Her face has lit up Times Square, she’s modeled in the world’s top fashion capitals and featured in campaigns for Revlon, L’Oreal and Versace.
The sought after Durban-born model, Nicola Breytenbach, who was spotted by her mother’s hairdresser at fourteen and got her big break when she was booked as French luxury house Christian Dior’s in-house model, has enjoyed a modeling career beyond her wildest dreams. She’s graced the pages of the international editions of Cosmopolitan, Elle magazine, Vogue and American Marie Claire and worked alongside international supermodels Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.
The highlight of her modeling career was landing a R4-million contract with Revlon as the face of their Absolutely Fabulous campaign – leading to that traffic stopping billboard at New York’s Times Square.Signed to the Donald Trump owned modeling agency, Trump Models, Nicola has made cameo appearances in series two and three of the popular reality TV series, The Apprentice, and starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond.
The glamour girl wed US businessman Ben Steiner in Saint-Tropez in 2008 and the couple have two children.
Nicola channels a lot of her energy and time in supporting the Diamond Empowerment Fund as the organization’s first Angel Ambassador along with being the Coordinator and Board Member.