Nicole Borud is a bisexual fashion model from Seattle, Washington, and was a former punk rocker before she auditioned for America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 3. She is a graduate of Magic City Campus High School, where she was a member of the Art Club, the Latin Club, the French Club, the Drama Club and the National Honor Society. She is originally from North Dakota and only had $400 in her possession when she made the trip to Seattle. She stands at 5 feet and 8 inches and enjoys reading popular magazines like Vogue, Maxim and National Geographic. Nicole lists Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling for Columbine as her favorite movie. Shrimp Scampi is the dish that she enjoys the most.
For the ninth week of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3, the remaining girls, including Nicole, were flown to Tokyo in order to shoot a Japanese commercial for Campbell’s Soup. Although all the girls had a difficult time, most especially with learning their lines (which were in Japanese), it was Nicole whom the judges felt did not come through the commercial enough, thus making her the eight contestant to be sent home.
Some time after being eliminated from the show, Nicole decided to relocate to San Clemente, California. She has since begun acting.
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