Street Seller Who Accidentally Photobombed Tinie Tempah is Now A Model

By : Ben Hayward |


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In an incredible twist of fate, a woman who accidentally wandered onto a Tinie Tempah photoshoot has now launched a modelling career. 

The woman in question is 27-year-old mother of two Jumoke Sunday, who was selling bread when she was captured on camera by Ty Bello, a singer/songwriter who is also a photographer.

Bewitched by Jumoke’s beauty Ty reached out to her 112,000 followers on Instagram, in an attempt to find the mystery woman she accidentally snapped.

Ty said:

She just happened to be walking by while I photographed. She definitely SHOULD be a model – I’m happy to help her build a portfolio if she’s interested.

She’s so beautiful and photographed so well. I’ll find a way to track her down somehow. You guys can also help.

Unbelievably she managed to track her down.

So I found her …our beauty from the @tiniegram shoot and boy have I got a fantastic story to share with you all. Right here is an amazing 27yr old mother of two , Jumoke Sunday with an incredible life story .I called on three amazing artists @bimpeonakoya for beautiful makeup .. @zubbydefinition for hair and @emaedosio to make a short documentary about her .. Every one gave a yes !on the spot . They were all at the studio within an hour and we had the most amazing shoot with her. I’ve also spoken to a few people about the best way to help move her forward and reunite her with her family . … The process has already begone and I’ll figure out the best way to have anyone who wants to be part of the journey .Meeting and photographing her has inspired us all and we can’t wait for the good that will come to her from all of this to unfold . She doesn’t speak English well but here ,she was explaining how she found us . I had sent an assistant , as many of you advised ,to leave a message with the people in the area where we photographed her… So here she is .. #Olajumoke #tybellophotography #findingjumoke #thebeginning

A video posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on

Ty is also helping her to get reunited with her family and Jumoke has even been featured on the front cover of Style magazine.

And to top off her incredible journey, she has now been signed to a modelling agency.

A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on

A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on

A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on

Talk about being in the right place at the right time…


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