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Tomika Skanes
Born August 21, 1978 (1978-08-21) (age 31)
Columbus, Georgia, United States United States
Occupation Model

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 (

Tomika is the CEO of Industry Factor Modeling Agency.



  • Height: 5'-6"
  • Weight: 115
  • Ethnicity: Blasian : 1/2 African-American, 1/2 Korean-American

Music videos

Album Covers

  1. Khao - "Keys In The Air" - Album Cover
  2. OutKast / Big Boi - "Speakerboxx"- Album Cover Shoot
  3. OutKast - "Stankonia" CD Cover


  1. REVUE Magazine/Coffee Table Book - volume 1 - 2008
  2. KNOWN Magazine - 2007 2 page spread
  3. Smooth Magazine Jamaica Edition - 2006 seven page Fashion Spread and Interview
  4. Men's Edge Magazine - June 2006 Car Model Layout
  5. Black Men Magazine SSX Summer Edition - 2005 eight Page Fashion Spread and Interview
  6. KING Magazine. Featured spread with T.I. August Issue
  7. Montage Hair & Fashion Magazine - 2005 Cover Model and inside fashion spread and Interview
  8. Salon Profiles Hair Magazine - 2004 Cover Model
  9. Beautiful Atlanta Magazine - 2005 Cover Model shoot & three page fashion spread and Interview
  10. Black Professional Magazine - 2004 Feature article in magazine
  11. Black Men Magazine Summer College Edition - 2003 Cover Model & Eight Page Spread
  12. GoodNews Magazine - 2003 Fashion Spread
  13. Hot Hair Magazine - 2003 Cover Model
  14. Style Q Hair Magazine - 2003 Fashion Spread
  15. Metro Styles Magazine - 2003 Fashion Spread
  16. Atlanta Hair Magazine - 2003 Fashion Spread
  17. Style Q Magazine Cover - 2002 Fashion Spread


  1. Atlanta Dymes 2006 Calendar / Jamaica Edition - Cover Model & Month of August
  2. Seagrams Gin 2005 Calendar - - the month of April
  3. Atlanta Dymes 2005 Calendar - Cover Model & Month of August
  4. Avlon Industries 2005 Promotional Hair Calendar
  5. Atlanta Dymes 2004 Calendar - Month of August
  6. Ebony Riders 2004 Calendar - Cover Model & Month of August
  7. Atlanta Dymes 2003 Calendar - Cover Model and Month of August

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