Cory Wade is a model, musician and an activist in the LGBTQIA community. He is best known for appearing on multiple seasons of America’s Next Top Model (CW Network) both as a contestant and later as a recurring guest host. In 2015 Cory hosted the world’s first ever “Queer Fashion Week” in Oakland, CA which was featured in the Huffington Post. He has also made great strides in putting an emphasis on the fashion scene in Philadelphia by hosting and helping to coordinate multiple runway events featuring local Philly designers. Cory has collaborated with designers such as: Edwing D’Angelo, Dom Streeter, Stevie Boi, Heartless Revival, Michelle Uberreste & BlckBts to name a few. Cory is also a seasoned musician/ stage performer. He has performed as “Angel” in multiple equity productions of Jonathan Larson’s RENT and he performs regularly with his own original band. Cory takes active involvement in the LGBTQIA community and has spoken at multiple pride events to advocate for authentic self expression, the social integration of gender non-conformity and all around equality.