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<tr><td style="text-align:left;">Birth name</td><td class="nickname">Jaslene Gonzalez</td></tr>
|Date of birth||May 29, 1986|
|Place of birth||Puerto Rico|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Hair color||Dark Brown/Black|
|Measurements|| 32-23-33 (US);
|Weight||110 lb (50 kg)|
|Shoe size||8 or 7(US)|
|Agency||Elite Model Management|
Jaslene Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico on May 29th, 1986. She grew up in Humboldt Park, Chicago, and graduated from Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago. She was an online college admissions advisor prior to America's Next Top Model.
Gonzalez had done some modeling prior to America's Next Top Model, having been represented by Avant Garde Models. In her CW "Close-up" interview, it was revealed that she appeared in fashion shows for local Chicago designers, including Michelle Gomez of Chicago and Alexis Arquette, as seen in local Chicago newspapers Extra and La Nota.
Jaslene tried out for Cycle 7, but only made it to the semifinals. Assuring the judges that she would be back for the next cycle's audition, Jaslene's determination caught the eye of Tyra Banks, who thought she had potential. Jaslene started off at the top of the pack, getting her photo called first twice in a row. Jaslene is one of four contestants (Joanie Dodds, runner-up of Cycle 6 being the first, followed by Cycle 10 runner-up Anya Kop and Cycle 11 winner McKey Sullivan) to never place in the bottom two. However, unlike Joanie and Anya who finished as runner-up, Jaslene and McKey won the competition.
At 5'8", she is the second-shortest winner, only behind Cycle 3's Eva Pigford, who stood an inch and a half shorter. She is the second of three winners from Illinois; the first was Adrianne Curry, followed by McKey Sullivan in Cycle 11. Jaslene is the first Puerto Rican winner, and the third winner with Latina heritage, the first being Cycle 2's Yoanna House, and the second being Cycle 4's Naima Mora.
|“||Every little girl has a dream to be something. My family believed in my dream just as much as I did. And to be here, and after working so much... I think that shows all young women if you have that drive, keep going. Second time around, and I'm America's Next Top Model.||”|
Jaslene has modeled for the New York Post (Tempo), US Weekly, ,In Touch Weekly, had a 6-page spread in an issue of Vibe Vixen magazine, a 12-page fashion spread for ZooZoom Magazine. Named One Of Latina Magazine's Latinas Of the Year, had a 8-page spread for Colures (U.K fashion Magazine), was featured in Trace (magazine): Model Behaviour as Falls new faces, has been on the covers and had spreads of over a dozen magazines such as Latina, Imagén, Hombre, 6 Degrees, FN, ZooZoom, Seventeen, Urban Latino, Bleu, Vanidades, Scene, JamRock, Splendor, Time Out. and Metrostyle Catalog.. She has also appeared in Lot29 Fall/Winter 07-08 and Spring/Summer 08 ad campaigns; she has had a total of four billboards in Times Square so far. . Also, she shares one of her Lot29 billboards in Times Square, New York with Katarzyna Dolinska. Jaslene shot an ad campaign for online retailer ShopBop, an 8-page fashion spread for Scene Magazine. She is also featured on the pages of Living Proof Magazine, American Salon Magazine and currently has a Ad campaign with Marianne Stores.  Jaslene has had an Ad Campaign for designer Cesar Galindo 's Spring 2008 Collection and appeared on the pages of Supermodels Unlimited Magazine twice for the August and September/October 2008 issue. Jaslene is also part of the "Heart On My Sleeve" clothing campaign by Aubrey O'Day. Jaslene is on the pages of YRB Magazine.. She has also been featured on COACD, fashionista.com and in Women's Wear Daily .
Jaslene has modeled for Ximena Valero and James de Colón and was honored at the 1st Annual Chicago Latino Fashion Week. Gonzalez also walked for Ashley Paige in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim 08 and was on the catwalk for the Armani Exchange line. In addition she received a showcard from elite (a huge deal for any model even more impressive especially for an ANTM contestant) and walked at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008.. Gonzalez walked at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2008-09 for Armani Exchange and Project Runway finalist Jillian Lewis. She has modeled for the Amaya swimwear line at the BET 'Rip the Runway' fashion show. Gonzalez strutted on the catwalk of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 for designers Jose Duran, Indashio, Cesar Galindo, Farah Angsana and Custo Barcelona. Jaslene was on the runway for Adolfo Sanchez S/S 09 collection and also on the runways at the 2nd Annual Chicago Latino Fashion Week for Elda De La Rosa, James De Colon, Nora Del Busto, and Soledad Designs S/S 09.  Jaslene modeled as Wonder Woman at the 11th Annual New York Chocolate Show, which benefited the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation.
