IMG_60081. Please tell us about yourself.

I am 20 years old, born and raised in Orange County. My background is Japanese- Hawaiian and my family is from Maui. I love the beach (of course, it’s California!) and I am a huge auto enthusiast. I am also a makeup junkie and animal person. My favorite food is spaghetti, I could live off of spaghetti. Just a couple random Nikki facts haha.

2. How did your get involve in the modeling industry?

I started modeling because people were constantly telling me to but I never took it seriously. However, when I had free time I decided why not and have been modeling ever since.

3. What is your happiest memory?

My happiest memory is probably when my boyfriend and I took our Jeep and blasted fireworks off the top of it in a business park…it was so much fun and there were so many people. It was like our own personal Disneyland firework show!

4. Who is your favorite model?

My favorite model is Chanel Iman, she’s beautiful!

5. What is your greatest fear?

Spiders and heights…I’ll still go on roller coasters though!

6. Have you ever searched for yourself online?

Yes of course haha nothing really interesting popped up that I wasn’t expecting.

IMG_60107. What is your daily schedule like?

I wake up at around 6:45 a.m. and get ready for work. I work 8-5 and then go workout when I’m off.

8. What is your favorite fitness activity?

I actually love going to the park with my friends and doing squats up the stairs with resistance bands.

9. Do you have advice for new models in the business?

Know when to say NO because it’s not worth being uncomfortable or taken advantage of. Also, take a bodyguard with you (I take my boyfriend haha) because safety should always be your priority.

10. What is your motto?

My motto is ‘Never mistakes, only lessons’ (Yes I know Rihanna has this tattooed on her, that’s my girl!).

11. Who is your real life hero?

Hmm…too many people, I can’t just pick one.

12. What inspires you?

I find inspiration in so many things whether it’s people or nature or art…really depends where I am.

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13. What is your idea of a perfect man?

Someone who makes me laugh, looks out for my best interest and is driven. Generic I know but those are necessities! Oh and a cute smile…gotta have a cute smile.

14. What is your idea of a perfect date?

Honestly I’m happiest staying in and wearing sweats. So a movie night with a home cooked meal!

15. What would your ideal vacation be?

Somewhere with a beautiful beach, a lot of sunshine, and good food! (Soooo could be Mexico, Hawaii…who knows)

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