At 19-years-old, Taylor Hill is the youngest Victoria’s Secret model. In fact, she was announced as of the 10 new Victoria’s Secret Angels. Taylor is not settling down anytime soon. In fact, she intends to live her life to the fullest.
Hill has already purchased a new custom black Edition Range Rover Evoque, valued at $70,000. She only walked the runway for five years before signing a multi-million dollar contract with Victoria’s Secret, according to Pulse News. Sources close to Hill told TMZ that she purchased the new SUV as a birthday present to herself. Hill also plans to match her brake calipers to the vehicle’s black and red interior.
A recent report also said that Taylor Hill is one model “to watch.” The Colorado teen was discovered at age 14 when her agent and photographer did a photo shoot at a barn where the teen rode horses. In a 2013 video, Taylor gave the details about the beginnings of her modeling career.
“I was scouted in Granby, Colorado, really close to where I live. I was maybe fourteen, I think. He came up to me and my mom in a dude ranch, which is kind of like a horse ranch….”
“The scout “said, ‘Have you ever thought about modeling?’ And I was confused as to what that even meant. I never thought I could ever me a model. I was not very confident when I was younger. I used to think I was really ugly.”
“People don’t ever believe me when I say that, but trust me. I had really, like, long, straight, frizzy hair and, like, glasses. I was super-awkward and skinny and tall. That was my life.”
Taylor made her big break in 2013 when she walked for several shows including DKNY, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ralph Lauren, Roksanda Illincic, and Vivienne Westwood. Taylor quickly became a favorite among high-fashion brands across the globe. Looks like Kendall Jenner has some serious competition.
In a candid interview with Vogue magazine, Hill explained why she wanted to get into modeling.
“I hated high school. I was really tall and skinny. I have a weird personality when you get to know me, I was really shy because I was so tall and I had bad posture and was like ‘Hey guys!’”
“Then I started modeling and all of these people who didn’t talk to me started messaging me on Facebook, like, ‘Hey remember me?’ I thought, Yeah, I remember how mean you were to me!”
Taylor made her Victoria’s Secret debut at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She also hosted a PINK event that same year. Taylor’s unique looks and svelte body obviously made her the perfect candidate to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
The following clips explain how Hill became a “super awkward” girl to one of the sexiest models alive.
The model also revealed to Vogue magazine on how she keeps her “bombshell body.” It’s easy for her to stay slim and lean since she’s been a gymnast her whole life. She also credits CrossFit, weight training, and yoga for giving her a toned and fit body.
“Well, before I was a model, I was a gymnast. I started at a young age—it gave me a good work ethic that translates to my workouts now. I like high intensity sessions that I can get done quickly, so I do CrossFit at a gym in L.A., and when I’m in New York, I just work out in the gym in my building, doing weight training. I don’t try to burn fat, I want to look toned and fit. For a Candice Swanepoel butt, I do weighted squats, or use ankle weights to do leg lifts on all fours. For my abs, I use a weighted ball and do twists for 20 reps. CrossFit is really intense, so I like to balance that training with yoga—it’s nice to have slow movements, where you can find inner peace.”
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