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Why 90 Day Fiancé Star Nikki Sanders AKA Nikki Exotika Looks So Familiar

Why 90 Day Fiancé Star Nikki Sanders AKA Nikki Exotika Looks So Familiar

90 Day Fiancé fans seem to know Nicole Sanders, AKA Nikki Exotika, from before she was announced as a season 10 cast member. Nikki, from Hoboken, New Jersey, is 47 years old. She’s a singer, has a license in cosmetology, and is a makeup artist. Nikki also gives plastic surgery advice, considering she has altered her body from head to toe. Nikki is a transwoman and underwent several procedures at 19 years old to look more feminine. Nikki met her current partner, Justin, from Moldova, on a dating site 17 years ago. Nikki was 30 years old, while Justin was barely 20.

Nikki and Justin got engaged, and she brought him to the U.S. on a K-1 visa. However, just two months later, Justin went back home depressed, as Nikki had never told him she was transgender. Nikki and Justin reunited recently, and he proposed to her all over again. However, before Nikki arranges for Justin to move to the U.S. again, she is going to Moldova to make sure she’s making the right decision. As fans watch Nikki’s adventures on the reality TV show, they can’t help but wonder why she looks so familiar.

Nikki Was Thrown Off E! Show Botched

Montage of Nikki Sanders from 90 Day Fiancé

In July 2014, Daily Mail published a heartbreaking report about Nikki. It mentioned how Nikki claimed to have lost her home after appearing on Botched. According to the article, Nikki had filmed a breast surgery procedure in Los Angeles for the show; however, the producers allegedly were “no longer” speaking to her. Nikki “dedicated her life” to the show and, in the process, was unable to work for two months. Because of this, Nikki was not able to pay her rent and lost her apartment. Meanwhile, a source claimed it was Nikki who was “very difficult to work with” and a “liability.”

90 Day Fiancé Fans Think Nikki Resembles Jeffree Star

While Nikki has been featured in major news publications over the years, fans also think she looks familiar for a different reason. Reddit user Leshal77 started a thread captioned, “I didn’t know Jeffree star was on the new season.” They posted side-by-side pictures of Nikki and makeup artist and internet celebrity Jeffree Star. The fan explained, “They look so similar! Also, she’s a makeup artist, a singer, etc. so many similarities.” Fans reacted to the comparison with shock. They wondered if Nikki’s plastic surgery procedures were inspired by Jeffree. “No wonder her face looks familiar,” a Redditor added.

There’s also a chance that 90 Day Fiancé season 10 fans may have come across Nikki on social media. On Instagram alone, Nikki has over 1.4 million followers. Nikki has as many followers as Darcey Silva or Loren Brovarnik, and this was before she even started her career as a franchise cast member. Her being an internet personality has worked in her favor when it comes to gaining mass popularity on platforms such as Instagram. Her season 10 appearance will take her far since Nikki and Justin’s storyline is intriguing after episode 1.

90 Day Fiancé airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on TLC.

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