Jade Cole (born June 19, 1979) is an American fashion model. She was a contestant on Cycle 6 of the UPN reality television series America`s Next Top Model. Jade is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but now divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles. Cole, born to a White American mother and an African-American father, unlike most America`s Next Top Model contestants, Cole had worked as a model before entering the competition. She has done fashion shows worldwide for Marc Ecko, Oleg Cassini, Jay Z`s Rocawear, Xuly Bet in Paris along with many others. She has also appeared in magazines such as: Stuff, Fader, Elle Girl, Trace, Arena, Black Men, She Caribbean, Intouch, Brides Noir and Vibe among others. She also appeared in the music video "Change Clothes" by Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams with special guest Naomi Campbell. Cole is noted for her powerful presence and runway walk and has traveled to many countries and Caribbean islands making a name for herself as an International Supermodel. Jade became a household name in the 6th season of the hit TV show, America`s Next Top Model and was known for her controversial, funny and energetic personality. From making up her own calculated vocabulary, to her bohemian style of dress accented with head wraps and beads, Ms. Cole is carving out her space in the world of fashion. Her broad personality covering many different dimensions along with her opinionated ways made a lot of viewers love to hate and hate to love her, but Jade is Jade and nobody can take that away. She embodies strength, pride and determination.
After leaving America`s Next Top Model, Ms. Cole began the next phase of her career by starting her very own production company Biracial Butterfly Productions. Jade Cole and Biracial Butterfly Productions has now joined forces with The Reserve Entertainment Group and this new relationship will work to develop and showcase her wide range of talents to take now Hollywood and the Fashion industry by storm. So, watch out for this triple threat of Model/Actress/Writer because she is something to reckon with.
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