Nikki is gorgeous, fun, has high energy, and loves Super Smash Bros. What else can a man ask for?! Her Instagram is filled with photos with her in flirty bikinis, and I mean cmon, why wouldn't you want to see constant updates of that? I was exploring Instagram one day, and naturally I came across her page, and I'm really glad that I did! Check out the interview below:
Facebook: Nikki Murciano
OTC: What’s your name?
NM: Nikki Murciano :)
OTC: How old are you?
NM: 19 years young
OTC: How did you get into modeling?
NM: My mom FINALLY let me go to an open call with my first agency, NEXT Miami, and the rest has been my greatest journey yet!
OTC: Who takes most of your pictures?
NM: I like to shoot with a lot of different people to get a variety but I think I’ve shot with Matt Pluz the most, being about three times.
OTC: Are you signed to an agency?
NM: Yes! My wonderful agency is MP Mega Miami :)
OTC: Where are you from originally?
NM: Born and raised in Miami, Florida
OTC: What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
NM: My strongest memory would probably be being 5 or 6 years old and watching girls do gymnastics and thinking I could do the same thing. It ended in me falling flat on my face (literally) from a high bar with my two front teeth through my chin. Maybe not a happy memory, but a pretty damn strong memory to say the least!
OTC: If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
NM: No where! I love Miami. I need sun year round.
OTC: Do you travel a lot?
NM: Yes, but I’d love to travel more
OTC: Which country that you’ve been to is your favorite?
OTC: Do you go to school? If so what are you studying?
NM: Yes! I’m in college and studying to be a Pediatric Occupational Therapist
OTC: What has been your favorite photo shoot/campaign so far?
NM: I absolutely loved working for the magazine, Fit For Fun, because it was so relaxed and everyone gave in such a good energy.
OTC: Is having a good connection with the photographer important to you?
NM: CHEMISTRY IS CRITICAL
OTC: Who is your favorite photographer and why?
OTC: Do you have a special ritual you do before or after a photoshoot?
NM: Before a shoot I eat extremely healthy, not really because it’ll make any difference appearance wise, but I notice it makes my mood a lot happier and I’m much more confident in shooting. After the whole shoot is done, I immediately shower and take off all the makeup, put on my baggiest sweat pants, and eat like crazy.
OTC: Have you made any friends in the modeling industry? How do you help each other?
NM: Yes! It’s great to have friends in the industry because everyone knows exactly what everyone else is facing on a day to day basis and it’s nice to have a comforting sense that someone understands this whole industry with you that so many people don’t understand at all.
OTC: Do you practice poses or do they just come naturally to you?
NM: Being a model, your mirror is your best friend. And yes, people have walked in on me doing some weird high fashion poses in my bedroom!
OTC: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to get the perfect shot?
NM: There are always shots of models lying on rocks at the beach and the first time I went for that shot, there were crabs all over the rocks, barracudas in the water right next to me, and glass shards randomly in place around my feet. But you’re damn right we got some good shots.
OTC: What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you on set?
NM: While shooting at a private museum, my crew and I had to be super sneaky because security walked around kicking people out that were shooting. I was going through windows, basically out on roofs, and changing wardrobe where people were walking in trying to enjoy the museum.
OTC: Who is your favorite model at the moment and why?
NM: I think I’m in love with a model, Marta, because she has so much personality come through her pictures and she also looks like someone that I’d love to be friends with.
OTC: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
NM: So happy that I don’t know what to do with myself
OTC: Professionally, what’s your goal?
NM: I’ve reached my goal in feeling like I have reached success in this career. From here on out, everything is just a great plus.
OTC: Tell me about the editing process for your Instagram photos
NM: If they’re professional photos I’m posting, it’s a big no-no to edit anything the photographer has given you. On the other hand, with selfies or pictures of outings, lower the brightness, heighten your contrast. You’ll be amazed what one simple trick can do.
OTC: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
NM: Shamefully spend twenty minutes looking at all social media before finally getting up to pee.
OTC: Tell me about your diet and workout routine
NM: I try (really hard) to run every other day and do small work outs that help out the core of your body. If your core isn’t strong, everything else is going to be out of whack no matter what. As for diet, I eat generally healthy with the occasional Five Guys burger thrown in there.
OTC: What are 5 things you can’t live without?
NM: My Clarisonic, my green tea moisturizer, my actual green tea to drink, a physical calendar I can write on, and strawberries.
OTC: What’s your go to makeup brand/product and why?
NM: I absolutely love Bobbi Brown but my bank account definitely doesn’t. Sephora and NYX have some great affordable products. I would be lost without my Sephora liquid liner or my NYX liquid illuminator.
OTC: What superpower would you have and why?
NM: Ever since I was little, I wanted the ability to stop time. Think of all the free food you’d be able to get!
OTC: Which question do you hate to answer?
NM: “Do you actually eat?”
OTC: What’s your scariest experience?
NM: Passing out at a shoot, hands down.
OTC: Are you an early bird, or a night owl?
NM: Can I say neither? I really enjoy sleeping!
OTC: Sun or snow?
NM: Sun. Get the grey skies away from me
OTC: Boats or jet skis?
NM: Jet skis, boats make me fall asleep in twenty minutes or less
OTC: Dresses or skirts?
NM: Dresses, no pants are the best pants
OTC: Books or movies?
NM: Movies because they’re faster but I’ll always read the book first.
OTC: Hugs or kisses?
NM: Kisses! It’s Miami affection.
OTC: Silver or gold?
NM: Love both but I probably have more silver, it lasts longer
OTC: Singing or dancing?
NM: Singing and belting notes no one should ever have to hear.
OTC: Tattoos or piercings?
NM: Piercings! Tattoos are too permanent
OTC: Money or fame?
NM: Money, you can always have fame if you have enough money anyway
OTC: Washing dishes or doing laundry?
NM: I hate both of them equally
OTC: Cooking or eating?
NM: Nothing better than eating what you spent all day cooking!
OTC: Spicy or mild?
NM: Mild, never spicy
OTC: Grammy or Oscar?
NM: Whichever as long as I get to wear the pretty gown
OTC: Long or short hair?
NM: Long, so much more to do with it
OTC: Netflix or chill?
NM: Gimme a blanket and a new series and I’ll be happy
OTC: Wine or beer?
NM: Wine, purely because I could feel like my life is more together with a glass of wine.
OTC: What’s your favorite drink?
NM: I can drink mojitos all day
OTC: Do you go clubbing a lot?
NM: Why go clubbing when I have a perfectly comfy couch with my imprint on it?
OTC: What’s your favorite shot and why?
NM: None because I’m on the floor after one (Also not really a drinker)
OTC: Would you ever buy a guy a drink at a club/bar?
OTC: Tell me about your craziest night out
NM: My craziest nights always weirdly end with me and my best friend, Adri, losing each other.
OTC: What do you do when you’re Off the Clock?
NM: If I can go to the beach, that’s probably where I’ll be
OTC: What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
NM: I’ve swam with nursing sharks in reefs? I’m terrified of everything so that was a big step.
OTC: Have you ever been skinny dipping?
NM: Yes, but never in the ocean
OTC: Are you single?
NM: Not one bit
OTC: What does your dream date night consist of?
NM: A home cooked meal and maybe a game or two of super smash bros
OTC: What’s the most important quality of your dream man?
OTC: Where can people find you?
Facebook: Nikki Murciano