woodbrook Middle School, and later a high school in Lakewood, Washington.
During this time, she had already developed a strong passion for dance, and was training regularly. However, she endeavored to finish her studies first, and after matriculating from high school, she then enrolled at the University of Washington (UW) to complete a degree in communications and marketing. UW was established in 1861, a decade after Seattle was founded as a city. It has over 46,000 in total student enrollment each year, and functions on a quarterly system. The university has the third largest research funding among all universities in the US, and has historical ties with many technology giants of the region.
After completing her education, dancing and performance was still at the forefront of Pegouskie’s mind. She needed a stable job first, and began working for several real estate companies in Seattle as a part of their marketing departments. She did so for five years, while taking on dancing auditions, trying to get a break. In 2013, she gained one of her first big projects as a part of the dance crew for the rap duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The duo is best known for their number one single “Thrift Shop” which became the first song since 1994 to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label. They continued to release high ranking singles including “Can’t Hold Us”., and won four Grammy Awards, but after releasing their second album, decided to go on hiatus.
Jennie Pegouskie, The Reason Why I like The ''Shape of you Song'' pic.twitter.com/3qjzCrKMOP
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During the peak of their popularity, Jennie toured with the duo to several countries, and also appeared in television shows as a performer. One of her most notable television performances was on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, and she also appeared in the music video for their song entitled “Downtown”, though in a minor role.
Shape of You and Recent Projects
Jennie was thrust into the spotlight when she began working with singer Ed Sheeran, to become the love interest of his music video entitled “Shape of You”. Ed Sheeran has won numerous awards over the course of his career, and is best known for the numerous hit singles he’s released since becoming mainstream in 2011. Some of his most popular songs include “Thinking Out Loud”, “Castle on the Hill”, “The A Team”, and “Perfect”.
The song “Shape of You” was released in 2017, and is a mix of dancehall with pop, so peaking at the top spot of numerous singles charts. It became the best performing song of 2017, spending 12 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the bestselling digital song worldwide, leading the artist to win a Grammy; many people praised her chemistry with Sheeran.
A year after the release of the video, she signed with the shoe brand Nike for their campaign entitled “Made to Play”. Nike is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel, and also manufacture sports equipment; the brand is valued at $29.6 billion.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Pegouski is married to French photographer and videographer, Kamel Bentot. They’ve been in a relationship for a long time, and he also has a background in dance as well as choreography. He works for the creative media studio called Photogenic Lives, a company that he created alongside his wife. According to her, she has two younger siblings, one of whom works at her company.
#SelfLoveSelfie 💫❤️—-I’ve spent most of 2018 in my head… worrying about things out of my control and completely…
Similar to numerous dancers and models, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. On the website Instagram under the name Jennie Pegouskie Bentot, and has over 54,000 followers, posting a lot of personal photos. Her fame has helped her gain sponsorships from several brands, including Miranda Aesthetics. She also has an account on Facebook which has over 9,000 followers, however, she is not very active there as her last post was in 2018, when she partnered with Nike for the “Made to Play” campaign. Her post mentions that one of her biggest influences was her seventh and eighth grade Physical Education (PE) teacher.