By now, you probably know all about supermodel Niki Taylor, the host of “Make Me a Supermodel,” who happens to be a bit of a looker. Well, the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit starlet is now married to NASCAR driver Burney Lamar (ed. note: Who? Oh! That Burney Lamar!), and the couple is expecting their first child.
We know what you’re thinking: How is this news? Well, first of all, Burney Lamar is a NASCAR driver, even if you don’t know who he is. He drives really fast and makes a whole lot of left turns, which could make getting to the hospital when Niki goes into a labor a little more difficult. But, more significantly, Niki could be considered athletic herself. Think about it:
- She’s spent a significant amount of her career wearing an item that can correctly be described as a sporting good (swimsuits)
- She has to spend hours on an elliptical to keep in photo shape
- Her recovery from a horrific accident in 2001 has been nothing less than Herculean.
Really, we’re not kidding about the recovery from her car accident, which left her in a coma with a lacerated liver after the car she was riding in collided with a utility pole. Now she’s so healthy that she’s pregnant again. THAT is an impressive recovery. And do read on … there’s even more photo goodness after the jump.
In fact, the accident in Atlanta was so bad that she was in a coma for 50 days. Fifty days. Try coming back from that to resume your career in an industry based purely on physique. We’re betting ol’ Burney never did that.
In fact, he may not even be the family’s primary bread winner anymore. With the success of “Make Me a Supermodel” revitalizing Niki’s career and Nascar ticket prices hitting the skids faster than anything this side of oil (maybe that will help them make up some of the losses), Niki might be pulling in more money than Bruney sooner rather than later.
Here’s something else Burney never did: Look this good. Hey, any excuse to harken back to the golden days of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition is enough for us.