THE COLE FILES
NICKNAME: Tay Tay, Yat (Tay backwards), T-bone, Bones.
SWEET HOME TEXAS: I grew up with my dad in Arlington, TX, blocks away from Six Flags, Wet ‘n’ Wild, and the Texas Ranger Stadium. What more could a girl ask for?
FAVE DESIGNER: Right now my go-to designers are TYSA and Isabel Lu for everyday and for events, William Rast jeans and Falguni and Shane Peacock couture.
I LOVE MY…Stylist. One of the coolest perks of this job is getting to go to events and dressing up for them. Left to my own devices I would probably wear a little black dress to everything, but my stylist, Emma Danoff, brings me an amazing selection from new designers. Then we get to hang out and play dress up!
LAST FASHION SPLURGE: YSL Tribute heels.
BEAUTY CHEAT SHEET: Faux tan! Get that natural glow with a tan, but to save your skin always use spray tans or self-tanners. If you don’t have time, Laura Gellar makes a great body frosting in the shade Tahitian Glow that you can use wet (for a darker look) or dry and put all over – especially the leg, and it looks amazing.
FAVE RESTAURANT: Casa Vega, Sushi Park, and Pace are just a few.
FAVE GETAWAY: I actually love being in my house! I get so little free time, and I just redid my place, so I am loving being there and getting to hang out with my friends playing pool or chill movie nights.
FIRST MODELING GIG: Full page beauty shot in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
QUIRKS/ PHOBIAS: I’m a very competitive, fierce ping pong player, and I’m afraid of spiders.
GUILTY PLEASURE: Pole dancing – I love how it makes me feel and it keeps me in shape. It is an amazing workout without feeling like a chore.
I SECRETLY WISH I COULD…sing. It’s such an honest talent.
DREAM DINNER GUEST: Audrey Hepburn- one truly graceful lady.
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Personally: My Daddy. He’s the most positive and amazing light in my life. Professionally: My Mom. She’s so driven and knows how to get things done.
BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU EVER GOT: My dad always says, “Never quit.”
ENGAGING BEAUTY: CSI MIAMI ACTRESS TAYLOR COLE
HYDROGEN MAGAZINE: You started out as a model, travelling to France, Germany, Australia among many other places. What was that like for you and what are your best
memories from that time?
memories from that time?
TAYLOR COLE: Traveling the world at such a young age exposed me to a variety of cultures and provided a global perspective you just can’t learn from a text book. The people I met and friends I made along the way were priceless.
HM: A lot of people might not know this, but you are a very accomplished athlete, playing volleyball in high school and travelling the country with the Junior Olympics squad. Tell me about that.
TC: I played on club teams from 7th grade till I tore my ACL in a pre-season game my senior year. Everything happens for a reason though. I turned my energy towards modeling which opened my eyes to acting.
HM: There is an interesting story about how acting came into your life. Weren’t you visiting family when an opportunity presented itself unexpectedly?
TC: Yes. I was visiting my mom in LA during a pilot season. She asked if I wanted to be sent out. Having nothing to lose, I went for it. I booked a show and moved out to LA from New York within the year.
HM: Tell me about working on Summerland and working with your step-father on the show.
TC: Being my first show, it was a blessing having my stepdad next to me through it all. I got to ask him all the stupid questions I didn’t know, like what’s a boom, mark, or if I could get fired at a table read. Most people didn’t know we were related at first due to different last names. We had to tell the writers a possible love story in the books was not gonna happen!