Toccara Jones

 Toccara Jones
'''Toccara Jones''' (born March 13, 1981 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American fashion model actres and television personality. Jones was a contestant on the third season of the UPN series ''America's Next Top Model'', where she finished in seventh place.


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Toccara Jones (born March 13, 1981 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American fashion model actres and television personality. Jones was a contestant on the third season of the UPN series America's Next Top Model, where she finished in seventh place.

Toccara Jones Biography

Toccara attended Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, where she majored in theatre and dance, Jones was honored by the Middletown, Ohio NAACP at the Freedom Fund Gala. She received a key to the city.

Modeling career

Toccara was the eighth contestant eliminated on the America's Next Top Model, Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model, where she won "Covergirl of the Week" five times. She was recently voted as one of the most memorable contestants by AOL Entertainment Since ANTM, Jones signed with Wilhelmina Models as a [[plus-size model]]. She has been on the covers of Be, The Next Level Magazine (November 2005), Black Men magazine, Black Hair magazine, Braids magazine, and King magazine. She also appeared in the December 2008 issue of Ebony magazine.

Jones has modeled for Ashley Stewart, Avon, Torrid]], New York and Company, Target, Essence magazine, [[Vibe (magazine)|Vibe]] magazine and [[Smooth (magazine)|Smooth]] magazine. Her runway shows include (WQHT)Hot 97's Third Annual Full Frontal Hip Hop Fashion Show, Luxe & Romance Fall 2005, [[Black Entertainment Television|BET]] Presents: Rip The Runway 2, Elle Girl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America's Next Top Models 2005 and Alice & Olivia Fall 2006. Jones was also selected to be part of the 2007 Rocawear "I Will Not Lose" campaign representing the Rocawear plus-size clothing line for full-figured females.

Jones continues to model by participating in BET's Rip the Runway. At the 2009 Rip the Runway, which was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Jones featured several items by designers including Project Runway's Korto Momolu and Portege.

She was photographed by Steven Meisel for the July, all black issue of [[Vogue Italia]] and had a 14 page spread in the magazine The "Black Issue" featured significant past and current black models in response to the "black out" of black models preventing them from getting hired for print and runway jobs. Toccara was featured in America's Next Top Model, Cycle 11 as CoverGirl's Top Model in Action.

As of May 2010, she has landed her first major UK modelling job with High Street store Evans, modelling their Summer collection

Television career

She has co-hosted an episode of 106 & Park. She was a correspondent for [[The Black Carpet]] and a co-host on the game show [[Take the Cake]], both for the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network.

She occasionally appears on The Tyra Banks Show. In one talent episode, she served as a judge. She also hosted America's Next Thick and Sexy Model on the show. She recently was one of the former Top Model girls who appeared in post show interviews in America's Next Top Model: Exposed. In 2006, Jones appeared in another reality show for Vh1, [[Celebrity Paranormal Project]].

In 2008, Jones was a competitor on the second season of the VH1 series Celebrity Fit Club . During the show, she lost 32 lb (15 kg) to get down to {{convert|173|lb|abbr=on}}. Toccara wanted to weigh 180 lb (82 kg) because it was "good for her career."{{Citation needed|date=November 2007}} Toccara gained {{convert|14|lb|abbr=on}} back and appeared on Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, which pitted celebrities from past seasons up against new celebrities. She ended the show weighing in at 166 pounds, surpassing her weight-loss goal by 7 pounds.

She has released her own work-out DVD called Toccara's Fabulous Work-Out for Real Size Women. The work-out DVD is a program for the everyday woman who wants t exercise but have a good time doing it. The program consists of 30 minutes of cardio and 10 minutes of sculpting techniques for the arms, legs, and absIn 2011, Jones is scheduled to star in Season 2 of The Ultimate Merger

Toccara Jones Acting

She made a cameo appearance in Trina's music video for the song "[[I Got a Thang for You]]". She participated in a 2009 national tour of [[The Vagina Monologues]] with an all-black cast

Toccara Jones Appearances

  • "I Got a Thang for You" extra in Trina's music video (2008)
  • Celebrity Fit Club TV Series .... Herself (season 6, 2008)
  • 1st Annual Fiercee Awards (The Tyra Banks Show) .... Herself (2008)
  • Take the Cake .... Host (2007)
  • Celebrity Paranormal Project (1 episode, 2006)
  • E! True Hollywood Story .... Herself (1 episode, 2006)
  • The Tyra (Banks) Show .... Herself (6 episodes, 2005–2006)
  • Girlfriends .... Waitress (1 episode, 2005)
  • All of Us .... Marsha (1 episode, 2005)
  • America's Next Top Model .... Herself (Cycle 3, 2004 * Cycle 12, 2009 * Cycle 14, 2010)
  • Are We There Yet? (TV series)|Are We There Yet? ... (season 2, 2011)

Toccara Jones on the Web

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