Jade Cole is an International Supermodel/TV Personality. She first appeared on Cycle 6 of America's Next Top Model.
America's Next Top ModelEdit
Cole had previous modeling experiences in New York city before being selected as one of the thirteen female contestants to appear on ANTM cycle 6, eventually taking third place in the competition. In response, Cole has stated that she felt ANTM was a "misrepresentation", an "inaccurate performance" and that she had been exploited. Entertainment Weekly included her in their list of favorite contestants and worst makeovers.
Cole stated that she had turned down America's Next Top Model Cycle 17: All-Stars, citing contractual issues.
In an interview, Cole stated, "As much as I would have loved to be back on TV, I felt I possibly would be misrepresented if appearing on [Season] 17. [It's basically] signing your rights and life hypothetically away. ... Reality shows frequently portray a modified and highly influenced form of reality. [We're] often persuaded to act in specific scripted ways by off-screen 'story editors' or 'segment television producers,' with the portrayal of events and speech manipulated and contrived to create an illusion of reality through direction and post-production editing techniques."
Cole was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she is of mixed ethnicity: her father is black, and her mother is an "exotic white lady".