Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nicky Hilton with her sister Paris Hilton

photo of Nicky Hilton with her sister Paris Hilton
Nicky Hilton 1, originally uploaded by infacinatorinc.

Nicky Hilton (born as Nicholai Olivia Hilton on October 5, 1983 in New York City, USA), is an American fashion model, socialite, heiress, fashion designer and businesswoman. Nicky Hilton is the second daughter of Richard and Kathy Hilton, the eldest being Paris Hilton, and she has two brothers, Conrad and Barron. Her father is of German-Norwegian ancestry and her mother is of Italian-Irish ancestry.

Nicky Hilton is a niece of the child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards and related by marriage to Nicole Richie's godmother, Nancy Davis, whose brother, Greg, was married to Kim Richards.

Nicky Hilton was to receive a huge inheritance, but her inheritance is much reduced now. In December 2007, her grandfather Barron Hilton pledged 97% of his estate to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, founded by his father Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. For the foundation, he made a pledge of $1.2 billion, with a further $1.1 billion due after his death. As such, the inheritance of his grandchildren, including Nicky Hilton, is acutely reduced now.

Starting career as a fashion model, Nicky Hilton has done several runway shows for major designers. She is a regular model for Heatherette along with her sister Paris, usually opening and closing the fashion shows.

Nicky Hilton, along with Kimberly Stewart, was the face of Antz Pantz, the Australian underwear line in 2005. But Hilton was replaced by Australian fashion model Megan Maitland. Hilton also modeled for the cover of Lucire magazine for its New Zealand and Romanian editions.

Nicky Hilton launched her own clothing line, “Chick by Nicky Hilton” in 2004. Her second line of designer clothing for a more mature clientele with a higher price tag, called “Nicholai”, had its debut fashion show for the spring-summer 2008 season on September 9, 2007 in New York City during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW).

Following on the heels of her elder sister Paris Hilton, who helped design a collection of purses for Japanese label Samantha Thavasa, Nicky Hilton also had designed a line of handbags for Samantha Thavasa from 2002 to 2005.

A cartoon series was in plan for the animated life of her sister Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton, and the filming reportedly began in September 2007.

Nicky Hilton tried her luck in business ventures too. In 2006, she entered a partnership to open two “Nicky O Hotels”, in Miami and in Chicago. It seems to be in trouble, as her partners sued her for alleged breach of contract.

Nicky Hilton had dated Brian McFayden and Ian Somerhalder in 2003. But later, she married Todd Andrew Meister on August 15, 2004 at Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, only to split soon as the marriage was annulled in November 2004. Nicky had then dated Kevin Connolly from January 2005 to July 2006.

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