Tyra Banks Puts Her Stamp of Approval on Jasmine Tookes’s Fabulous Impersonation of Her ‘Coyote Ugly’ Character

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel channeled the 2000 film for Halloween.
On the left, Tyra Banks poses in a black blazer with lace sleeves. On the right, Jasmine Tookes poses in a white button-down and tan cardigan.

Tyra Banks and Jasmine Tookes.

Happy Halloween! The day has yet again arrived when impersonating your favorite childhood characters becomes feasible, and just for the night, you can live out your princess, pirate or superhero dreams. Or, if you’re Jasmine Tookes and Kelsey Merritt, your dreams of bringing the cast of Coyote Ugly to life.

The pair took on the roles portrayed by Tyra Banks and Bridget Moynahan, respectively, bringing their characters from the 2000 drama to life. Tookes, 32, sported a black shimmery corset top and a pair of straight black leather pants, which she paired with an oversized black leather jacket, a pair of pointed high heeled boots and a silver belt buckle. Merritt, 27, likewise wore black leather pants and boots, which she paired with a black bralette hemmed with fringe and a similar silver belt buckle.

Banks took to Instagram to voice her support for the supermodel’s impersonation of her character, Zöe, and Merritt’s embodiment of Moynahan’s Rachel.

“Coyote Ugly in the Halloween House! @jastookes serving up Coyote TyTy lookin’ hotter than hot! And shout out to @kelseymerritt who I know is making @bridgetmoynahan super proud! ‘Pour some Sugar on’ both of these babes! TyTy approves!!!! 💛,” Banks captioned a carousel of photos she shared of Tookes and Merritt.

“🥺 OMG. The queen!! Loved recreating your iconic look 🥰🥰🥰,” Tookes wrote in the comment section.

“Best movie ever! So happy you love it !! 🥰❤️,” Merritt added.

With a stamp of approval from Banks herself, the pair of models might be on their way to securing our nod for the best costume duo this year. The jury is still out.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.