Runway: You recently took part in a photo shoot for Runway. One of the first things we noticed-aside from your sweet personality-was your confidence. What’s your secret to being so confident?
Jayde Nicole: I think it’s just something I was born with. My mom always taught me to hold my head up high and be strong and confident in everything I do. Confidence is definitely something you need to have in this industry and in Hollywood.
R: How was it growing up in a small town?
JN: Amazing. When you’re a little kid, there’s nothing better than having a lake in your backyard, acres of forests to play in and hundreds of trees to build forts in. I think it really made me who I am today and I wouldn’t change it for anything
R: Did you always dream of becoming famous?
JN: Nope! I don’t actually think I knew what being “famous” was when I was younger. I knew I always wanted to be a model, but never really knew anything about celebrities or fame. I didn’t even have cable TV until I was about 19.
R: Describe your personal style.
JN: I think I’m either comfy-casual during my off time or classy, sexy but very girly when I go out or am working.
R: What’s your daily beauty regimen?
JN: Most of my beauty routine is at night. I usually cleanse with my Clarisonic, tone and use my antioxidant vitamin serum. Then I use Eminence Mango Night Cream, a little nighttime eye cream and then I get as much beauty sleep as possible! In the morning, I make sure I take my vitamins, eat healthy throughout the day and drink plenty of water.
R: You recently became a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Nutritionist. How do you plan to utilize these new accomplishments?
JN: I’ve been interested in fitness and nutrition for most of my life. I became a vegetarian at a very young age and had to learn how to get the proper nutrition to my body. Over a 15-year process I visited trainers, dietitians and doctors; read hundreds of books and studies; and eventually became a personal trainer and fitness nutritionist myself. I want to use all of my real-life experience and the science behind my certifications to help educate everyone struggling with their body image. I am launching a fitness supersite, jaydenicole.com, that creates specific workout and nutrition plans for each individual client, along with a social support section of members and me 24 hours to help keep everyone on track and inspired!
R: How do you manage such a busy schedule?
JN: I use my calendar religiously. I have to stay super organized or I would go crazy! Plus, I have an amazing assistant who works as hard as I do. I would be lost without her.
R: What motivates you?
JN: Beaches! And feeling sexy and confident. I keep pictures of aqua blue oceans and white sand beaches on my fridge, in my room and around my house to help inspire me!
R: How do you cope with rumors and negative press?
JN: I use it to push myself forward. At first it used to upset me, but in reality, all my good friends and family know who I am, and I know who I am and that’s all that matters. Having people who love you and people who hate you is just a part of the job, and you have to learn to appreciate the love and ignore the haters.
R: What advice would you give to women interested in modeling?
JN: Make sure it’s something that you REALLY want to do. Modeling is a lot of hard work and you have to have a very strong sense of self and confidence to succeed.