Jayde Nicole was Playboy′s Playmate of the Month for January 2007 and Playmate of the Year in 2008. The brown-haired, brown-eyed beauty was the first Canadian Playmate of the Year in 26 years. She follows in the footsteps of Dorothy Stratten and Shannon Tweed. Born on Feb. 19, 1986, Jayde Nicole is from Port Perry, Ontario. She started modeling when she was 6. Jayde graduated with honors from Port Perry High School in 2004. When she left college to become a model, her mother handed her an issue of Playboy and urged her to give it a shot. In 2005 she founded her own modeling agency. In addition to Playboy the 5-foot-9 stunner has appeared in Details, American Curves, FHM, Elle, Cosmo and Vegas. She has a tattoo of the word “Respect” above her pubis bone. She chose that location because it wouldn’t be seen during most modeling jobs.
With her body, it’s no surprise that Jayde is a personal trainer in Los Angeles and owns her own fitness company selling workout DVDs and supplements. Jayde loves spending time outdoors and lists hiking as one of her favorite activities.
In addition to personal training, Jayde Nicole has worked as a creative director for photo shoots and has trained as a photographer. A strong supporter of animal rights, Jayde is vegan and has posed in a lettuce bikini for PETA. She has been a volunteer mammalogist at the Aquarium of the Pacific, where she cares for harbor seals, sea lions and sea otters. Jayde started her own animal rescue, the JNF Foundation. The foundation rescues medical-needs Chihuahuas from kill shelters, helps them get healthy and finds them forever homes. Jayde is also a dog owner and lover.
In 2009 Jayde had her first feature film role in the Italian comedy Un'estate ai Caraibi. “I’m always on the go,” she told Playboy, “but I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Read what Jayde has to say about modeling – and her guilty pleasures – in her Facetime interview.
It’s amazing a woman this busy can find time for love, but she does. Most famously she dated actor Brody Jenner and appeared in several episodes of MTV’s reality show The Hills. She was featured on The Girls Next Door and The Bunny House and also played herself on Holly Madison’s show Holly’s World.