Real women have curves.  This is what Make Me A Supermodel host Niki Taylor wants to convey in the new issue of Fitness magazine, which hit newsstands today.  As someone who started modeling professionally at a very tender age, she has quickly become a millionaire and has established her own company in her teens.  And after spending 19 years in the modeling circuit, Taylor has proved to be knowledgeable in her craft and has proved herself worthy of being called a supermodel.

“I was only 14 when I began modeling, and I was skinny too,” Taylor said in the magazine.  “I started working with a trainer at age 16 to help my body get more definition; I had my babies when I was 19.  Now I’m in my 30s and I’ve got curves. So my body has gone through many changes.  Yes, there is a lot of pressure from the industry, but I think women are prettiest when they look like women.”

Taylor, who has over 400 worldwide magazine covers to her credit, has learned how not to let the pressure get to her, which is also what she tries to impart on the competitive reality series Make Me A Supermodel.

“It comes down to knowing your own body,” the Make Me A Supermodel host said.  “I used to practice posing in front of a mirror.  Modeling is like acting without words…you have to learn how to move in a way that says something.  When I’m nervous, I think about my husband, and that gives me confidence.  Being secure in how you look comes from never taking yourself too seriously.  It’s as much about an attitude as it is your size and shape.”

On the other hand, life wasn’t always smooth sailing for Taylor, who was critically injured in a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia seven years ago.  Although she was not thrown from her vehicle at the time, she suffered internal injuries, including a collapsed lung and serious liver damage.  The accident also left her unconscious for six weeks.  Despite the unfortunate chapter in her life, Taylor learned to live life to the fullest.

“My husband and I ride Harley-Davidsons!  I’m a bit of a daredevil these days,” she said.  “After my accident, I think I realized it was good to embrace life.  My faith is really important to me, and I’m less afraid now than before.”

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV