Nicole Linkletter was a contestant on Cycle 5 of ANTM.
Born in North Dakota, Nicole attended Red River High School and went on to study at the University of North Dakota and at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, where she majored in marketing. She is currently attending California State University, Northridge. Prior to her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5, she was working at both Victoria’s Secret and Target.
When Nicole was a finalist on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5, her beauty and talent didn’t exactly propel her to the top of the group. In fact, she had fallen to the Top two twice, once after a photo shoot with the Wild Boyz from MTV and another time after the CoverGirl shoot. However, the judges saw immense potential in Nicole, and even renowned photographer Nigel Barker remarked that even though she wasn’t giving her 100%, she still was able to produce very good pictures. Nicole had gotten into a fight with fellow Top Model Finalist, Bre Scullark, when the former poured her energy drink down the sink and then proceeded to lie about it. Nicole was also quite insecure about her pale complexion, which greatly contrasted with her bright brown hair. Nevertheless, she made it to the Top 2 with Nik Pace, and her performance during the final runway challenge earned her all of the judges’ votes, consequently making her the fifth winner of America’s Next Top Model.
After the show, Nicole went on to do a photo shoot with photographer, Giles Bensimon, in Paris for a couture line, and her photographs were featured in a six-page spread in Elle Magazine. She has worked with CoverGirl Makeup and Eyewear and Milk Boutique, and has graced the pages of V Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Ellegirl Magazine, Girlfriend Magazine, Zink Magazine, In Touch Magazine, Celebrity Living Magazine, People Magazine, US Weekly Magazine, Golf For Women Magazine and Vanidades Magazine. She also appeared on the covers of the February 2006 edition of ElleGirl Magazine, the March 2006 edition of Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine, the April 2006 edition of Lemonade Magazine and Vanidades Magazine. She has also modeled for VIGOSS U.S.A. Jeans, and Ford Fusion, and walked the runway at the Alice & Olivia Fashion Show 2006, The Society of Young Philanthropists Gala/Fashion Show 2006, and Fashion For Life Benefit Show 2006.
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.
Nicole has walked for Gharani Strok Fashion show, Alice and Olivia (Fall 2006), Fashion for Life Benefit Show 2006, The Society of Young Philanthropists Gala/Fashion Show 2006, Bebe (Spring 2007), Rozae Nichols Spring 07, Juan Carlos Obando Spring 07, Italian Trade Commission Spring 2007 for Grimaldi Giardina Spring 2007, and Maria Bianca Nero.
Nicole 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 Play Station Portable. She has been featured on Cycle 11’s Top Models in Action.
Nicole is currently signed with Nous Model Management, Upfront Models in Singapore, and Paragon Model Management.
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