Niki Taylor, known as Nicole Taylor, is a former American beauty pageant winner and television show host. She is the winner of Miss Texas USA 2000, Winner of Miss Teen USA, and second runner of Miss USA.
In fact, she has to be one of the most successful beauty pageant winners of the states till now. As of now, Taylor is active as a pageant consultant for various Texas pageants. Today we will be discussing more this beauty and her life.
Here are interesting facts about the former pageant holder.
Niki Taylor: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Nicole Renee Taylor|
|Birth Date:||March 5, 1975|
|Birth Place:||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA|
|Education:||San Jacinto College|
|Height:||5 feet 11 inches(180 cm)|
|Weight:||59 kg(130 lbs)|
|Hair color:||Dark Blonde|
|Profession:||Model, Television personality|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
Niki Taylor: Kids and Family
As of now, this 44 years old beauty is married to her loving husband, Burney Lamar, a NASCAR driver whom she met during one of her autograph sessions.
Likewise, they got engaged in October 2006 and married a year later on December 24, 2006, at Grande Colonial Hotel located in La Jolla, California. Following the union, the couple welcomed their child, a daughter named Ciel Taylor Lamar, on March 4, 2009. After that, she gave birth to her second child, Rex Harrison Lamar, on November 16, 2011.
However, this is not the first marriage for the beauty queen. Before this, the blonde beauty was married to Matt Martinez, who she met during a coin-toss at an Arena football game in Miami. Matt was the former Miami Hooters linebacker.
Moreover, the couple eloped and married in Los Vegas in January 1994 after their fateful encounter three months ago. Following their union, Taylor gave birth to their twin sons, Jake and Hunter, in December 1994.
Unfortunately, after two years, the couple parted ways due to some unknown reasons.
Niki Taylor: Accident
On April 29, 2001, the young Taylor got into a life-threatening accident in a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia. Apparently, her then-boyfriend, Chad Renegar, was attempting to answer his call when he lost control of the car and, as a result, crashed into a utility pole.
Luckily, Taylor was wearing her seat belt, which prevented her from being thrown out of the vehicle. But she did suffer from severe injuries, a collapsed lung, and liver damage. Also, two steel rods were implanted in the back to support her spine.
Furthermore, the young Taylor was left in a coma for six weeks and then bedridden for a month. She had to go through 56 operations and physical therapy at Grady Memorial Hospital, located in Atlanta.
Early Life and Education
The beautiful model and former beauty pageant holder, Niki Taylor was born Nicole Renee Taylor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The beautiful model is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Also, she follows Christianity by religion.
Similarly, she was born to her father, Ken Taylor, a Highway Patrol Lieutenant, and Barbara Taylor, photographer. Taylor grew up with her two sisters, Joelle Taylor and Krissy Taylor. Unfortunately, her younger sister, Krissy, died of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia on July 2, 1995.
Moreover, along with her siblings, Taylor was raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and attended Cooper City High School. It was during her college that Taylor found her niche in the pageants world.
Age and Height: How Old is Niki Taylor?
The former beauty was born in the year 1975, which makes her 44 years as of now. She celebrates her birthday every year on the fifth of March. Also, her birth sign is Pisces, and people born under this sign are known to be sensitive, intuitive, but passionate as well.
Despite being in her 40s already, the model still has a youthful appearance. She stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches(180 cm) and weighs around 59 kg(130 lbs). On top of that, the model has got a slender body, which she maintains with rigorous exercise and diet.
Moreover, she has dark blonde hair and attractive brown eyes. Not to forget, her most noticeable feature has to be her mole or beauty mark just above her lips. It gives her more sexy vibes.
Professional Career: Who is Niki Taylor?
Before she was a beauty queen, Taylor was a model. She started her modeling career at the age of 13 after signing a contract with Irene Marie Models in South Florida. She then met photographer Jean Renard who became her manager later.
Furthermore, at the age of 14, Taylor appeared on the magazine cover of Seventeen. The following year, she was on the cover of Vogue, the second youngest person to do so after Brooke Shields.
Likewise, in 1991, Taylor became the youngest person to be featured in People magazine. During her prime year, the young model achieved more than anyone could imagine. She signed the contract with CoverGirl at the age of 18, making her the most youthful to do so.
Aside from that, the beautiful model has also done ad campaigns for Thierry Mugler, Anne Klein, L’Oreal, Gap, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Pantene, Versace, and a few others. Moreover, she has graced the cover of magazines like Allure, Vogue, ELLE, Marie Claire, Paper Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, British Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, American Vogue, and so on.
Taylor then began her career on the big stage as a state pageant, Miss Texas Teen USA 2000, held on Thanksgiving weekend in Houston, Texas. She held the title of Miss Texas Teen USA that year.
Following that, Taylor participated in the Miss Teen USA pageant in August 2000 held in Shreveport, Louisiana. Also, as a television host, the former crown holder has appeared in many television shows such as The Amazing Race, The Early Show, and much more.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2019, the former beauty pageant winner has a net worth of $1 million. Likewise, Taylor makes around $450,000 to $600,000 annually from her professional career. Other than being a model and television personality, the blonde beauty makes extra from consulting various pageants held in Texas.
Moreover, she also acquires additional income from other projects such as photo shoots, endorsements, and brand deals. It seems the American beauty is living a blissful and luxurious life with her rent with her family.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 82.6k Followers
Twitter– 75.2k Followers