Taylor Marie Hill is an American fashion model who became famous as a Victoria’s Secret Angel at the age of 19. Born in Palatine, Illinois, and brought up in Colorado, she comes from a very closely knit family of four children. It was only by chance that she was discovered by a photographer and modelling agent in a barn in her hometown in Colorado that changed her life. It took some coaxing to get her to go to Los Angeles for a photo shoot; but after that the fortunes of the quiet country girl took a turn. Today, she is a leading model with op international brands and has appeared on almost all glamour magazines. Her endorsements are highly sought after and she has a huge following on social media. She has even acted in a few films and walked the ramp for various shows. Her other siblings are also seen on the sidelines of show business and as per some reports in social media, they will soon be coming up with a family debut in the fashion world.
Rise to Fame & Career
Taylor Marie Hill was discovered by photographer and modelling agent, Jim Jordan, at the age of 14 at a barn in Granby, Colorado, where she grew up. After she completed her High School in 2013, she was featured on the Italian clothing label Intimissimi’s catalogue and the print campaign for the American fast fashion retailer ‘Forever 21’.
Her entry in the world of glamour was a grand success that can be judged by the fact that in 2013 she was offered the role of Jessica in the short film ‘Hollywood Temptations’.
In 2014, she modelled for ‘H&M’ and walked the ramp for the famous ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’ that was her stepping stone to becoming one of its famed and youngest Angels.
She became one of the faces of the brand ‘Rosa Cha’ with models like Erin Heatherton, Frida Gustavasson and Barbra Palvin.
Her performances drew large crowds and viewership on social media as a result in August 2015 she won the ‘Model of the Year’ title in social media at the Fashion Media Awards.
Her success got her the role of a model in the film ‘The Neon Demon’ in 2016 and she made her debut as number 17 in the Forbes’ list of ‘The World’s Top Earning Models’, with estimated earnings of $ 4 million between 2015 – 16. She was also named the new face of the French luxury perfume ‘Loncome’.
She has appeared in a number of international fashion and high society magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Madame Figaro, Dazed and Marie Claire.
Taylor may be called a supermodel in her own right, who has walked the ramp for almost every international big brand and has appeared in advertisement campaigns of high society products.
She has signed up with several modelling agencies including IMG Models, Ford Models, No Ties Management, Traffic Models and White Cross Management.
Her brother, Chase, and sister, Mackinley, have also shown interest in modelling and intend to hit the fashion scene as a family team.
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Taylor Marie Hill was born in Palatine Illinois, USA, on March 5, 1996. She is of mixed Caucasian ethnicity. Her parents later moved to Arvada, where she was raised and brought up as the second child of four siblings of a closely knit family. She completed her schooling and graduated from Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado.
As her peers in high school made fun of her skinny legs, she was initially hesitant to go into modelling. However, she gained confidence with the support of her family and on her 15th birthday she flew to Los Angeles to appear for her first photo shoot and from there on, there was no turning back for Taylor Hill.
While in school, she dated Jordan Jack, who later posted their photographs on social media when she became famous. However, that was only puppy love.
Currently, she is known to be dating talent agent and former model, Michael Shank. However, there is no talk of taking the relationship further at the moment.
Before getting into modelling, Taylor was a gymnast and a physical fitness enthusiast. She enjoys drawing, snowboarding, music and reading in her free time. She also is an avid Crossfit trainer and occasionally practices yoga for mental wellbeing.
She makes it a point to find time to visit orphanages to do social service and hopes to someday become an agent of change and a voice for the defenceless.