Jennie Pegouskie Wiki Bio
Jennie was born in Seattle, Washington State USA on 14 August 1988, so under the zodiac sign of Leo and holding American nationality – she is popular for being a dancer while she is also working as a model.
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Childhood and education
Jennie spent her entire childhood in Seattle with her parents, however, she is very secretive when it comes to them, and hasn’t shared any details regarding her mother and father. She hasn’t talked about any siblings either, which is why she is considered to be an only child.
Jennie became quite passionate about dancing at a very early age, and began taking dancing classes – it was a dream of hers to become a popular dancer some day. After she matriculated from high school, she enrolled at the University of Washington, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and marketing in 2010.
Career in marketing
Jennie’s career was launched while she was still attending high school, as she was participating in numerous theatre performances. She continued dancing throughout her college years, but after she got her degree she started working for real estate company Blanton Turner, based in Seattle, as their marketing assistant –Jennie was working for them for a bit more than a year and a half. She wanted to focus on her dancing career but had to have a job so that she could support herself financially – after she left Blanton Turner, she became part of the Team Foster at Avenue Properties, as their marketing manager until 2016, when she became their director of marketing, and has been holding that position ever since.
Career of a dancer
Jennie became a professional dancer in 2013 when she was hired by Macklemore, LLC, and she’s been working with them ever since. She is now a full-time performer, and has gone on a couple of international tours with the popular duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. She has so far had the opportunity to visit over 30 countries in little more than three years.
Jennie also appeared in Macklemore and Ryan’s “Downtown” music video in 2015, and in the popular Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” music video in January 2017. She auditioned for the role in the “Shape of You” music video with numerous other girls, but was the only one capable of impressing the auditioning team as well as the singer Ed Sheeran. The video made her somewhat famous, as the song was a major hit and is still popular today – she appeared in the video alongside Ed Sheeran and Tamamotoyama Ryuta, who is a former professional sumo wrestler.
“Shape of You” is considered to be one of the best-selling songs worldwide, and has so far been viewed more than 4.2 billion times, and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #1 on Canadian Hot 100, and #1 on UK Singles chart. The song was also named the best performing song in 2017, and Ed Sheeran won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Thanks to her career as a dancer, she’s appeared in several popular TV shows, such as “The Ellen Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”. She was also Ed Sheeran’s date for the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles in 2017.
Career of a model
Jennie is also a model but the main focus remains on her marketing and dancing careers. Thanks to her athletic figure and her beauty, Jennie was invited for a couple of photoshoots, while the most popular brand she has posed for is footwear manufacturer Nike.
Personal life and relationships
Although Jennie is one of those people who prefer to keep their personal matters to themselves, it is known that she is a married woman, and that her other half is Kamel Bentot. The popular dancer has not shared details of their relationship, such as when did they started dating, and when they married, but judging by their social media accounts, they seem to be leading a happy life together.
Besides Kamel, Jennie has not mentioned anything about her past affairs, as she would probably not want to make her husband jealous. She is currently married, doesn’t have any kids, and seems to not be planning on having any anytime soon, as she is focused on her career.
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Kamel and I spent most of this year separated bc of the U.S. immigration process. We made it work with a few flights to France (one was a secret surprise to him on our anniversary, #swipeleft for the video) and a meet up in Thailand. Can’t say we aren’t blessed and even more appreciative of what we have now that we are back living in the same city. 2018 was a weirrrrrrd one and took a lot out of me, yet…so many lessons learned. Who are you ringing in the New Year with tomorrow night? #homie #lover #friend? Hope they’re a real one ☝??! @kamel.bentot
Who is Kamel Bentot?
Kamel Bentot is a director, a dancer and choreographer, and is currently working as the official photographer for his and Jennie’s production company called Photogenic creative media studio.
Kamel was born in a small town in France called Eragny sur Oise, and was raised by his parents alongside his two older sisters and his younger brother. He attended school in France but it was not that easy as Kamel stated himself ‘As an artist in a conventional school system, I had little to no patience for the formalities those schools were comprised of. I was bored, always thinking about creating something, using my hands and other skills that weren’t taught in my school.’
When he turned 17, Kamel auditioned for the International Dance School in Paris, and was allowed to enroll – there, he learned how to dance ballet, contemporary, modern jazz, and also practiced singing and acting. The time spent there helped him find his own style, and he became a professional touring dancer as he travelled around Europe.
Besides that, Kamel has always been in love with directing, and watched tutorials for years on how to edit videos – one day, his friend asked him to help direct his video because his director wasn’t around and had bailed-out on him. They made the “Tic Time” video in two days, with Kamel doing everything, from directing and editing to color and correcting. After the video he made went online, other people started contacting him, and asking if he could direct their videos, and so his career as a director was launched.
The main person who Kamel looks up to is Michael Jackson, because he was an exceptional singer, dancer, performer, producer, director and actor. Kamel can be found on Instagram where he is followed by more than 2,200 people and has uploaded over 30 pictures onto it.
and here my Dance Reel !!! woop woooopppp !!! ENJOY !!! https://t.co/rh2at6Z3Rs
— kamel bentot (@kamelbentot) January 6, 2015
Hobbies and other interests
Jennie has been interested in martial arts ever since she was a kid, and started taking classes at a very young age. She loves watching movies and listening to music, while her favorite celebrities are English singer Ed Sheeran, and Jennifer Lawrence who is an American actress. She loves to travel, and her favorite travel destination is Switzerland. Her favorite color is black, and her favorite cuisine is Chinese. She is said to be a big animal lover, but doesn’t have any pets as she wouldn’t have time to take good care of one.
Appearance and net worth
- Jennie is 30 years old
- Long black hair
- Brown eyes
- 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall
- Weighs ~121lbs (55kgs)
- Vital statistics are 36-25-35
- Wears shoes size 7
- Net worth is ~$2 million
Last shot in this fun series by photographer Oliver Ludlow—Shot by: @oliverludlow HMU by: @jennyverador Choreo by: @kamel.bentotStyled by: @virginiafrances
Social media presence
- Launched Twitter in April 2009; gathered ~620 followers; tweeted only 5 times
- Instagram account is followed by ~50,000; uploaded ~150 pictures
- Facebook page is followed by ~10,000