Who is Nikki Pederson?

A Texas native, Nikki Pederson has been involved in the fashion, pageant and entertainment industries for most of her adult life. From 1991 to 1997 she served as an Area Director of the Miss Texas USA Pageant and was honored as “Director of the Year” in 1996. No stranger to the stage and camera, she has acted in theatre and television commercials and for six years directed one of the largest bridal fashion shows in central east Texas.    Nikki has worked as a professional makeup artist for clients such as former President George H.W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, Ivana Trump, and the Miss Universe pageant.


In 1999, supported by her pageant, acting and modeling experiences, Nikki started Nikki Pederson Talent and became a Director and scout, creating  the NPT Los Angeles Actor’s Showcase.  Nikki serves as an instructor, facilitator, consultant and mentor to aspiring actors, models, singers and dancers.   She has effectively established strong professional relationships with top talent managers and agents in the Los Angeles and New York markets, and has earned a reputation for identifying and developing top talent.  Nikki Pederson Talent takes pride in the hard work and extensive preparation invested into each client.  Nikki Pederson Talent clients are consistently competitive at the highest levels.


Nikki has discovered and participated in the development of talent such as Tiffany Thornton who stars in the Disney channels, “So Random”.   Raini Rodriguez who is currently co-starring in another Disney hit show “Austin & Ally”.  Raini’s breakout role was playing Kevin James’ daughter   in the 2010 summer number one hit movie, “Paul Blart – Mall Cop”.    And keeping it in the family Raini’s little brother, Rico Rodriguez, who co-stars in the Emmy award winning show Modern Family.   Other Nikki Pederson Talent alumni include actors Matthew Florida, Caitlyn Taylor Love and Molly Montgomery.  Matthew played Ford Decker on “Days of Our Lives”, and his star continues rise as he makes many guest appearances on hit television shows, including “NCIS” and “The Client List”.   Caitlyn is a singer/ songwriter and co-star of Disney XD “I’m In the Band” and “The Ultimate Spiderman”.    Molly, who has been featured in commercials for Yoostar, White Castle, Spike, and Doritos;  is a New York stage actress appearing in off- Broadway shows such as  “Aftertaste”, “Five Percent”,  “In Private: A Night with Hollywood Icons”.

Nikki is also responsible for discovering and placing fashion models,  Chantel ”Nik” Deberry who in 2011 was featured in Cosmopolitan  Magazine in a five page spread and is consistently seen in fashion magazines and on  runways all over the world;  and male model,  Jakob Postma, who is currently featured in the latest men’s L’Oreal hair campaign.


Nikki Pederson Talent is responsible for producing and financially sponsoring the first annual Brazos Valley Fashion Week BVFW runway shows.  This year’s net proceeds raised money for the “Fun For All Playground” to be built in College Station – a park that accommodates those with special needs.


Nikki’s mantra, “Get up! Show up! And Stay!” is not only something she teaches to her clients,  but is also a guiding  force for how she lives her life each and every day.