Nolé Marin

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Nolé Marin (left) with Jay Manuel (right)

Nolé Marin is a fashion industry notable. He is a fashion stylist who occasionally does hair and wardrobe for models before their shoots, and well as organize spreads within ELLE magazine itself. Currently he has been appointed as the fashion director for the international fashion and entertainment news agency Runway magazine.

He is probably most famous as a judge on the UPN's hit series America's Next Top Model cycles 3 and 4, which saw contestants Eva Pigford and Naima Mora winning the competition respectively. During his time as a judge, he often feuded with co-judge Janice Dickinson. Their conflicts eventually boiled over and they were fired from the show in 2005, Marin being replaced by runway coach J. Alexander and Dickinson by fashion icon Twiggy. Marin returned to the judging panel for the show's 12th cycle, as a guest judge in the third episode.

He has a pet pomeranian named Empress Minnie who made several appearances on America's Next Top Model.

Marin has also made several appearances on the second cycle of Canada's Next Top Model as the photo shoot director, which saw Rebecca Hardy win. In the third cycle he became a series regular, appearing in each episode as the artistic director for photo shoots.

He was a judge on True Beauty, Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher's reality show.[1] He was replaced in the second season by Carson Kressley.[2]

In November 2010, Marin was accused of sexually harassing an aspiring male model in 2007.[3] Marin released a statement saying the claims are false, sensational, and a desperate fiction, and that he will vigorously defend the claims.[4]