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- Tomika Skanes
- Columbus GA
- United States
- Poetry Web Design
- Beautiful Face And Amazing Body
Tomika Skanes (born on August 21, 1978 in Columbus, GA), is an established professional Blasian Model/Actress of African American and Korean American heritage. Her mother is Korean and her father is African American. Her parents met while her father was stationed in Seoul, Korea. Tomika is the only girl and a middle child, she has two brothers, Jimmy Skanes (older) and Donald Skanes, JR (younger). After traveling to various military bases all over the world, her family finally settled in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tomika started her modeling career at age 22 when she was spotted at a Hawks basketball game and has since appeared in various videos for artists such as Ginuwine, Metallica, Jagged Edge, India.Arie, Ludacris, and OutKast. (see resume below) From the music video scene, Tomika was able to book jobs related to the music industry that include CD covers for OutKast's "Stankonia" CD cover 2002, the cover for Big Boi's 2003 CD "SpeakerBoxx" and promotional material for 112's 2003 CD.
Tomika has done consistent print work, covers and editorial/pictorial spreads in many urban mainstream magazines such as Black Men mag, SSX, KING mag, XXL magazine and Smooth Magazine.
Her television work includes appearances in Beauty Shop the movie (starring Queen Latifah), a Boost Mobile Commercial (braiding Ludacris's hair), as one of the BET's Comic View models, etc.
You may have recognized and seen Tomika featured in major hair magazines such as Black Hair Sophisticates, Style Q, Metrostyles, Salon Profiles, Montage Magazine, etc. Tomika studied at Georgia State University, where her major was Computer Science. Currently, she resides in Atlanta where she designs websites for a living and owns a Modeling agency of her own called Industry Factor (http://www.IndustryFactor.com).
Tomika is the CEO of Industry Factor Modeling Agency.
Jagged Edge - "Walked Outta Heaven" Music Video (Original and Remix Video)
Ginuwine - "In Those Jeans" Music Video
India.Arie "Brown Skin" Music Video
50 Cent featuring Olivia - "Candy Shop" Music Video
Whitney Houston - "One Of Those Days" Music Video
8-ball & MJG - "Cadillac Pimpin" Music Video
Metallica - "Unnamed Feeling" Music Video
Ludacris - "Saturdays Oooh Oooh" Music Video
OutKast "Bombs Over Baghdad" Music Video
Mystikal "Shake It Fast" Music Video
Slimm Calhoun - "It's Okay" Music Video
Nelly - "Hott in Herre" - European Version of Music Video
Murphy Lee featuring Nelly & Jermaine Dupri - "What the Hook Gon Be"
Khao - "Keys In The Air" - Album Cover
OutKast / Big Boi - "Speakerboxx"- Album Cover Shoot
OutKast - "Stankonia" CD Cover
REVUE Magazine/Coffee Table Book - volume 1 - 2008
KNOWN Magazine - 2007 2 page spread
Smooth Magazine Jamaica Edition - 2006 seven page Fashion Spread and Interview
Men's Edge Magazine - June 2006 Car Model Layout
Black Men Magazine SSX Summer Edition - 2005 eight Page Fashion Spread and Interview
KING Magazine. Featured spread with T.I. August Issue
Montage Hair & Fashion Magazine - 2005 Cover Model and inside fashion spread and Interview
Salon Profiles Hair Magazine - 2004 Cover Model
Beautiful Atlanta Magazine - 2005 Cover Model shoot & three page fashion spread and Interview
Black Professional Magazine - 2004 Feature article in magazine
Black Men Magazine Summer College Edition - 2003 Cover Model & Eight Page Spread
GoodNews Magazine - 2003 Fashion Spread
Hot Hair Magazine - 2003 Cover Model
Style Q Hair Magazine - 2003 Fashion Spread
Metro Styles Magazine - 2003 Fashion Spread
Atlanta Hair Magazine - 2003 Fashion Spread
Style Q Magazine Cover - 2002 Fashion Spread
Atlanta Dymes 2006 Calendar / Jamaica Edition - Cover Model & Month of August
Seagrams Gin 2005 Calendar - www.seagramsgin.com - the month of April
Atlanta Dymes 2005 Calendar - Cover Model & Month of August
Avlon Industries 2005 Promotional Hair Calendar
Atlanta Dymes 2004 Calendar - Month of August
Ebony Riders 2004 Calendar - Cover Model & Month of August
Atlanta Dymes 2003 Calendar - Cover Model and Month of August
[[User:Thoughtfulmind|Ravi]] 10:35, 4 February 2009 (PST)