Niki Taylor Biography
Niki Taylor (Nicole Renee “Niki” Taylor ) is an American supermodel and a television presenter. Taylor first appeared on the cover of Vogue at 15 and became the youngest model to do so. She was the face of Cover Girl cosmetics, Nokia and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Niki Taylor Age
Taylor is 43 years old as per 2018 born on March 5, 1975 inFort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Niki Taylor Sons
Taylor has four sons namely; Ciel Taylor Lamar, Jake Martinez, Hunter Martinez.
Niki Taylor Children
Taylor has four children 3 sons namely; Ciel Taylor Lamar, Jake Martinez, Hunter Martinez and a daughter called Rex Harrison Lamar.
Niki Taylor Family
Taylor was born to Ken and Barbara Taylor, a highway patrol lieutenant and a photographer, respectively. She was raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and attended Cooper City High School. Taylor has an older sister, Joelle, and had a younger sister, Krissy born 1978 died in 1995.
Niki Taylor Husband
Tylor is currently married to Burney Lamar since 2016. Previously, she was married to Matt Martinez from 1994 to 1996.
Niki signed with Irene Marie Models in South Florida when she was 13. There she met Jean Renard a photographer, who later became her manager. Taylor subsequently won a Fresh Faces contest in New York City and a $500,000 modeling contract. Her first magazine cover was an issue of Seventeen (August 1989) at the age of 14. At 15 years, her photo appeared on Vogue making her to become the second youngest person to appear on the cover of the magazine. The first person was Brooke Shield.
When she was 16 years, the model was among the youngest people who have ever been featured on the most beautiful people by the People Magazine. The following year, Taylor became the first spokesmodel younger than 18 to sign a major contract with CoverGirl becoming a feature in their national advertising campaign. Some of her other ad campaigns have been for Thierry Mugler, Escada, Liz Claiborne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Versus, Anne Klein, L’Oréal, Gap, Lee Jeans, and Pantene. Taylor remains the only person to simultaneously have six enormous billboards in NYC’s Times Square, three of which displayed her image continuously throughout the entire year.
She has appeared on the covers of the six major American women’s fashion and fitness magazines in the same month in May 1996: Allure, Vogue, ELLE, Marie Claire, Self and Shape.
Taylor began a modeling comeback in September 2016 which has seen her return to the top tier of industry again, shooting covers, editorials and features for major magazines including Paper Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, British Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and American Vogue. She has been shot for Marc Jacobs, Jennifer Fisher.
Taylor has been a strong fixture in the fashion and mainstream press in September 2017, her personal style earning her best dressed titles in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Hello magazine and WWD.
Niki Taylor Other Ventures
Outside of modeling, Taylor was once involved in interviewing for segments of the syndicated program Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Taylor also covered events for NBC and guest-hosted MTV’s Fashionably Loud.
Taylor launched her first fragrance in the fall of 2005, “Begin by Niki Taylor.” She also founded the Begin Foundation for the Advancement of Women in Business. Taylor introduced the finalists on friend and co–Cover Girl spokesmodel Tyra Banks’s talkshow in 2007. Taylor and male model Tyson Beckford co-hosted the new Bravo series Make Me a Supermodel. It premiered on January 10, 2008. Although the show was renewed for a second season, during the filming of the second season, Taylor did not return as co-host since she was pregnant.
On March 6, 2011, Taylor became a contestant on the fourth edition of The Celebrity Apprentice. Taylor was considered the star performer by her team in the first task and was even rewarded $35,000 for her charity (American Red Cross) because of her efforts. She became the third person to be fired on March 20. Taylor had been the project manager for her team’s third task and after they lost, she humbly took accountability for their defeat and did not even choose two people to come with her to the boardroom, wishing to not instigate any conflict within her team. Despite the respet Donald Trump declared he had for Taylor for taking responsibility for loss he still fired Taylor. She returned for the May 1, 2011, episode to help the Men’s Team, Team Backbone, in a Hair Show Task.
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Supermodel Niki Taylor speaks out about losing her sister to heart disease
Supermodel Niki Taylor lost her only sister, Krissy, to heart disease when she was just 17 years old.
“She was my best friend, she was my gravity … even to this day, I think about her all the time,” the American icon told Fox News in a rare interview in which she opened up about the death of her sister, who was also a fashion model.
When she passed away in the mid-’90s, Krissy was at the top of her modeling career. She had appeared in dozens of fashion shows with her big sister and landed coveted magazine covers and campaigns for brands like Cover Girl.
It was Niki who found her sister unconscious at the family’s home in Florida in July of 1995. She had attempted to revive her before she was pronounced dead. Her sister cause of death was a Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD).
According to the American Heart Association, ARVD occurs if the muscle tissue in the right ventricle dies and is replaced with scar tissue, which can ultimately disrupt the heart’s electrical signals and cause arrhythmias.
Symptoms of ARVD can include palpitations, shortness of breath and fainting.
Niki said Krissy never showed any direct symptoms but was generally an anxious person, especially before fashion shoots and go-sees.
Diagnosing ARVD can be challenging, Steinbaum said. It’s normal for our heart to pound and pump when we get nervous or anxious, but walking around town and feeling your heart pound and pump is not normal, she explained.