Nicole Trunfio
Birth Name Nicole Trunfio
Birthday March 16, 1986 (age 28)
Height 1.78m (5'10")
Ethnicity Italian-Australian
Birthplace Merredin, Australia
The Face AUS Season 1-present


Nicole Trunfio is an Australian fashion model and television presenter who is best known as the winner of Search for a Supermodel who went on to have international success and then became a model mentor on the American version of Make Me A Supermodel. She is currently a model mentor on the first season of The Face Australia.


Raised in Merredin, a country town in Western Australia, Nicole Trunfio made the gutsy move to relocate to New York as a teen after winning Channel Ten’s Search for a Supermodel competition in 2002.

Over a decade later she is now a prominent figure in the fashion industry and has worked with some of the industry’s leading photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Klein, Greg Kadel, Terry Richardson, Alexei Hay, Karl Lagerfeld, Guy Aroch, Patrick Shaw, Michael Saunders, Pascal Chevalier, Max Cardelli, and the late, legendary Richard Avedon.

Nicole has appeared on the cover of Australian Vogue and Elle. She has also been featured in the inside pages of Vogue (Australian, British, Italian, German, Russian, and Spanish), Elle (French, Italian, Australian and German), Harper’s Bazaar (American, Australian), Marie Claire, Jalouse, Flair, French and Allure.

Nicole has walked the international runways for designers such as Versace, Chanel, Fendi, Gucci, Valentino, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, John Galliano, Dolce and Gabbana, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar De la Renta, Sonia Rykiel, Costume National, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Blumarine and D&G.

Nicole often returns to Australia for work and has recently shot campaigns for Isola by Megan Gale swimwear and Pleasure State lingerie. She is also an ambassador for Kookai and Lavazza.

In 2009 Nicole appeared as a model mentor in the second season of Bravo TV’s Make Me a Supermodel in the US. That same year she appeared in the Australian film Two Fists, One Heart featuring Jessica Marais and Tim Minchin. Her next project is a role alongside Sam Worthington in his new movie Paper Planes, with production commencing early 2014.

When not jetting around the world for work, Nicole enjoys photography, playing the guitar, reading and writing poetry, running, and other extreme sports such as dirt biking and skateboarding. She is the lead singer of Henry Blak, a band based in NYC, and has also founded the successful fine-jewellery label Trunfio Jewels.

Nicole currently lives in New York with her musician boyfriend Gary Clark Jr.

Team NicoleEdit

Nicole's team currently holds the record of the fastest time to lose half of it's members, losing both Shenika Rule and Susan Yovan by the second week of the competition. Nicole's team became the first in the franchise's history to be completely decimated prior to the finale, losing all of it's members by the fourth episode.


     – Eliminated
     – Withdrew
Category (mentor) Models
Team Caroline (U.K. 1) Anouska Freedman Melise Williams Shenika Rule Susan Yovan


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