Nicole Fox was a contestant and winner of Cycle 13 of ANTM.
The 18-year-old red head is a student from Louisville, Colorado. At 5’7”, she’s definitely someone people look up to. Then again, she wasn’t always that way. When she was a kid, she admits that her nickname was “bloody eyeball.” Getting over that awkward phase in her life, she eventually decided to take a chance and go on a reality show. She managed to get herself through an arduous audition process and became one of the contestants for America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 13. Nicole said that if it didn’t work out on the show, she could always stay true to her biker chick image.
Nicole graduated from Monarch High School. As of 2009, she is a sophomore student at University of Colorado at Boulder majoring in studio arts. She always wanted to be an artist, journalist and model. She’s also a connoisseur of motorcycles and owns one herself.
Nicole was selected as one of the 14 finalists to compete in the thirteenth cycle of America’s Next Top Model, which was specially created for petite models who were 5’7″ and under, where she stood exactly 5’7″, the maximum height for the entry. Throughout the competition, Nicole won two reward challenges and three top photos. Despite her shy and awkward personality, she never placed below fifth and received three first call-outs with no appearances in the bottom two or three. At the final judging, Nicole 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, 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. Kirkpatrick said she believed Nicole 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.”
For her first place finish, Nicole received a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, a representation contract with Wilhelmina Models, and received a cover and spread in Seventeen Magazine. Tyra Banks, retired supermodel and host of America’s Next Top Model, said to Nicole following her win, “You are a star. You have IT!”
Nicole is now currently signed with Wilhelmina Models.