NAME: Niki Taylor|
WEIGHT: 125 lbs
HAIR: Dark Blonde
BORN: March 5, 1976 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is also where she grew up.
DISCOVERED: When she was 13 her mom sent pictures of her to agencies in Florida. One signed her and pretty soon she was doing shoots for French catalogues and magazines like Seventeen.
AGENCY: New York-IMG, Paris-IMG, UK-IMG.
INCOME: Made approx. $4 million (U.S.) in 1994. Her estimated worth in 2000 is $6.1 million. Her Cover Girl contract is worth $9 million. Earns about of $15,000 a day.
RÉSUMÉ: Models for Cover Girl in commercials, print ads, and billboards. Youngest ever model to be signed to a multi-million dollar contract (L'Oreal and, in Sept 1991, at age 17, Cover Girl). She is the youngest model to appear on the cover of Vogue. Niki made the cover of Seventeen when she was just barely 14 and had made her first million by 16. Has major modelling contract with Liz Claiborne. Owns own company Niki Inc. Has her own calender.
TATTOOS: Has a tattoo of a sun on her foot and two more tattoos on her buttocks. Has a dolphin tattoo on her ankle because she would have been a marine biologist if she wasn't a model.
HOME: Has apartment in New York City, Miami, FL, and an Idaho ranch owned by Matt's parents.
SWEETIE: Divorced from Matt Martinez, 24, a football player for the Miami Hooters. She now has a pro-hockey player (Panthers center) boyfriend, Rob Niedermayer.
EXERCISE: Her motto is "Catch it before it falls." She exercises four times a week with a trainer. She also does kick-boxing and yoga.
OTHER: Her sister, Krissy Taylor, who died at her home in July of 1995 at the age of 17 because of asthma, was also a top model. She has two twin sons named Jake and Hunter, both 3 years old. She (in a red sleeveless dress) and her sons (naked in her arms) appeared on the Feb '96 cover of Harper's Bazaar together with a pictorial inside.
Images of Niki Taylor are copyright © left to right: Sports Illustrated, March 98 Cosmopolitan magazine