This Day in Black History: March 13, 1981

Fashion model Toccara Jones was born in Dayton, Ohio. 

Posted: 03/13/2014 12:00 AM EDT
Toccara Jones

Fashion model and host Toccara Jones first came to fame as a fresh-faced contestant on the third season of Tyra Bank's America's Top Model. Jones was born on March 13, 1981, in Dayton, Ohio.

Although she didn't win the competition, her exposure on the television show led to more opportunities in the fashion and entertainment world. Jones signed to Wilhemina Models Curve and has been featured in several magazines including Essence, Vibe, Vogue Italia, and King magazine. She has also modeled for Ashley Stewart, Target and Avon.. 

Jones has also made appearances on several popular television shows including Girlfriends, The Tyra Banks Show, the film Think Like a Man and others. She also released Toccara's Fabulous Workout video in 2009. 

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(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

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