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Walking on Sunshine

Tayler Mercier is a small-town girl and animals are her greatest joy in life. She believes in kindness and helping others, and the best way to fight for justice for others was for her to pursue a law degree, which she currently is studying for. Her love for travel makes her modeling career so very special and extraordinary. Tayler is based in Texas and California, she’s available for commercials, photoshoots, promos, videos, and prints advertorials. 

Photography by Nino Batista / @ninobatista

MUA: Cori Aston / @coriaston39

What is your biggest turn on? My biggest turn on is someone who makes me laugh. That really is what turns me on. Laughing with someone who can make me feel like I’m having fun.

Describe to us your perfect date… My perfect date would be a romantic dinner by candlelight. Having that dinner at home in a romantic setting with romantic music playing in the background then having a glass of wine by the fire on a cold night.

What would you consider to be one of your biggest challenges as a model so far? My biggest challenge is learning to not be self-critical. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my work, so I tend to be hard on myself if a shoot doesn’t turn out exactly how I wanted it to look.

How do you prepare for a shoot? The night before a shoot I spend the evening making sure I have all my wardrobe sorted and ready to go. Then I try to unwind and relax by taking a hot bath. I just turn off and try to relax because I get very anxious the night before a shoot and I always have trouble sleeping.

What was your initial reaction when you were chosen to shoot this feature? I would say it was one of my most exciting moments. I was so happy and honored to be recognized by such a prestigious and legendary publication.

What would you say is the most difficult thing about being a model? Being in the spotlight can make you a target for people’s criticism, and living up to the expectations of being a model and looking good all the time. I’m just a normal person and I have good days and bad days just like everybody else.

What does your typical day look like? My typical day starts at 7 and I usually get right on the computer and answer emails and turn in any assignments I have due. Then I get dressed and start my day. Work, errands, and go to the gym. I take my dogs to the park in the evening and head back home to work on any studying I need to catch up on. I end the day by watching a movie or a TV show in bed.

What are you most looking forward to doing this year? I live in Houston, but I am getting a second place in LA and I’m very excited about that. I have always wanted a place there.

What turns you off the most? Arrogance! Arrogance and a negative attitude.

What are some of your hobbies? I love to travel. Going somewhere new or going to one of my favorite cities. Either way, I love it.

If you weren’t a model, what would you be? That’s tough because modeling has been my life and career for so long now. My identity is tied to it even though it doesn’t completely define me as a person. I am a lot of different things, but I really believe this is what I was meant to do.

Do you have anyone special in your life and could you tell us more? Yes, I do. For almost four years now. You really do know when you meet the person you are meant to be with.

Where to from here and what are your plans for the future? I am a prelaw student now. I have always wanted to be a lawyer so I can help people. So, law school is what’s next and I am very excited about it.

What is your personal mantra? Live a great story. Something exciting. Give them something to remember and talk about.

Any last words for our readers? I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of my fans and followers for all of their love and support. I would not be here if it were not for them. All of this is because of them and I do it for them. They truly mean so much to me. And don’t forget to check out my fan pages which are OnlyFans @merciertayler, Facebook @TaylerMercier, and TikTok @taylerelaine.

Follow Tayler’s journey on Instagram @taylerelaine_ for all her latest news and story updates!