Model Nikoleta Morales and Her Additional Careers as a Journalist and a Publicist
Nikoleta Morales is an award-winning model, a pageant queen, an entertainment journalist, and a publicist based in Chicago.
She has won the titles of Ms. American Elegance Woman IL 2020, Miss Royalty International Duchess 2021/22, and Miss Royalty International Spokesmodel 2021/22.
Nikoleta, who has worked as a model for about two years now, has appeared in, and worked with, Supermodels Unlimited, Model Icon Inc., and Victoria Henley’s Magnifique Modeling Show, among other events. She has been featured on the cover of Magic Image Hollywood Magazine, Supermodels Unlimited, Marika Magazine, and other publications. I was also selected as one of the Supermodels Unlimited models for group billboards in New York and for a solo billboard in Las Vegas. She has modeled for the highly prestigious New York Fashion Week and Chicago Fashion Week.
As a journalist, she covered the Oscars in person in 2019 and 2020. A custom-made dress was designed just for her by Mario & Jorge for the 2020 ceremony.
What made you decide to become a model?
I started doing pageants first, before I transitioned into modeling. Through my journey, I discovered that I enjoyed modeling more than pageantry. Being a model inspires me to be creative, express myself and wear designer clothes that make me feel unique and confident. It allows me to tap into a different version of myself each time and have fun while doing so. I love the feeling of runway modeling and the energy that comes with it. What I love most about modeling photoshoots is that I get to be as creative and as authentic as I want, and to inspire other women to feel beautiful.
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Who is your inspiration or role model?
I look up to women like JLo, Kim Kardashian, and Megan Fox because they are not only successful and beautiful, but are also able to inspire other women to feel sexy and confident, no matter what their age. They are also mothers like myself, and I can relate to the work that it takes to be successful and beautiful while still being a mother to your children. They are showing me that it is possible to do it all, and do it successfully, while being unapologetically you.
What do you enjoy most about modeling?
The freedom to be as creative as I want and the opportunity to express myself without limits.
What are some of your biggest modeling accomplishments?
Being featured on billboards in New York, on magazine covers, and on my own solo billboard on the Las Vegas strip. I also won a few modeling awards and was featured at Victoria Henley's Magnifique Fashion Show this year. She is known as one of the America's Next Top Model contestants.
How do you prepare for a new photoshoot?
I tap into my higher self and my creative energy. I enjoy each shot taken as if it were my first. I also love having my makeup done and dressing accordingly, creating a perfect blend of confident and unique styles.
Who is your favorite designer and why?
My favorite celebrity fashion designer is Carolina Herrera. I interviewed her in person once in Chicago at her fashion show and she mesmerized me with her unique, clean, and beautiful designs which send the message that simplicity can be beautiful. She was extremely kind and she loved the outfit that I had picked for my interview. On a local level, I absolutely love Mario & Jorge; they designed my Oscar dress. Their gowns are beyond gorgeous. They make you feel confident and are extremely unique in design and style, with a touch of authenticity and culture.
Why should an agency hire you?
Because I know how to work hard, to hustle, to never give up on my dreams. I also have a unique Eastern European look and star quality. Having worked among– and with– Hollywood stars for over 10 years, I have learned what it takes to be a star, a proper role model, and a professional. I also love modeling and have an extreme passion for it.
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What is your message to our Heart Of Hollywood Magazine readers?
Always be your true, authentic self and believe in your dreams. Never let someone's “no” stop you from following your dreams. Remember that failure, just like success, is a part of life.
Photo Credits: Billy Montana.
Makeup and Hair: Juliana Jawarish.
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