Watch your back, Jasmine Villegas. You’re now public enemy number one to a continent of Justin Bieber’s teenage female fans.
As first reported by TMZ, a Canadian tourist was walking by a Honda car on September 9 in Venice, California when he noticed his country’s most adorable import in the backseat and snapped a few pictures of Justin Bieber and Jasmine Villegas locked in a serious make-out session.
So just who is this Jasmine Villegas who crushed the dreams of millions of Bieber fans? Jasmine Marie Villegas (born December 7, 1993) is an American teen R&B and pop singer. She is of Filipino and Mexican heritage. Jasmine Villegas was seen earlier this year playing the romantic lead in Justin Bieber’s “Baby” music video. She is the opening act for Justin Bieber’s ongoing “My World 2.0” tour.
Jasmine Villegas made a name for herself, following in Justin’s path by singing covers of female pop and R&B songs and posting them to YouTube. The 16-year-old has been making her musical shuffle around to different producers, but finally she has signed with Sony Epic Records.
With her good looks, and obviously good connections, Jasmine V is ready to take over the music and acting world. She has been a part of many principal roles in television commercials as well as television shows, and music videos. In 2006 she finished shooting a pilot for a Disney sitcom House Broken, a spin-off from Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, starring Arwin, Brian Stepanek. She is also good friends with Paige Hurd and Small Change. She was also a former member of School Gyrls.
Jasmine V. has been building a strong fan base over the past few years engaging “The Jasminators” – as the fans call themselves– over the Internet. Her YouTube is updated weekly with new behind the scenes videos, live versions of cover song renditions and more. To date more than 20 million fans have viewed her YouTube page videos.
Prior to her Epic Records signing, Jasmine V. released a song “Serious” with an accompanying video that eventually led to the Sony label to take notice. She also speaks to fans daily via Twitter and has already been a trending topic on the social networking site numerous times.
Her youthful ambition and undeniable talent have taken Jasmine into other creative arenas. She has been featured in print advertisements for Target National, Mary Kate and Ashley, American Girl, Levi’s, Hilary Duff, Robinsons May, Macys, Mervyns, Girl Scouts, Sparklets Drinking Water, Kohls as well as principal roles in television commercials for Chevrolet, The Dog, Kellogs, Zellers, Marshalls, and McDonald’s. Jasmine has also made guest starring appearances on Disney’s “That’s So Raven,” Touchstone Pictures’ “My Wife and Kids” starring Damon Wayans, and she has also gone on to become Ms. Hawaiian Tropic and Ms. Royal Essence. She also has a reoccurring role on the ABC’s prime time show “The Nine”, and a guest role on the television series “Threat Matrix”. She has also been featured in Kanye West’s music video “Jesus Walks” and Frankie J.’s “How To Deal”.
Justin and Villegas are rumored to be dating … but they insist they are just “really cool friends.” But with the widely reported kissing episode, few would really believe them. Hearts of millions of teenage girls worldwide have now been crushed. It thus come as little surprise that a lot of scathing comments have been posted on Villegas’s YouTube videos. The wrath of teenage girls!