The first time I heard about Niki Taylor was when I heard a makeup artist refer to her as a baby Cindy Crawford. I found that especially funny since I was called baby Gia when I first came to New York. Having someone be the baby me must mean that I had really made it. Besides having a beauty mark like me, I think Niki and me resemble each other most in a kind of All-American sexy, girl-next-door kind of way. She had a great attitude about the whole New York fashion scene thing. I also think she was a natural behind the camera—nothing forced or manufactured and that really came through in her pictures.

- Cindy Crawford