Jaeda Young-Englund was a contestant on Cycle 7 of ANTM.
Before she became a finalist on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 7, she spent most of her time studying. Jaeda had a difficult time growing up, as her classmates often teased her about her hair and would even yell racial slurs at her. However, her parents always made sure to compliment Jaeda, and when she went to college, other people also started to take notice of her beauty.
As a finalist on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 7, Jaeda had a hard time believing Tyra Banks when the supermodel complimented her great bone structure and remarked that Jaeda had the perfect face to sport a short hairdo. Nevertheless, Jaeda made it all the way to the top 6, which meant that she, along with the other remaining girls, got to go to Barcelona, Spain. Upon arriving in Spain, the girls were told that their next challenge would include Spanish male models, and Jaeda was paired with model, Nacho. Things between Jaeda and Nacho started to sour when Nacho casually mentioned that he did not like African-American women. During the shoot, which was for a Secret Deodorant commercial, Jaeda could not concentrate and had trouble with her lines, as Nacho stepped out of the studio and did not offer to help her. In the end, Jaeda became the eighth contestant eliminated when the judges felt they could no longer tolerate Jaeda’s lack of improvement and constant appearance on the bottom two.
Since her stint at America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 7, Jaeda has gone back to school in order to complete her degree in elementary education, and has gotten married. She has not pursued modeling.