Nicole Fox

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Nicole Fox
Born Nicole Arianna Fox
(1991-03-06) March 6, 1991 (age 26)[1]
Louisville, Colorado, US
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Hair color Red
Eye color Green
Manager Wilhelmina Models

Nicole Arianna Fox (born March 6, 1991) is an American-French model and actress, best known as the winner of Cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model.


Fox graduated from Monarch High School.[2] As of 2009, she was a sophomore student at University of Colorado at Boulder majoring in studio arts. She wanted to be an artist, journalist and model.[3]

America's Next Top Model[edit]

Fox was selected as one of the 14 finalists to compete in the thirteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model, a cycle that was specially created for models who are 5'7" and under. Fox stood at 5'7", the maximum height for the entry.[3] A couple of months before Fox tried out for the show, she met a photographer at an art gallery in Denver. He encouraged her to try out for the show because he knew Allison Harvard of Cycle 12 was also an artist like Fox. With his encouragement, she got up the courage to try out for America's Next Top Model.[4]

Throughout the competition, Fox won two reward challenges and three top photos. Despite her shy and awkward personality, she never placed below fifth (just like McKey Sullivan) and was one of the strongest girls of her cycle, which was undeniably a source of talk among Fox's competitors. At the final judging, Fox was lauded for her high-fashion photographs and her successful mastery of her body proportion, in spite of her unconventional runway walk in the fashion show. In the end,[3] she was chosen as the winner of America's Next Top Model, beating runner-up Laura Kirkpatrick, who was considered another favorite of the judges. Fox became the third winner to have never appeared in the bottom two. This record was preceded by winners Jaslene Gonzalez and McKey Sullivan, and was succeeded by Krista White, Sophie Sumner, Jourdan Miller and India Gants. Fox became the first America's Next Top Model winner to have also never even appeared in the bottom three.

Kirkpatrick said she believed Fox won because of the strength of her photos: "Every time with the judges, she could do no wrong in front of them. They really saw her as perfect."[5] Fox said of her win:[6]

Fox received a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, a representation contract with Wilhelmina Models and was featured on the cover of Seventeen, as well as a six-page spread in the magazine.[2] Tyra Banks, retired supermodel and host of America's Next Top Model, said to Fox following her win, "You are a star. You have IT!"[2] Her sister, Alexandra Fox, said of her sister: "She's definitely glad she did it, but she wouldn't repeat it. You're on camera 24 hours a day, and you can't have a single conversation without worrying about how it will be edited."[3]

Modeling career[edit]

Fox is currently signed with Paragon Models in Mexico City and Wilhelmina Models.

Print work[edit]

Fox received a six-page spread in Seventeen magazine as the winner of "America's Next Top Model" and an ad for Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara. Fox has also modeled for Illiterate Magazine, in which she had a spread, and been featured on, More Magazine and in OK! Magazine. Fox was featured in Wild Fox Couture's 2010 fall collection lookbook along with models Rachel Ballinger and Daria Plyushko. Fox also appeared in online ads for Spirit Hoods and in a campaign for Heritage 1981's Spring 2010 collection—which is a sister brand of Forever 21,[7] and ads for Steve Madden Spring Collection. She will be in the campaign for Nicole Richie's "House of Harlow 1960 Spring 2011" fashion line. In January 2010, a news story circulated reporting that Fox would be the face of Alexander McQueen's new spring/summer collection, but this rumor was revealed to be false and has been debunked by both McQueen and Fox.[8]


Fox starred as Ashley in the indie teen drama Ashley, directed by Dean Ronalds and produced by Trick Candle Productions and Ronalds Brothers Productions. The film was released in the US in 2013. Fox portrayed a model on the television soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in December 2011. Fox can also be spotted in the Avengers Dr. Pepper commercial as Stan Lee's assistant.[9][10]

In 2012, Fox was chosen by director Brett Leonard for the PopFictionLife FragFilm "The Other Country", starring Christian country band Burlap to Cashmere". Fox plays Melanie, a concert goer who catches the eye of Burlap's lead guitarist, Johnny.

In 2014, Fox starred in Redlands, which was favorably reviewed in The Washington Post as "artfully evocative — of alienation, the constraints on ambition and the danger of unexpressed anger." Her performance as an aspiring model in "Redlands" was lauded in El Mundo as "a diamond in the rough: she knows how to communicate her emotions through her eyes, she has a suggestive voice, an impressive physique, and she isn’t afraid of taking risks."[11]

In 2014, Fox starred in Girlhouse as Mia, a beautiful young model who lives in a house that streams content to an X-rated website.


Film and televisions
YearUK u Title Role Notes
2011 Almighty Thor Redhead Norn TV film
2011-12 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Forrester Model Recurring role
2012 Unwritten Rules, TheThe Unwritten Rules Miranda "Merry Christmas"
2012 Other Country: Starring Burlap to Cashmere, TheThe Other Country: Starring Burlap to Cashmere Melanie
2013 Players Stephanie Video short
2013 Ashley Ashley Collins
2014 Redlands Vienna
2014 Last Survivors, TheThe Last Survivors Brooke
2014 Girl House Mia
2015 Tag Prissy Girl
2015 Hero of the Underworld Holly
2015 Ideal Model Short film
2016 Paradise Club Tulsa
2016 Ouroboros Hannah Short film, post-production


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Preceded by
Teyona Anderson
America's Next Top Model winner
Cycle 13 (2009)
Succeeded by
Krista White