Nicole Linkletter

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Nicole Linkletter
Nicole Linkletter.jpg
Born (1985-02-27) February 27, 1985 (age 30)[1]
Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.[1]
Spouse(s) Adam Nathanson
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements (US) 34-24-34[1]
(EU) 79-61-89
Dress size (US) 4 ; (EU) 34[1]
Manager Nous Model Management, L.A. Models, Ford Models, Diva Models, Dream Models, Elite Models, Paragon Models, M&P Models, Upfront Models, SMG Models

Nicole Linkletter (born February 27, 1985)[1] is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model. Her prizes were a contract with Ford Models, a 100,000 dollar contract with CoverGirl and her photo taken from a previous photo shoot, was used as a Ford Fusion (Americas) national advert. She is the first, of two America's Next Top Model winners from North Dakota, the second being CariDee English, winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 7.

Winning America's Next Top Model[edit]

Linkletter appeared in Cycle 5 of the show after auditioning for the show at the Mall of America. In the final judging, the judges selected Linkletter over the runner-up Nik Pace.

Tyra said of Linkletter, "...she has the model 'thing' more than any of our other winners – the body type, the face type and the attitude,...... She reminds me of the girls I modeled with when I was in Europe when I was 17 years old."[citation needed] Fellow judges Twiggy and Nigel Barker likened Linkletter's look to that of an "English rose". Although she had some of the best photos of the whole competition, she often did not receive as much recognition as some of the other contestants because of her seemingly "sour" facade and not breaking from pretty to beautiful in her photos.


Linkletter graduated from Grand Forks Red River High School in 2003, and attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota as a marketing major; she is currently attending California State University Northridge.


Linkletter is currently signed with Nous Model Management (L.A.); Diva Models (Singapore); Dream Models (Hong Kong); Agence Presse (Tokyo; signed by ModelScouts); L.A. Models runway division; Paragon Model Management (Mexico); M and P Model Management (London) and SMG Models.[2]

Print work[edit]

Linkletter appeared in, among many other publications, American Elle, Elle Girl, Women's Health and Fitness Magazine, and Vanidades.[1][3][4]

She is currently modeling for the Christian Audigier "Crystal Rock" collection and for Liberty's of London from Burberry.[5] In May 2009, she was featured in a spread for Elle Singapore. She appeared on the cover of CLEO Malaysia with two male models for May 2009 Issue. She was also featured in a spread for CLEO Malaysia for June 2009 Issue and a cover and spread in Country and Townhouse Magazine December 2009 in the UK. She has also had a cover and fashion spread for Nylon in Mexico.[citation needed]


Linkletter has walked for Gharani Strok Fashion show,[6] Alice and Olivia (Fall 2006),[7][8] Fashion for Life Benefit Show 2006, The Society of Young Philanthropists Gala/Fashion Show 2006, Bebe (Spring 2007),[9] Rozae Nichols Spring 07,[10] Juan Carlos Obando Spring 07,[11]


Linkletter was a guest on the internet talk show Covergirl's Talk Model, she did "My Life as a Covergirl" segments. She has also hosted a series of segments for VH1, in which she reported on Fashion Week. Linkletter has also modeled for the E! Pre-Oscar show and has appeared on E! news modeling summer shorts from Alice & Olivia. She starred in a commercial for PlayStation Portable. She has been featured in the Top Models in Action segments on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 11 and America's Next Top Model, Cycle 13.


Linkletter was a finals judge at the Miss USA 2006 pageant. Her television credits include appearances on The Tyra Banks Show.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nicole Linkletter profile". Nous Model Management. Retrieved June 28, 2015.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "fmd" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ SMG Models website; accessed June 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Unofficial Linkletter fansite gallery". Retrieved January 5, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Linkletter's Thread". Fans of Reality TV. Retrieved January 5, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Burberry". Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Article". Realityshack. Retrieved January 5, 2007. 
  7. ^ "New York Fashion Shows Article and Photos". 
  8. ^ "Photographs". WireImage. Retrieved January 5, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Article". FABsugar. Retrieved January 5, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Spring/Summer 2007 - LA R-T-W - Rozae Nichols - Full Length". UK. 
  11. ^ "Spring/Summer 2007: LA R-T-W - Juan Carlos Obando". UK. 
  12. ^ "Recaps of the Tyra Banks Show". Retrieved January 11, 2007. 

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Preceded by
Naima Mora
America's Next Top Model winner
Cycle 5 (2005)
Succeeded by
Danielle Evans