Born in Jamaica then came to the states at the age of five . She is of Jamaican and German ancestry. Before the show, Jackson worked as an exotic dancer. Before that she went to Kaynor Technical Highschool in Waterbury Connecticut for fashion design before realising her potential for modelling the designs, rather than designing them herself. She then moved to Jersey City, NJ where she was living when she auditioned for America's Next Top Model.
America's Next Top Model
Jackson started out strong, winning the first CoverGirl of the Week title and one challenge, winning a spread with cycle 6 winner Dani Evans and fellow contestants Ebony Morgan and Janet Mills, despite having been attacked by fellow contestant Bianca Golden for being an exotic dancer. She had her hair cut short and dyed dark blond as her makeover. She was chosen by Enrique Iglesias to be a featured girl in his clip Tired of Being Sorry and totalled two first call-outs. However her self-confidence then went crashing and she was the first girl to be eliminated in China, due to a poor CoverGirl Cosmetics commercial in her second, consecutive bottom two appearance.
After Top Model
Despite losing, Jackson was still signed to a modeling agency. She signed with Major Model Management in New York City and Fusion Model Management, located in Cape Town, South Africa just like fellow contestant Bianca Golden. Since she has modelled for Carmen Marc Valvo Couture, Eugene Gallegos, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Enchant, Vogue Knitting, Fall 2008 and Tracy Reese, Spring 2009. Appeared as a model in Season 11 of Project Runway in Spring of 2013. She won project runway as the winner's model, with Michelle Lesniak Franklin.She won a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and $25.000 dollars from loreal Paris EverStyle