FULL NAME: Nikita Rokita
BORN: April 20, 1993
HOMETOWN: Chicago, Illinois, USA
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Unpredictable, ambitious, adventurous, curious and motivated.”
GO-TO DRINK: “Hendricks and soda, with muddled cucumber – zero carbs!”
PHOBIA: “Bugs – all bugs.”
GIRL CRUSH: “Victoria Beckham – hands down! She went from my all-time favourite Spice Girl to this amazing fashion icon who is such an inspiration to so many women including myself.”
LIFE MOTTO: “I’m down!”
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I guess it all started in Chicago, Illinois, where I grew up and was always working hard and learning how to become a young entrepreneur. I was very determined and knew what direction I wanted to go in life. After college I moved to L.A. where I transitioned out of coding and development, to UI/UX web and app design to opening a restaurant! Once I decided I wanted to be the face to represent my brand, I started doing a bit of modelling. I guess you could say I fell in love with it, and it’s taken me to where I am today.
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
I’m a total homebody. Everybody automatically assumes I love to be out every night but I’m the total opposite of that. My prime time is 5am – I’m a total morning person. I’d rather be in bed early and get up early.
When do you feel sexy?
I definitely get in my zone when I’m in front of the camera — no matter what the situation or environment around me may be. I’m a total flirt with the camera and I like to give it my all.
What is your best asset?
Physically – my smile! I think everyone has their best smile when it’s candid, mid-laugh or while you’re just thinking and smiling about whatever it is that is on your mind.
What have you learnt about men over the years?
Everything I need to. Men are actually quite simple when it comes down to it. The key is learning to understand them and the way that they think. It’s us girls who men have to look out for! They could probably live an entire lifetime and still not be able to confidently say they’ve figured out women. We’re complicated.
What’s next for you?
Well, here’s a plot twist – I’ll be opening the very first keto restaurant based out of Los Angeles. It has been my dream, my passion, my baby… basically, my entire life has been dedicated to creating niKETO. I believe anyone with a dream has the ability to make it come true – even if it takes everything you have. It’s better than having regret over the chances you did not take years down the line.
Photographed by Rocky Batchelor
Styling by Belinda Roelofs
Hair & make-up by Simmy Carr
Lingerie & bikinis by Mary Holland Lingerie
Videography by Alex Scapens
Shot on location at White Pearl Resorts, Mozambique
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