Nikkie's Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle, LLC is the brainchild of Founder/CEO: Nikkie Bendross and Co-Founder/President & Creative Director: Eric Bendross. However, Nikkie’s own personal journey toward a healthier lifestyle began with her struggle to recover from the trauma left behind by a failed marriage plagued with domestic violence, emotional and spiritual abuse. This subsequently led to a massive weight gain, but through her faith, hard work and a fresh start Nikkie Bendross has emerged a woman victorious.
Nikkie Bendross (aka Nikkie B.) Plus Size Model/ Beauty Consultant/ Inspirational Speaker/ Radio Personality/Gluten-Free Baker
Nikkie Michelle Bendross (AKA “Nikkie B”) is a professional plus size model, internet radio show host, inspirational speaker, life coach, and gluten-free baker at Nikkie's Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle, LLC. Born in Miami, Florida, Nikkie and her loving, supportive husband Eric and two talented sons, Winston Elliton III and Xavier D. Elliton constantly strive to live their best lives despite the current world-climate.
Nikkie began her career in entertainment and public speaking in October of 2016, going on to work with brands such as LifeLock, Sharecare, KetoCycle, CWP Apparel, and Voyage MIA Magazine. She has been featured on numerous online platforms and has appeared in many regional, national and international television programs including OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's Checked Inn; Tokyo's Diet Japan; CBS's The Doctors; TVOne's ATL Homicide and The Mel Robbins Show!
However, there is so much more to this budding mogul as Mrs. Bendross is a survivor of domestic violence, enduring 19+ years of spousal abuse throughout her first marriage and then going on to beat cancer of the reproductive organs in her thirties. And if that were not enough, Nikkie was then diagnosed with massive food allergies, but because of the bona fide champion she is, Nikkie has even managed to turn that around for her and a lot of other people’s good as well. Enter Nikkie B’s Treats & Cuisine, a prepared foods brand as well as Nikkie B's Natural Essentials, an all-natural topical products brand, both under the Nikkie’s Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle umbrella which was created especially for those with allergies and gluten sensitivity.
Hence, Nikkie's vast and profound life experiences have fully equipped her to tirelessly care for, encourage, enlighten and INSPIRE others. And as a 2019 honoree of Tye Live Ent. LLC’s annual “Sister I Have Your Back” awards, her strides in the way of women's empowerment and self-worth building have become even more evident. She says, ‘I want to be that shining example for those suffering from low self-esteem, low self-worth and low self-confidence. I want to be a beacon of light in this dark world. I don’t allow the measurement of my size or weight to determine my degree of happiness and that is also what I want to impress upon others. It’s never too late to try again, to turn your pain into triumph. And it is never too late to utilize your past suffering and so-called failures to propel you forward into your destiny.” What’s more, Bendross hosts her own internet radio program, The Nikkie B Show, on Facebook Watch and Z100TheBeat.com twice per week with her husband Eric, producing and directing each segment. This is where Nikkie truly thrives as she earnestly spreads insightful messages of hope, self-improvement, body positivity and realistic, results-driven methods to navigate your marriage and relationships. As Nikkie B. always says “The Struggle Is Real, But The Journey Is Worth It!”
Eric Bendross Creative Director/ Producer/ Radio Personality In addition to being Nikkie B.'s loving husband, Eric Bendross is also a digital filmmaker/cinematographer, entrepreneur, producer and writer. What's more, Mr. Bendross also serves as President and leads the Marketing Department as Creative Director, Videographer/Cinematographer and Producer for Nikkie's Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle, LLC. Multi-talented and driven; Eric Bendross is originally from Miami, Florida, but has travelled throughout the U.S. for work as on-camera talent [including in California, New York, Georgia, Nevada and more]. Moreover, Bendross received his education at Full Sail University and Johnson & Wales University and has appeared in numerous network television, independent and major film productions.
The Nikkie B Show is home to The Elegant & Regal One!