Niki Taylor is one of the most successful models of all time. This south Florida native began modeling at 14 and immediately captured the heart of America and then the world with her “Girl next door” charm and beauty. Niki is in the Guinness book of world records as the youngest model to sign a six-figure deal. She is also the only model to have ever been on six of the major American magazine covers in the same month. Titled by Entertainment Weekly as the “Niki Six”, she graced the covers of Vogue, Allure, Elle, Self, Shape and Marie Claire. She also was featured on more Allure covers and subsequent covers of Seventeen than any other model then, or since.
Niki was the first and only supermodel at the Chinese fashion week held in Hong Kong in 1997, the very week that the city was given back to the Chinese from British control. With the eyes of the world watching this delicate time, Niki not only starred in the shows but was a judge in the young designers’ competition which featured talent from all over China. After the competition, she commented that the amazing talent and creativity she witnessed guaranteed China’s future in the highly competitive international fashion scene. A prediction that has certainly come true.