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 covers of Seventeen and Allure 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. Closer to home, Niki was the cultural ambassador for the city of Nashville in their “Visit Music City” campaign. Niki’s image drew attention to the milestone anniversaries of the city’s iconic cultural venues from the Ryman Theater to the Bluebird Café and a special tribute to Johnny Cash. The images ran across all social platforms and are part of a yearlong exhibit at the Nashville International airport.
As a spokesperson, model and celebrity, Niki’s image has sold billions of dollars’ worth of products and services and was regularly the driving force of entire multiyear campaigns and her appearance on magazine covers increased street sales. Her calendars were all top sellers and in a testament to her massively broad appeal, she was the only supermodel to have a calendar approved for sale (and become a bestseller) in the very conservative and the world’s top retailer, Wal-Mart. Her ability to consistently boost sales and interest in brands or events became known to industry insiders as the “Niki effect”.
In an era of questionable notoriety, uncertain values and “here today gone tomorrow” celebrity, Niki has achieved a staggering list of accomplishments in every aspect of the fashion industry culminating in an 80% recognition factor amongst American women between the ages of 34 to 50. Niki continues to be recognized worldwide for her exquisite grace, charm and on camera charisma as well as her ongoing concern for the welfare of others strengthened by her own history of coping and conquering adversity. These qualities have led the companies she has endorsed to unprecedented profitability and greater market reach.
Niki has always cared about her industry and those in it, often times donating time to up and coming designers, photographers or publications all the while working for causes and people she believes in.
Her personal interest in fashion, health and general wellbeing has always been a driving force in the personal and professional choices she has made. Niki believes that “Fitness and Wellness are important choices we all have to make, it not about fashion or trends but quality of life that pays dividends for the individual as well as their families. If sharing the lessons I have learned in my own journey can help people accomplish the first step towards this, it will be a fulfilling achievement”. Niki posts and creates her own social media content and finds that this new platform is perfect for sharing her insights into fashion, fitness and empowerment for all.
Niki’s accomplishments include, but are not limited, to the list below: