Professional hair and makeup artist whose NikkieTutorials YouTube channel has more than 12 million subscribers, helping her gain an international following.
She first joined YouTube in 2008 after being inspired by other YouTube makeup tutorial channels.
She joined Colourfool Agency in 2011, which helped find projects such as Holland's and Benelux's Next Top Model, Miljoenenjacht, and The Face.
She was born in Wageningen, Netherlands. She began dating a man named Rick Smit.
She was sick in bed watching MTV's The Hills when the beauty of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Audrina Patridge inspired her to search for "The Hills Makeup" on YouTube. It was the beginning of what would become a successful career in beauty.