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BORN: April 27, 1972
HEIGHT: 6'3"
Significant Other: Cristen Barker
ON WHOSAY SINCE: Nov 14, 2012
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Me

  • I sang back up for Barry Manilow when I was 12
  • I am 6'3
  • My modeling career started when I was a runner up in one of the 1st televised modeling searches in the UK called The Clothes Show
  • I met my wife Crissy in Milan in 1994
  • I am actually pretty scared of heights despite much the crazy shoots I have done dangling out of helicopters and such!


Nigel Barker is internationally renowned for his photography and has been a creative force in the worlds of fashion, beauty and entertainment for the past 20 years. Mr. Barker’s work has included commercials, spokesperson roles, books, photographic exhibitions, and international editorial assignments. As a filmmaker his projects have highlighted some of our world’s most pressing issues with documentaries such as Dreams Are Not Forgotten, which he directed and produced, earning the Film Heals award from the Manhattan Film Festival. He published his first and much anticipated book, Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equation, in 2010 which is being developed into a skincare and cosmetics lines designed to get women “Camera Ready.” In 2013, Barker’s photographs became available to the public through partnerships with and Rock Paper Photo. After 17 seasons as the judge on the hit show, America’s Next Top Model, Mr. Barker is now the host on the Oxygen Network’s The Face which premiered in February 2013. As well as being an ambassador for the UN Foundation's Girl Up initiative he is a spokesperson and Ambassador for the Make A Wish Foundation, ASPCA and The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Mr. Barker lives in New York City with his wife Cristen and their two children, Jack and Jasmine.

A Sealed Fate

Documentary. Producer and Director. 2009

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