SI Swim Model Jasmine Sanders Says This Is the No. 1 Career Lesson She’s Learned

The fashion influencer recently landed the cover of ‘2minutter Magazine.’
Jasmine Sanders

Jasmine Sanders.

Jasmine Sanders recently landed the cover of 2minutter Magazine, and her accompanying feature story entails everything from the origins of her Golden Barbie nickname to how she got started in the modeling industry. 

The five-time SI Swimsuit star began modeling at 13, and earned Rookie of the Year status in 2019 after her photoshoot in Costa Rica with James Macari. She went on to land the cover in the following year, having posed for Yu Tsai in Bali. Sanders has returned to the fold of the annual publication each year since her debut, and traveled to Puerto Rico for the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue, where she worked with Ben Watts.

Now 32, the German-born model and fashion influencer revealed an important career lesson to 2minutter, and Sanders’s advice is applicable to just about all of us in the workforce, regardless of industry.

“The biggest lesson I’ve learned throughout my career is that balance is key,” Sanders stated. “You also have to put in the work to see the results you want—just like anything you do in life.”

Sanders donned a blue power suit for the magazine cover, and opted to wear the button-up jacket without anything underneath. Her ensemble, which was styled by Horacio Aguilar, was accessorized with bold, blue circular statement earrings. The model’s golden curls were styled by Larry Sims for the occasion, while makeup artist Jose Corella opted for light pink eyeshadow, winged eyeliner and a nude lined lip.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.