Nikki Huang might be best known as the Rustan’s heiress, being the daughter of SSI Group's Anton Huang, but best believe this young lady isn’t just passively waiting for opportunities; instead, she's actively forging her path in the world of fashion and sociology.
Beyond her privileged background, Nikki stands out for her intellect, achievements, and keen sense of style. At just 23 years old, the young socialite is already making waves in various fields, and she’s definitely landed a spot on our to-watch list. Curious to know more about this budding star? Below are 10 impressive things to know about her!
10 Things to Know About Nikki Huang
1. She is a Taurus.
Born on May 16, 2000, Nikki Huang embodies the traits of a Taurus, known for their strength and determination. These qualities seem to define Nikki's journey as she navigates the intricate realms of fashion and academia, forging her own unique identity outside her famous last name.
2. She graduated college from Boston University.
Nikki pursued a double major in sociology and international relations at Boston University, graduating with a stellar 4.0 GPA that proves she’s got both beauty and brains.
3. She’s a top-notch student.
Nikki was among the top 20 honor students who were selected to attend the prestigious American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting, the largest sociology association in the world, allowing her to demonstrate her commitment to sociology at a global level.
4. She finished High School at the International School Manila.
A graduate of the International School Manila (ISM), Nikki engaged in several extracurricular activities. She was part of the National Honors Society, Quill & Scroll Honor Society, and served as the editor-in-chief of Liham, ISM’s creative writing publication.
5. She is a writer.
Nikki's writing prowess transcended the academic realm. From leading the creative writing publication of her high school to earning a CAS Alumni Award for Writing Excellence for her Sociology Honors thesis titled Going Global: The Filipino Elite and US Higher Education, showcasing her ability to articulate complex ideas. She even ventured into journalism, becoming a columnist for a national publication, where she tackled diverse topics ranging from life lessons and beauty to women's fashion and wrote several profiles on female role models.
6. She is now pursuing her postgraduate studies.
With her undergraduate accolades in hand, Nikki's thirst for knowledge remains unquenched. Currently, she is undertaking a Master's program in Social Science at the prestigious University of Chicago, demonstrating a relentless pursuit of academic excellence.
7. She is one of Chris Nick’s angels.
Nikki's influence in the world of fashion goes beyond her familial ties at Rustan’s. She also happens to be local designer Chris Nick's closest friend and muse. Nikki’s innate style and girl boss energy make her a fitting choice for this role. Their long-standing relationship is evident in their numerous social media posts capturing their bond, with Nikki even dubbing him her "forever date."
8. She has a bag inspired by her.
Many iconic women have inspired the world of fashion. Jane Birkin was the inspiration behind Hermes’ Birkin, the classic Gucci Jackie was named after former U.S. first-lady Jackie Kennedy, Hermes named the Kelly bag after Grace Kelly, and both Dior and Gucci have bags named after Princess Diana.
Similarly, Nikki Huang was the inspiration behind Rafe New York’s Nikki Vanity Case. As written on the brand’s website, the bag is “inspired by her strength of character, individuality and innate style.” The structured Hexagon silhouette pays homage to 1950s vanity cases, reflecting Nikki's personal fashion tastes and sensibilities.
9. She is a licensed scuba diver.
Nikki is an experienced scuba diver. She has been frequently exploring the depths of El Nido, Palawan with her family ever since she was little. Last year, she finally got her advanced diver's license, showcasing her adventurous spirit.
10. She is a style icon in the making.
Known for her impeccable taste, Nikki made waves at New York Fashion Week, going viral for her distinctive style. Her Instagram is a testament to her flair for fashion, featuring a stunning array of OOTDs that show off her love for clothes, jewelry, and all things designer—a fitting trait for the heiress of Rustan’s.