Toccara Jones is an American fashion model, actress, and television personality who hails from Dayton, Ohio. Toccara was a contestent in the television reality show America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 3 and finished in seventh place. Her career has taken off from there and she is an advocate for plus size equality in the modeling industry.
Toccara appeared in the “All Black” Vogue Italia, July 2008. She also appeared in the December 2008 issue of Ebony magazine.
For the Vogue Italia shoot, she was photographed by Steven Meisel for the July, all black issue of and had a 14 page spread in the magazine. The “Black Issue” featured significant past and current black models in response to the “black out” of black models preventing them from getting hired for print and runway jobs.
She has also appeared on the cover of Be, The Next Level Magazine, Black Men , Black Hair, Braids, and King magazines.
Jones has modeled for Ashley Stewart, Avon, Torrid, New York and Company, Target, Essence magazine, Vibe 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, Elle Girl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America’s Next Top Models 2005 and Alice & Olivia Fall 2006. Jones 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.
Jones continues to model by participating in BET’s Rip the Runway. At the 2009 Rip the Runway, which was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Jones featured several items by designers including: Project Runway’s Korto Momula and Portege.
In May 2010, she has landed her first major UK modelling job with High Street store Evans, modeling their Summer collection.
Jones has co-hosted an episode of 106 & Park. She also worked for BET as a correspondent for The Black Carpet and a co-host of Take the Cake.
Additionally she has appeared on The Tyra Banks Show and hosted America’s Next Thick and Sexy Model on the show. She recently was one of the former Top Model girls who appeared in post show interviews in America‘s Next Top Model: Exposed.
Jones has appeared on for VH1, Celebrity Paranormal Project, Celebrity Fit Club, and Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp.
She has released her own work-out DVD called Toccara’s Fabulous Work-Out for Real Size Women. The work-out DVD is a program for the everyday woman who wants to exercise but wants to have a good time doing it.