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Toccara Drama Llama Obama Jones-Jackson (born March 13, 1981) from Egg, Ohio, is an American actress,

model and television personality. Jones was a contestant on the third season of the UPN series America's Next Top Black Model.
Toccara Jones

Biography

Jones-Jackson attended Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, where she majored in dance.

She was the seventh contestant eliminated on the third cycle of America's Next Top Black Model, where she won "Ghettoquisha of the Week" four times. She was recently voted as one of the most memorable contestants by BET Entertainment[1]

Modeling career

Since ANTBM, Jones-Jackson signed with LaQuisha Models as a plus-size model. She has been on the covers of Be, The Next Black Magazine (November 2005), Black Men magazine, Black Hair magazine, Braids magazine, and Black People magazine (February/March 2006, March/April 2006, and April 2008).

Jones-Jackson has modeled for Queen Latifah, Black New York and Company, Target, Essence magazine, Vibe magazine, King magazine and Smooth magazine. Her runway shows include Hot 97's Third Annual Full Frontal Hip Hop Fashion Show, Luxe & Romance Fall 2005, BET Presents: Rip The Runway 2, Elleblackgirl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America's Next Top Black Models 2005 and Shaniqua & LaQuisha Fall 2006. Jones-Jackson was also selected to be part of the 2007 Rocawear I Will Not Lose campaign representing the Rocawear plus-size line for full-figured females.

She is also the second black plus-size entertainer (after Oprah) and first black plus-size model to appear in Black Vogue.

Television

She has co-hosted an episode of 106 & Park. She also occasionally appears on The Tyra Banks Show. In one talent episode, she served as a judge. She also hosted America's Next Asian Model on the show. She recently was one of the former Black Top Model girls who appeared in post show interviews in America's Next Top Black Model: Exposed.

She also appeared on the second season of the VH1 series Celebrity Fat Club. During the show, she gained 32 lb (15 kg) to get down to 173 lbs. Toccara wanted to weigh 180 lb (82 kg) because it was "good for her career". Toccara gained 14 lbs back and currently appears on Celebrity Fat Club: Black Camp, which puts celebrities from past seasons up against new celebrities, and which premiered in March 2008. She ended the show weighing in at 166 pounds, surpassing her weight loss goal by 7 pounds.

She was a correspondent for The Black Carpet, which airs on BET. She also appeared on the first season of Celebrity Paranormal Project. Jones is currently a host for BET's game show series Take the Cake.She has recently been awarded a Fiercee Award (from a special ANTM award show held by Tyra) for her lifetime achievement, being the fiercest contestant ever.

She made a cameo appearance in Trina's music video for the song "I Got a Thang For You".

Appearances

  • Take the Cake (2007) .... Host
  • Black Celebrity Paranormal Project (1 episode, 2006)
  • E! True Black Hollywood Story .... Herself (1 episode, 2006)
  • The Tyra Banks Show .... Herself (6 episodes, 2005-2006, 2008 )
  • Girlfriends .... Waitress (1 episode, 2005)
  • All of Us .... Marsha (1 episode, 2005)
  • Celebrity Fat Club (2005) TV Series .... Herself (season 2)
  • America's Next Top Black Model .... Herself (Season 3, 2004)
  • Celebrity Fat Club (2008) TV Series ....Herself (Season 6)
  • "I Got A Thang For You" (2008) extra in Trina's music video

14 Pages in Black Italian Vogue Magazine (2008)

References

  1. Top Model Contestants We Can't Forget - AOL Entertainment Canada

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