Lanisha Cole

Lanisha Cole

Facts of Lanisha Cole

Date of Birth February 13, 1982
Gender Female
Birth Country Pasadena, California, United States
Nationality American
Net worth $500 thousand
Height 1.70 M
Weight 58 KG

Widely known to audiences as “The Model Photographer”, the 38-year-old model who’s the face of Milani/Jordana, from California really lives up to her nickname, whether it be modeling or photography. She might be a familiar face to the viewers of “The Price is Right” too, because she was a rotating model in both Bob Barker and Drew Carey eras.

She has also appeared in movies, unsurprisingly, and is a professional photographer. Seemingly, she is into all forms of on-screen art, so today, we’d like to take a look at the story of Lanisha Cole.   

Who is Lanisha Cole?

Lanisha was born in Pasadena, California, on February 18, 1982. A Los Angeles native with a motivation to dedicate herself to the arts, she showed an unappeasable interest in the workings of a camera, and the subtle little secrets to becoming a good photographer from a young age.

 She is a self-taught and self-empowered photographer, for the most part. Driven by a passion that sparked through studying many a talented director /photographer, her desire to stand in front of a camera comes from knowing what goes on in the back, the unseen space. 

Every one of her works is full of little personal touches, that wouldn’t be possible to add, unless, there’s a secret.


She has had a career that has spanned over 18 years. She slowly transitioned from photographing the artists, musicians, actors, and models that she worked with, to becoming a model herself, all the while taking everything as an opportunity to build her portfolio and hone her skills.

The 37-year-old started appearing on screen at the turn of the century, appearing in singer Avant’s music video for “My First Love”, which helped set the snowball for her on-screen-career in motion. Since then, she has appeared in a number of movies, TV series, a video game, and music video. 

Image: 1Lanisha Cole in a Pharell music video.

But since 2014, she has been more focused on her career in photography, opening a studio in Santa Monica, and devoting all her energy to her first love.

Mostly known for being a model on The Price is Right, she was in legal entanglements with them some time ago, after she filed a suit for sexual harassment against producers Michael G. Richards and Adam Sandler.

Work Ethic

You wanted to know her secret right? Well, here it is. Her personal relationship with each of her subjects allows her to capture them in a personal and intimate way. She prefers to work one on one during her shoots, really getting to learn about her subject. 

The result is a photo that is genuine and captures the true nature of each of her clients. She’s the best at spending a day on location, getting to know a subject while making great imagery in the process, which is one helluva technique.


Lanisha is not the one to advertise her relationships on social media, but one of them was kind of a big deal, an aftershock following a tremor. She had also ended her famous marriage a few years prior to that, which was an interracial one. She was married to Rich Licht, whom she ahd been together with for more than 5 years. She had to deal with a lot of racism at the announcement of her engagement.

 Anyways, let’s get back to the big story. His name is Nick Cannon, the ex-husband of Mariah Carey. He had divorced the singer in 2016, and a year later, his name was associated with Lanisha Cole. 

Image: Lanisha Cole with Nick Cannon

The news broke in 2017, about the relationship between Cole and Cannon. Surprisingly, the public only knew about it after it ended, for the model is quite introverted, surprisingly. But she stated, in an Instagram message three years back that the couple were in good terms, even after the breakup, which is good to see. 

Net Worth

Cole might not be an A-Listed actor or a model that frequently appears in popular music video, latter of which was true in the past. But it can be said that she has made bank throughout her career, with her hard-work and dedication.

Through various sources, calculations and fact-checking, we have come to the conclusion that the model is worth around $1.25 million, all assets combined. Her career in different sectors have led to her having a decent amount of fortune for someone who’s not too famous.  


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