N I K K I G A L
"Nikki Gal represents a new generation of models,
who are increasingly called model-preneurs."
- Vogue Magazine Ukraine
As a fashion model, Nikki Gal has worked with top fashion brands and has been seen on the covers and pages of top international fashion magazines such as Harper's Bazaar Bulgaria, Grazia Croatia, Marie Claire Serbia 2 times, as well as Glamour Bulgaria. She has also been featured in fashion editorials of numerous international fashion magazines across the globe including Japan, Australia, Romania, Vietnam, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Estonia, Russia, Greece, Canada, China, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Mexico, Poland, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Sweden. She is the second American model to grace the cover of Marie Claire Serbia. Becoming signed to 2 modeling agencies by the time she had turned 16 years old, she carved her own path in the modeling industry as a versatile and resourceful fashion model in today's society. To this day, she keeps her passion for fashion close to her heart as well as her work ethic. By balancing both an edge and a glamorous demeanor within her modeling career, she has proven that a fashion model can show more than just one face, but a series of faces. Nikki's strong and striking appearance has been acknowledged by international fashion photographers and designers through the years who have encouraged her within her career to embody the multitudes of her aura within fashion. Having a positive impact in the fashion industry, she has encouraged other models to find their own light through the art of fashion, self-expression and the celebration of individuality. In 2023, Gal was named "Model of The Year" by former model, actress and publisher Catalina Magee for The Celeb Story Magazine.
Nikki's passion for artistry is reflected within her multi media and graphic design legacy. With becoming fascinated by visual art influences such Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh, Gal was a keen art student in her school years as a teenager. In 2019 she launched her digital art company, See Thru Nikki, which reached over 10 million impressions via social media by 2021. Gal's career as an artist gave her the platform to create art with a strong purpose and message. She believes her mission as an artist is to create a positive and influential impact in our world by promoting artistic values. In 2020, Gal launched an art piece titled, "Say Her Name" to bring awareness to six female lives lost due to police brutality in the United States of America. The piece was acknowledged by many public figures, including actresses Zoë Kravitz, Amber Riley and Tracee Ellis Ross, musicians Sheila E., Ice Cube and Ashanti, as well as American author and activist Ibram X. Kendi. Her artistry through the years has been widely recognized and publicized for its colorful style and signature technique. Other notable figures that have acknowledged Gal's art include television personalities Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Nicky Hilton, Kathy Hilton, Teresa Giudice, Kyle Richards and Carrie Ann Inaba, singers Gwen Stefani, Paula Abdul, Christina Milian, Meghan Trainor, Dixie D'Amelio, The Pussycat Dolls, Rina Sawayama, Tinashe, Sugababes, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland, Kelis, and Cher Lloyd, former Victoria's Secret models Miranda Kerr, Helena Christensen, Yasmeen Ghauri, Tyra Banks, Alessandra Ambrosio and Lais Ribeiro, as well as actresses Vanessa Hudgens, Jameela Jamil, Marisa Tomei, Daniela Monet, Brenna D'Amico, and Ali Ewoldt. As an artist in today's modern world, Gal has brought a new vision to digital art and reinvented how it is translated and utilized in the business world. See Thru Nikki has become a tool for business owners, by combining the fundamentals of digital design with the fast-paced business industry. With helping thousands of clients build and navigate their companies with the vibrant and engaging power of the arts, Nikki Gal alongside her company See Thru Nikki play an empowering role for a multitude of industries, platforms and individuals. In 2022, Nikki Gal was named one of the 101 cool, candid and courageous women in art by Goss Magazine and has been acknowledged as a distinguished artist in our present day.
As a multi-faceted entrepreneur, Nikki has founded several successful businesses in the creative industry. She has a deep understanding of the business world and is always looking for new opportunities to grow and innovate. By 2022, she founded and launched 4 more companies in addition to her first company founded in 2019. In 2022, Gal developed a sustainable fashion brand, Gal Intimates, providing comfortable and affordable intimate wear. The brand was showcased via social media campaigns in 2022 and 2023, featuring notable fashion models and influencers wearing the inclusive brand.
Top fashion industry outlets have recognized Gal as an influential figure for a new generation of models who are increasingly called 'model-preneurs'. The term 'model-preneur' refers to women who actively combine a career in modeling with an entrepreneurial career, giving them the opportunity to develop and evolve in many facets. Through the years, Gal has moved the fashion industry forward by using her voice to challenge the one-dimensional mindset. Galvanize by Nikki Gal, a content consulting company founded by Gal in 2022, was created to enhance women who wish to achieve a multi-faceted career in business with integrating productive leadership, social media marketing, and business development in correlation to targeting creative interest. In present day, Gal is best known for her multi-faceted professional work and legacy. Within her entrepreneurial endeavors, she has prioritized other women in the entrepreneurial industry to pursue their dreams and transform their dreams into a creative career. Within leadership and a firm understanding of proactive mindset, Gal continues to influence and set an inspirational example for aspiring and established trailblazers.
As a passionate advocate for mental health and woman's wellness, Nikki Gal launched non-profit organization and platform Raw Talk with Nikki Gal to promote raw conversations of women's mental health and candid topics women face in their everyday lives. Raw Talk with Nikki Gal reached international audiences in 2021, hitting 40 countries with Gal personally conducting interviews with women of all walks of life, race, and profession. In 2023, Gal launched digital media campaign titled, "In Her Mind.", where the campaign showcased 40 women from across the world, pertaining specifically to social media's effect on the female brain, body image and the importance of self-esteem. Gal became a public speaker in addition to her mental health advocacy, and has made guest speaker appearances on international podcasts. She has had the pleasure speaking with other female advocates within our society, by using her voice to make a positive change in how we view each other and ourselves. Gal has become a voice for adolescents specifically speaking on topics such as self-esteem, body image, as well as mental health visibility in the education system within the United States of America. She has publicly spoken on numerous platforms that target young girls and teens. Gal has also spoken publicly and has spread awareness against animal cruelty, where she has spoken out against the dog and cat meat trade industry happening in our present day world. As an animal lover and owner herself, she firmly believes it is her responsibility to protect animals and their lives.
In 2022, Gal launched a multi media art series titled, "State of a Woman", in advocacy of women's mental health and the art of raw emotion. The art series has been featured in international contemporary art exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon by contemporary art magazine Al-Tiba9, as well as the series also being published in their collectors’ Art Book, A LIKE ARTIST, in 2023. In 2023, Gal became an official ambassador for Scottish-based nonprofit organization, The Big Yellow Force, in mission to help raise awareness for women suffering from endometriosis. In 2023, Gal also launched her non-profit and podcast The Model Memo with Nikki Gal, where Gal actively advocates for the modeling industry through hosting candid conversations and discussions with model guest speakers from across the world.