Nolé Marin is a fashion industry icon, and the owner/director at AIM Model Management in New York City. He is a fashion notable who occasionally does hair and wardrobe for models before their shoots, and well as organize spreads within ELLE magazine itself. Currently he has been appointed as the fashion director for the international fashion and entertainment news agency Runway magazine.
Marin is also known for his outstanding roles as a coach on MTV's hit series MADE. He still has coached on the hit series more times than anyone before. Along with his notable spots as a MADE coach, he is also famous as a judge on the UPN's hit series America's Next Top Model cycles 3 and 4, which saw contestants Eva Pigford and Naima Mora winning the competition respectively. During his time as a judge, he often feuded with co-judge Janice Dickinson. Their conflicts eventually boiled over and they both left from the show in 2005, Marin being replaced by runway coach J. Alexander and Dickinson by fashion icon Twiggy. Marin returned to the judging panel for the show's 12th cycle, as a guest judge in the third episode.
Marin being a major animal lover, he has a pet pomeranian named Empress Minnie who made several appearances on America's Next Top Model.
Marin has also made several appearances on the second cycle of Canada's Next Top Model as the photo shoot director, which saw Rebecca Hardy win. In the third cycle he became a series regular, appearing in each episode as the artistic director for photo shoots.
He was a judge on True Beauty, Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher's reality show. He was replaced in the second season by Carson Kressley.
In 2006 Nolé Marin discovered Sean O'Pry while searching on MySpace scouting for VNY Models. Within just three years of Nolé discovering Sean, Forbes magazine released an article in a 2009 issue noting O'Pry as the most successful, and highest paid male model the world has ever seen. To this day Sean is still ranked #1 in the model world.