America's Next Top Model

Nicole Arianna Abuhamada, née Fox (born March 6, 1991) is an American artist and fashion model. She is best known as the winner of cycle 13 of ANTM in 2009.

Early Life

Nicole Fox graduated from Monarch High School.[1] In 2009, she was a sophomore at the University of Colorado at Boulder majoring in studio arts. She wanted to be an artist, journalist and model.[2]

A couple of months before the show,, she met a photographer at an art gallery in Denver. He encouraged her to try out because he knew Allison Harvard who is also an artist like Nicole. With his encouragement, she got up the courage to try out.

ANTM

Nicole was selected as one of the fourteen finalists to compete in cycle 13, which was especially created for petite models who are 5'7" and under. She stood at exactly 5'7", the maximum height for entry.

She was known for her shy and awkward personality. At auditions, she told the girls a story of how her eyeball was bloody when she was born, and having the nickname "Bloody eyeball". She also was good friends with Bianca. Nicole criticized Ashley and Lulu talking behind Bianca's back, even on set at the elongation photoshoot. She was in a minor rivalry with Kara, who constantly talked negatively about Nicole in confessional.

Throughout the competition, Nicole won two reward challenges and three first call-outs. She was usually called in the top three and was one of the strongest girls of her cycle. At the final judging, she 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, beating Laura, who was considered another favorite of the judges.

Tyra said to her following her win, "You are a star. You have IT!" Her sister, Alexandra Fox, said of her sister: "She's definitely glad she did it, but she wouldn't repeat it. You're on camera 24 hours a day, and you can't have a single conversation without worrying about how it will be edited."

Post-Show

After the show, Nicole has signed with Wilhelmina Models.

As the winner of America's Next Top Model, Fox received a six page spread in Seventeen Magazine, and an ad for Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara. Fox has also modeled for Illiterate Magazine, in which she had a spread, and been featured on AOL.com, More magazine and in OK! Magazine.[3][4][5][6] Fox was featured in Wild Fox Couture's 2010 fall collection lookbook along with models Rachel Ballinger and Daria Plyushko,[7] as well as on-line ads for Spirit Hoods[8] and a campaign for Heritage 1981's Spring 2010 collection, which is a sister brand of Forever 21,[9] and ads for Steve Madden Spring Collection.[10] She was in a campaign for Nicole Richie's "House of Harlow 1960 Spring 2011" fashion line.[11]

She modeled for CoverGirl Eyewear and Ed Hardy.[12][13]

In January 2010, a news story circulated reporting that she would be the face of Alexander McQueen's new spring/summer collection, but this rumor was revealed to be false and has been debunked by both.

Acting

Nicole portrayed a model on the television soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" in December 2011. She can also be spotted in the Avengers Dr. Pepper commercial as Stan Lee's assistant.[14]

Trivia

  • Nicole has the second highest call-out average of all the American winners, at 2.40. She is behind Ann Ward with a score of 2.20.
  • Nicole is the third winner to have never appeared in the bottom two. She is after Jaslene Gonzalez and McKey Sullivan.
  • Of all the winners lowest call-outs, Nicole's is the highest at fifth.

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