Taylor Hill (full name Taylor Marie Hill, 5 March 1996) has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the modeling world. However, there is no question that her success is well deserved and that she is only destined for more of all that the modeling world can send her way.
|Backstage at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show|
Already a veteran of the 2014 Victoria's Secret fashion show, Taylor also in 2015 gained the ultimate crown of being named an Angel. She appeared in the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
The story goes that Taylor, then 14, was interested in gymnastics before being discovered in a barn in Granby, Colorado by agent/photographer Jim Jordan.
|Taylor Hill in Numéro Russia, October 2015 (photo by An Le).|
How they both wound up in the same barn in remote Granby, which is on the far side of Rocky Mountain National Park, isn't really a necessary part of the lore, but here it is:
"There is this dude ranch in Granby, Colorado that’s really beautiful and nice. We would ride horses there. My agent, who is also a photographer, was doing a shoot while I was there that weekend. It was fate!"I'm sure Mr. Jordan is now able to buy the dude ranch with his commissions.
Taylor's first huge cover was Elle France in October 2012. She also did Norway Elle that same month. Not a bad place to start!
Taylor went from there to Intimissimi catalog in 2013 and print ads for Forever 21. She has been getting a lot of prestigious covers:
- June Numero
- August Grazia Mexico, Cosmopolitan UK, Russh
- July Cosmopolitan Middle East
- May Harper's Bazaar UK, Harper's Bazaar UK, Cosmopolitan Spain, Cosmopolitan Italy, Cosmopolitan Chile, Cosmopolitan Latvia
- April Elle Turkey
- March Glamour France
- February Pop, Vogue UK, The Sunday Times Style
|Taylor Hill on the cover of Vogue Mexico, May 2016.|
Taylor has many editorials in recent years too, of course:
- February Pop, AnOther, Holiday, Vogue UK
- November Vogue USA, Vogue USA
- September V Magazine, LOVE, LOVE, Vogue Paris
- August Vogue USA, Vogue Paris
- June Vogue USA, Dazed
- May Vogue Mexico, Vogue Paris, Vogue Spain
- February Vogue USA, Document Journal
- November Harper's Bazaar USA
- October Vogue Paris, Numéro Russia
- September Vogue Spain
- March Publications
- February 10 Magazine, 10 Magazine
|Two Taylors, Taylor Swift and Taylor Hill.|
Like many top models, Taylor Hill has made a move into acting. Among her credits:
- Love Advent (TV, 2016)
Taylor Hill has walked for all the big names. Previously known primarily for modelling for H&M, Taylor's rise in the Victoria's Secret world was positively meteoric.
She was extremely excited to get picked for the London Victoria's Secret Fashion Show:
"When I found out I was casted, I was so happy and full of emotion. I even cried for a minute because I just couldn’t believe something so amazing was happening to me! This is the job I’ve been working for and getting that great news is the best feeling."Well, all I can say is, if being a Victoria's Secret model isn't the best job you've ever had, you lead a blessed life. So it's kind of reassuring that Taylor recognizes the specialness of it all.
After walking the December 2014 VS fashion show in London, Taylor hosted an event for Victoria's Secret PINK. Very quickly thereafter, in April 2015 she was one of ten Victoria's Secret models promoted to the ultimate ranks of Angels. How's that for overnight success?
|Another shot of Taylor Swift and Taylor Hill.|
Like many other of the Victoria's Secret models, Taylor is friends with the other famous Taylor, namely Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift, you know, gets around with the Angels and quickly spotted some new blood.
Taylor (Hill, not Swift) also snowboards, has a boyfriend and also a dog. In terms of modelling, her idol is Gisele, and, well, why shouldn't it be? Nice to have a mature, older woman to serve as a role model.
"I especially look up to Gisele Bündchen because she’s an extremely smart business woman who has managed to keep herself relevant in an industry that’s all about the next best thing. It doesn’t get much better than Gisele and I admire her for building such an impressive brand."I'm sure Gisele would be honored if she knew who Taylor was.
|Taylor Hill and Belgian model Yumi Lambert backstage at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.|