Kiwi catwalk queen shows her wild side

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Publish Date
Sunday, 6 December 2015, 7:42AM

Kiwi model Nikki Phillips is no stranger to some of the world's most-famous catwalks.

And now the stunning 32-year-old is showing off her wild side, as the very glamorous face of Sky TV's adventure channel, Garage TV (Channel 77).

Phillips kicked off her new role last night by hosting Garage Movie Block, which she will do every night over summer. And when Australia-based Phillips - who is married to Kiwi musician and bespoke jeweller Dane Rumble - isn't modelling, you can often find her skiing, mountain biking or riding motorbikes.

She keeps close tabs on the exploits of some of New Zealand's top adventure athletes.

"Jossi Wells is New Zealand's best free-skier and is right up there on the world stage. I'm a summer girl so can't imagine having season after season of winter, snow and ice - that's dedication," Phillips told Spy.

"Ricardo Christie. I love that he hails from a small town on New Zealand's East Coast and he's mixing it with the best on the world surfing circuit. It shows anything is possible.

"Sarah Walker is one gutsy athlete and New Zealand's first BMX Olympian, winning a silver medal in 2012. I admire how she embraces speed but still looks in complete control."

She is also a fan of World Junior Surfing Champion Ella William and rising skier Anna Willcox-Silfverberg.

Garage TV launched in mid-May and has an estimated 400,000 unique viewers every month.