Jade Cole Video Interview with Zimbio.com (Sept 09)
July 21, 2010
In September of 2009, Zimbio.com interviewed Cycle 6’s Jade Cole following her elimination and appearance on the show. Here is the text from the introduction accompanied with a video interview (written and posted by Alicia):
Zimbio at New York Fashion Week: An Interview with Jade Cole
One of my biggest hopes going into fashion week was that I’d get the chance to catch up with an ex-ANTM girl. At the MCM New York launch party last night, my dreams came true: I got to chat with Cycle 6’s Jade Cole. Yes, that Jade: the snapping poet whose hair Tyra chopped off and dyed orange.
Ms. Cole’s been out of the country for a while, working in South Africa and Hong Kong (she joins the ranks of many an ex-ANTM model, including Cycle 5 winner Nicole). She’s just moved to Los Angeles, where she’s breaking into the film industry – she stars in Jamie Foxx’s newest music video. She’s also writing an autobiography about her life before America’s Next Top Model, which will include some of the poetry that made her the cycle’s most famous contestant.
When asked about the current season, in which all the contestants are under 5’6″, Jade was frank: “It’s kind of sad because [Tyra's] giving false hope to young girls. Because in this harsh reality of the fashion world, let’s face it, being 5’6″… it’s not going to happen.”
(Description of Video: Jade Cole was at the MCM New York launch party at Saks Fifth Avenue during New York’s fashion week. She talked about her upcoming book, her thoughts on the current ANTM season, and where you can catch her next.)