Nikki Taylor Biography
It was then the start of her professional modeling career. Two years later she had already her own company and was already a millionaire. At the age of 17 she appeared on the cover on Seventeen. Also at 17 she appeared on the cover of Vogue, making her the youngest model to grace the cover of the prestigious magazine.
All in all, her face has graced more than 400 magazine covers across the globe. In May of 1996, the issues of Allure, Vogue, Marie Claire, ELLE, Shape and Self had her face for their cover. These were then aptly named Nikki Six. In 1991, she was one of People Magazines 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1998, she appeared on the 1998 cover of the swimsuit calendar of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She also appeared in its 1997, 1998 and 1999 issues of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1992, she became the spokesmodel of CoverGirl for their national ad campaign. She became the first under 18 spokesmodel of CoverGirl.
Her other ad campaigns included Nokia, LOreal, Pantene, Liz Clairborne, Ellen Tracy and Lee Jeans. At the height of her career she had six billboards at the Times Square at the same time. She also appeared in the show Lifestyle; guest hosted the Fashionably Loud on MTV; and, did some covering events for NBC. She was also on the music video Somebody Like You by Keith Urban.
In 2001, Nikki went to rehab for her problems of addiction to the painkiller Vicodin. Her addiction was caused by her accident April that year. She was critically injured when the driver of the car she was riding at answered his cell phone. The car lost control and eventually smashed into a pole. Although wearing a seatbelt, which probably saved her life, she suffered severe injuries including liver damage and collapsed lung. She was under the state of coma for six weeks. She had more than 80 operations after the accident.
Today Nikki lives at Brentwood, Tennessee with her husband and sons.