US-based Supermodel Nicole Trunfio cuts ties with hometown Dubbo

US-based Supermodel Nicole Trunfio cuts ties with hometown Dubbo
US-based Supermodel Nicole Trunfio cuts ties with hometown Dubbo

The Texas-based super model Nicole Trunfio has quietly cut her ties with Dubbo, the NSW town where she was born.

The glamorous 31 year old model, who has been a mentor on the American version of Make Me a Supermodel, has sold her first home purchase.

It fetched $500,000 in a recent off-market deal, to relatives.

Records show that Trunfio built the home after paying $84,000 for the 825 sqm vacant parcel on a council subdivision in 2005, when she was just 19 years old, some four years into her modelling career.

The four bedroom brick veneer home was built costing at $250,000.

Trunfio was born in the Dubbo in the Orana Region before relocating to Western Australian when she was a young girl.

She retains a Perth property, which was bought for $180,000 around the same time as the Dubbo purchase.

Late last year she and her husband, musician and singer song-writer Garry Clarke Jr bought Indian Hill, a ranch in Texas.

The 20 hectare ranch in Kyle is not far from the Texas capital Austin, where Clarke Jr grew up.

The property came with a two storey, four bedroom home. Outside there's a 15 metre pool and extensive grounds which feature a 14 stall stable with separate living quarters and a horse riding ring.

The ranch had been up for sale at US$1.6 million.

Trunfio has posted pictures to her Instagram followers of herself, Clark and their young son Zion enjoying their vast property.

They also took to Instagram last month to announce they are expecting their second child, a baby girl.

An image of herself and Zion was accompanied with the caption that herself and Gary "cannot wait for her arrival and to extend the evergrowing love of our family."

Trunfio had been spotted by the Vivien's Model Management agency when she was 15 years old, while visiting her sister who lived in Perth.

She said she was asked if she wanted to be a model to which she responded 'absolutely not!'

Trunfio quickly changed her mind, suggesting she thought that Fox might give her and her sister "50 bucks if she can take my photo".

Indeed Trunfio went back, let her take her photo, and she gave them $50.

Trunfio has gone on to win the third series Supermodel of Australia TV in 2002. She finished runner up in the international version, Supermodel of the World, a year later.

She spent years studying acting in New York and featured in her first Australian movie, Two Fists, One Heart, in 2008. She played the role of Italian temptress Jessica.

She was a mentor on the first season of The Face Australia.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.



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