• Jennie Pegouskie is an American dancer, model and performer
• Has mixed roots of Asian, Black and Caucasian ethnicity
• Gained international recognition for her role in the video for Ed Sheeran’s song “Shape of You”
• Net worth estimated at over $1million
• Married to Kamel Bentot, a professional photographer, dancer, director, videographer and choreographer
Jennie Pegouskie is an American dancer, model and performer, perhaps best known for her appearance in the video for Ed Sheeran’s song “Shape of You” in 2017. In the video, she played the role of the girl who attracted Ed. She also accompanied Sheeran to the MTV Video Music Awards.
Early childhood, ethnicity and education
Jennie Pegouskie was born on 14th August 1988, so her zodiac sign is Leo. During her childhood, she was moving constantly because her parents were in the military. Finally, her family stopped moving and they stayed in Seattle, Washington State. Regarding her ethnicity, she is Blasian, which means that she has mixed roots of Asian, Black and Caucasian ethnicity – her mother is from Thailand and her father is an African American.
She has a younger sister named Ann, who is working for her as a production assistant. Jennie also has a brother. She matriculated from Woodbrook Middle School, after which she graduated in 2010 from the University of Washington, majoring in communication and marketing. She started to practice dancing at a very young age; she also practiced martial arts, and has continued with both interests.
In spite of her passion for dancing, Jennie Pegouskie started her career using her college education, working for two years in Seattle in a real estate company named Blanton Turner, in the marketing department. She quit after two years and went to work for Team Foster at Avenue Properties, and she is currently working there as the director of marketing.
Apart from her marketing career, she never stopped dancing and she was also doing some modeling. In 2013 she received an invite to join the dance crew of Ryan Lewis and Macklemore, and went on many tours with them, performing in various countries around the world. She also appeared in Macklemore and Ryan’s video for their song entitled “Downtown” in 2015. In 2017, she not only featured in Ed Sheeran’s video for the song “Shape of You”, but was also the assistant production supervisor. It was precisely this video that brought international fame and recognition to Jennie.
After Sheeran’s video, Jennie became a very popular media sensation, and made appearances in numerous shows such as: “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “The Ellen Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. In 2018 Pegouskie signed a contract with Nike for their campaign “Made to Play”, which promotes a healthy life and physical activity, encouraging young people to leave their ‘phones and go out and be active. Jennie Pegouskie now has her own production company, co-founded with her husband.
The company produces profile videos, music videos, travel, lifestyle and interiors photoshoots. One of the company’s projects is the video for the boy band Why Don’t We’s song entitled “Trust Fund Baby”.
How rich is Jennie Pegouskie? Her net worth
As of late 2019, her net worth is estimated at over $1million, accumulated in just the last few years from her performances, business, and management positions .
Is Jenny married? Who is her husband?
Jennie Pegouske is married to Kamel Bentot, who is French and a professional photographer, dancer, director, videographer and choreographer. They were working together very frequently, and it is supposed that they fell in love – Jennie kept details about their relationship, wedding and marriage secret, so there is no reliable evidence of when and where they married. However, Jennie uses the name Jennie Pegouskie Bentot on her social media accounts.
Body measurements, hobbies and preferences
- Jennie is 5ft 7ins (170cm) tall, and weighs 120lbs, which is around 55kgs.
- Her vital statistics are 36–25–35, her bra size is 34B and her shoe size is 7 (UK).
- She has black hair and dark brown eyes.
- She loves to watch movies, listen to music, and dance.
- She likes American actress Jennifer Lawrence.
- Her dream holiday destination is Switzerland.
- Jennie adores Chinese food.
- Her favorite ‘color’ is black.