As part of her prize, Gonzalez won representation by Elite Model Management, a $100,000 (USD) contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a photo shoot for the cover of and a six page spread in Seventeen magazine. In addition, during the run of Cycle 9, Jaslene appeared once a week in a "My Life As A CoverGirl" segment that aired during commercial breaks while the week's episode of Top Model runs. She has also been Featured as one of Cycle 11's Top Models in Action. She made appearances on talk shows Live With Regis and Kelly, 106 & Park, TRL,, The View, modeling a dress designed by Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Jensen! (Dutch Talkshow).
She was "La Madrina" of the Annual National New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade held June 16, 2007, appearing in a yellow convertible that paraded alongside the car carrying Daddy Yankee.
Gonzalez hosted several style spots for CoverGirl TV, including segments titled "Summer Goddess", "Day To Night" and "Jaslene's Glamorous Nights". Gonzalez was a nominee for the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, under the category "Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star," but did not win the award.
Jaslene is also represented by publicist Lizzie Grubman of LIZZIE GRUBMAN PUBLIC RELATIONS.
Women's Wear Daily (WWD) said the following about Gonzalez:
When 20-year-old Jaslene Gonzalez won season eight's "America's Next Top Model," Lot29 executives knew they had their next face. They seem to have chosen correctly. Gonzalez did so well for the brand last season, the company asked her back to endorse the product for spring.
Jaslene filmed her first official CoverGirl commercial, which is now airing in Europe, Latin America and on Spanish-language channels. She shot a cameo in the John Leguizamo film Nothing Like the Holidays. In addition, Jaslene has renewed her contract with CoverGirl. and she has also been featured on CBS The Early Show, where she discussed her career success. Jaslene is featured on Ryan Leslie music video "Addiction". Also, featured on Aventura's (Domincan Bachata band) latest music video "Por Un Segundo". Jaslene partnered up with Liz Claiborne and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, to spread awareness about teen dating violence, for the "Love Is Not Abuse" campaign..
- ↑ Birthdate/Myspace
- ↑ Mis Quince Magazine February 5, 2008.
- ↑ Gonzalez Extra Newspaper:2
- ↑ CW Lounge Jaslene Gonzalez:1
- ↑ Abusive Relationship - Seventeen
- ↑ Top Model Winner
- ↑ Elite Models
- ↑ fashion model directory
- ↑ New York Post
- ↑ U.S Weekly
- ↑ InTouch Weekly
- ↑ Vibe Vixen
- ↑ ZooZoom Magazine
- ↑ Colures Magazine
- ↑ Latina
- ↑ Hombre
- ↑ 6 Degrees Magazine
- ↑ Seventeen Magazine
- ↑ Urban Latino
- ↑ Bleu Magazine
- ↑ 6 Degrees - Vanidades Cover Confirmed February 7, 2008
- ↑ Scene Magazine
- ↑ JamRock Magazine
- ↑ Splendor Magazine
- ↑ Time Out Chicago
- ↑ MetroStyle
- ↑ Lot29 Fall/Winter 2007 Ad Campaign
- ↑ Lot29 Spring/Summer 2008 Ad Campaign
- ↑ Lot29 Billboard
- ↑ Second Time Square Billboards
- ↑ American Salon Magazine
- ↑ Marianne Stores
- ↑ 33.0 33.1 Time Out Magazine
- ↑ Cesar Galindo
- ↑ Supermodels Unlimited Magazine August 2008
- ↑ Supermodels Unlimited Magazine September/October 2008
- ↑ Heart On My Sleeve
- ↑ YRB Magazine
- ↑ COACD
- ↑ James de Colón S/S 08
- ↑ Latino fashion Week
- ↑ Fashion Week
- ↑ Project Runway
- ↑ Cesar Galindo S/S 09
- ↑ Custo Barcelona S/S 09
- ↑ Elda De La Rosa S/S 09
- ↑ Soledad Designs S/S 09
- ↑ Adolfo Sanchez S/S 09
- ↑ Jose Duran S/S 09
- ↑ Farah Angsana Couture S/S 09
- ↑ Time Out New York
- ↑ 11th Annual New York Chocolate Show
- ↑ TRL
- ↑ In Touch Weekly & Live with Regis and Kelly
- ↑ Jensen!
- ↑ Puerto Rican Day Parade
- ↑ WWD
- ↑ CBS The Early Show
- ↑ Ryan Leslie - Addiction
- ↑ Aventura's "Por Un Segundo"
- ↑ abc - Love Is Not Abuse Campaign
|Wikinews has related news: 'Top Model' winner Jaslene Gonzalez on her career and being a Latina role model|
- Jaslene Gonzalez in the Fashion Model Directory
- Jaslene Gonzalez at the Internet Movie Database
- The Internet Fashion Database
- Top Model Biography
- Jaslene Gonzalez at MySpace
- Teen Vogue
- Elle Girl
- Glamour Magazine
- Seventeen Magazine
- Mis Quince
- Elite Model Management
- Marie Claire
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