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1st April 2011, 01:10
<br>Those of you who tuned into Fox's fun new reality television program <i><a href="http://www.fox.com/mobbed/" target="_blank">Mobbed</a></i> this evening were in for a real treat.

The plot was simple enough: a man wanted to propose to his girlfriend in the most spectacular manner possible, so the show's host, Howie Mandell, organized a flash mob to dance and sing while he gave her the surprise proposal to end all surprise proposals.

Here are two video clips from Fox:<p><center><object width="680" height="413"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Os5ifBXzoFM?fs=1&amp; hl=en_US&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;color2=0x999999"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Os5ifBXzoFM?fs=1&amp; hl=en_US&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;color2=0x999999" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="680" height="413"></embed></object>

<object width="680" height="413"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-1vgCrKc7L8?fs=1&amp; hl=en_US&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;color2=0x999999"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-1vgCrKc7L8?fs=1&amp; hl=en_US&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0x3a3a3a&amp;color2=0x999999" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="680" height="413"></embed></object></center><p>Not only did the show itself constitute sweet, harmless fun but the girlfriend who was the subject of all of this adulation was supremely attractive.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki06.jpg"></center><p>She exhibited a luscious, full-figured physique with especially soft, shapely arms.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki07.jpg"></center><p>It was especially welcome to see such a curvaceous goddess being the subject of so much public worship. For a moment, the world seemed to revere plus-size beauty in the ecstatic way that it should.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki08.jpg"></center><p>The program identified her as Nikki, and if the name didn't ring any bells with plus-size model fans,<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki05.jpg"></center><p>then this photograph that the program aired should have.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki04.jpg"></center><p>Nikki was, in fact, one of the winners of Torrid's annual "House of Dreams" contest in 2009. Notice even the similarity of her contest picture to the screen cap, above.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki03.jpg"></center><p>Here she is with the other winners on the red carpet.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki02b.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>But it gets even more interesting, because two years earlier, in February 2008, she already did a little modelling for Torrid. Here she is in a prom dress. Even then, her arms were as round and shapely as they are today.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/torrid/nikki01c.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Not only was it wonderful to see a gorgeous and genuinely full-figured girl on prime-time television, but it was especially encouraging to discover that she has a history as a plus-size model. We have long maintained that the best way for the timeless ideal of full-figured femininity to be restored to cultural prominence would be if the public were exposed to the opulent beauty of true plus-size models. <i>Mobbed</I> has at last done this.

And we must offer an additional word of praise for Torrid, for it was Torrid that selected Nikki to be a model in the first place, and later chose her as its contest winner. Clearly Torrid recognized her legitimately full-figured beauty as something that curvy girls everywhere needed to see. And now, thanks to Torrid's size-positive efforts, much of America has at last caught a glimpse of the true shape of the feminine ideal.

- <a href="http://www.fox.com/mobbed/" target="_blank"><i>Mobbed</i>: Official web site</a>

1st April 2011, 17:17
I have had the chance to work with Nikki. I thought I would share a couple photos from the red carpet and a fashion show produced by Cher Rue for St. Jude and Toys for Tots a couple years ago in West Hollywood. She is a total pro.


Nikki in Koffa Couture:


M. Lopez
13th May 2011, 16:49
Nikki is with an agency, as it turns out - an agency in California called Scout Model and Talent.

Here's her online portfolio.


It's wonderful to see that she's a full size 18. That really should be the baseline, standard size of most plus-size models.

Apparently, she still models for Torrid. Product images, mostly - but those portfolio pictures come from a recent Torrid look book called "Dress Boutique":


She has such gorgeous, fleshy arms. This reverse-view pose reminds me of Katherine Roll's recent curve-accentuating test photo, which I loved.


Better yet, it's evident that her soft, shapely arms are contoured by natural fullness, not unattractive muscle "tone."


I do wish that Nikki had fuller, rounder facial features, but she has a fantastic physique.


I can't see why any company would select models skinnier than this, when a size-18 figure shows off dresses so well.


She has attractive legs too. Great images all around.