Who Is Baskin Champion, Justin Bieber's New...Friend?

Meet the puppy-loving model who might have stolen Bieber's heart.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's "break" seems to have been upgraded to a full-on breakup (opens in new tab), and Baskin Champion is at the center of the drama. The woman, described as a "mystery blonde" when she was first spotted out with Bieber (opens in new tab), has been getting very close to the now-single singer. Here's everything we know about Baskin.

1. She's a model.

She enrolled at Auburn University (opens in new tab), but left after her sophomore year to pursue modeling full-time. The 22-year-old was a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie (opens in new tab) this year and won Miss Alabama Teen USA in 2014 (opens in new tab). She also boasts more than 270,000 followers on Instagram.

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2. She and Justin were first spotted at a Craig David concert.

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The people of the internet went into detective mode to uncover Baskin's identity after she was spotted out (opens in new tab) with Bieber at a Craig David concert earlier this month. The pair were seen dancing and "getting handsy" in the VIP area at The Roxy in Los Angeles.

3. They likely met through Patrick Schwarzenegger.

The Midnight Sun actor talked about Bieber with Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab) at his new movie's premiere. "I'm just really blessed to call him a friend, he's a really great guy.… I'm really happy he came to support me and I'll support him throughout his life."

Schwarzenegger is dating (opens in new tab) Baskin’s sister, Abby.

4. Baskin and Abby could be twins.

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Abby is actually Baskin's younger sister, but they look nearly identical. The good genes may explain why Abby is also a model (opens in new tab).

5. She loves her dog.

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She's not shy about showing her love for one man in her life on Instagram—her dog, Charlie. TBH, though, who could resist loving that face?

6. She's a fan of music festivals.

The model attended Coachella with Patrick Schwarzenegger last year.

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Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.