Taylor Hill’s Ethnicity and Nationality: How Was She Discovered?

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An American citizen measuring 5 feet 9 inches (175.3 cm), Taylor Marie Hill boasts a diverse ethnic lineage comprising Cornish, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, and Welsh, with remote Austrian and Flemish (Belgian) roots.

A Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015 and born to Jennifer Rea (Tate) and David Glenn Hill, the allure of modeling seems to run in the family.

In 2011, during a photo shoot at a Granby, Colorado ranch, photographer Jim Jordan discovered budding supermodel Taylor Hill horse riding with her family, and after photographing her, he presented the images to several agencies, landing her multiple modeling contractsIn 2011, during a photo shoot at a Granby, Colorado ranch, photographer Jim Jordan discovered budding supermodel Taylor Hill horse riding with her family, and after photographing her, he presented the images to several agencies, landing her multiple modeling contracts (Credit: Eugene Powers / Shutterstock)

Two of her siblings, Mackinley Hill and Chase Hill, have also made names for themselves in the modeling industry.

Born in 1996 in Palatine, Illinois, and growing up in Arvada, Colorado, Hill attended Pomona High School, where she was discovered at the age of 14 by Jim Jordan, an agent for White Cross Management.

Jim Jordan discovered her during a horse riding lesson at a ranch in her hometown, Granby, Colorado. Signing to IMG the same year, Hill left high school at the age of 15, getting her GRE a year later.

Victoria’s Secret Model Taylor Hill Shows Off Her Dewy Makeup Look at Jimmy Choo’s 20th Anniversary Event

At the tender age of 20, Taylor dazzled attendees at Jimmy Choo’s 20th-anniversary event in New York, all without a professional touch to her makeupAt the tender age of 20, Taylor dazzled attendees at Jimmy Choo’s 20th-anniversary event in New York, all without a professional touch to her makeup (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

Even though most models have glam squads on hand 24-7, some still like to show off what they can do. And, as it turns out, Victoria’s Secret model Taylor Hill can give the pros a run for their money.

In September 2016, the then-20-year-old was aglow at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary event in New York, and she didn’t need professional help to attain it.

Taylor Hill flaunts her legs at Jimmy Choo's 20th anniversary in New YorkTaylor Hill flaunts her legs at Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary in New York on September 8, 2016 (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

Taylor wore a black velvet dress with a rounded neckline by Brandon Maxwell (Naomi Campbell wore the dress in a different color).

The model complemented her look with the velvet Jimmy Choo “Lola” sandals in burgundy.

Taylor Hill celebrated Jimmy Choo's 20th anniversary in the brand's "Lola" sandalsTaylor Hill celebrated Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary in the brand’s “Lola” sandals (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

Lancome sent Taylor a box full of makeup goodies, which she took advantage of by creating her gorgeous, dewy look.

Taylor Hill nailed the self-makeup challenge with her flawless event photosTaylor Hill nailed the self-makeup challenge with her flawless event photos (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

Taylor was also part of Jimmy Choo’s 20th-anniversary music video, starring stylish celebrities Amber Valletta, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova, Lexi Boling, Jasmine Tookes, and Xiao Wen Ju.

We totally would have loved to see Taylor rap more, though.

Velvet shoes seem to be making a comeback. You can order Taylor’s Jimmy Choo “Lola” sandals in velvet and satin at Mytheresa and Farfetch.

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Burgundy Jimmy Choo "Lola" Crisscross Sandals
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