While Taylor Hill will never walk into a room unnoticed, dressed in her red pullover and jeans—and before hair and makeup—there is something totally every girl about her the morning of her Teen Vogue shoot. “People don’t realize my age,” says the 20-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel and newest face of Lancôme. “I’m really just a nerd.”

Words: Jessica Matlin & Tina Ferraro | Photography: Daniel Sannwald | Styling: Zara Zachrisson | Hair: Edward Lampley | Makeup: Violette | Nails: Honey


In the six years since being discovered at a horse ranch, the Denver native has been modeling and meeting people around the globe, learning a thing or two about love along the way. Rule number one: If someone doesn’t get your goals, move on. When Taylor was a teenager, “boys didn’t understand what I was doing. I couldn’t connect with anybody,” she says. “I felt so much more mature than they were—it was like talking to my younger brother!” Today, Taylor is in a two-year relationship with Michael Stephen Shank, a former model who understands the demands of her career. “He’s never sad when I’m leaving [for a job], and he never guilt-trips me to come home,” she says. “I would never sacrifice things in my life for somebody who wouldn’t do the same for me.” If you can find someone who gets you, that’s great, but in the meantime, she says, “don’t take dating too seriously.” Prioritize your friends—even after you’re blissfully coupled. “Hang out with your girls! I hate the idea of a life revolving around boys.

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