Fast Facts

  • Aspired to become a marine biologist before going into modeling.
  • After winning a New York "Fresh Faces" contest, appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine at the age of 14. 
  • Was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue at 15, and the first model under 18 to sign an exclusive contract with Cover Girl.
  • Appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three consecutive years (1997-99), and on the cover of the magazine's 1998 calendar.
  • Was involved in a near-fatal car accident on April 29, 2001.
  • Starred in the video for country singer---and ex-boyfriend---Keith Urban's 2002 hit "Somebody Like You."
  • Founded the Begin Foundation for the Advancement of Women in Business, which helps women with limited resources implement their business ideas.
  • Has appeared on more than 400 magazine covers, including Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle and  Glamour, and has modeled for The Gap, Liz Claiborne and Victoria's Secret.
  • Is a supporter of the American Red Cross and the Victory Junction Gang Camp.


  • Jake Martinez — Son
  • Burney Lamar — Husband
  • Ken Taylor — Father
  • Krissy Taylor — Sister
  • Matt Martinez — Ex-husband
  • Hunter Martinez — Son
  • Joelle Bolline — Sister
  • Barbara Taylor — Mother
  • Ciel Taylor Lamar — Daughter
  • Keith Urban — Ex-significant Other
  • Rex Harrison Lamar — Son


  • Birth Name: Nicole Renee Taylor
  • Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Profession: Model, TV host

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